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2014 Senate Bill 850: Exempt public safety employees from no-contract "step pay hike" ban
Introduced by Sen. Patrick Colbeck (R) on March 5, 2014 To exempt law enforcement and fire department employees from a 2011 law that banned automatic seniority-based automatic pay hikes for individual government employees (“step increases”) during the time when a government employee union contract has expired and no replacement has been negotiated. Specifically, the bill would exempt public safety workers covered by a 1969 compulsory arbitration law.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on March 5, 2014
Reported in the Senate on June 5, 2014 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Coleman Young, II (D) on June 10, 2014 To also repeal the "no contract, no step-pay increase" law for non-public safety government and school employees starting in 2015.
The amendment failed 13 to 24 in the Senate on June 10, 2014
Passed 27 to 10 in the Senate on June 10, 2014 (same description)
To exempt law enforcement and fire department employees from a 2011 law that banned automatic seniority-based automatic pay hikes for individual government employees (“step increases”) during the time when a government employee union contract has expired and no replacement has been negotiated. Specifically, the bill would exempt public safety workers covered by a 1969 compulsory arbitration law.
Received in the House on June 10, 2014
Referred to the House Commerce Committee on June 10, 2014

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