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2011 House Bill 5085: Ban government sending payroll PAC money to union

Public Act 30 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Rep. Mike Shirkey (R) on October 18, 2011, to prohibit the state, school districts and local governments from deducting money from an employee’s paycheck and contributing it to a union Political Action Committee (PAC).
    • Referred to the House Redistricting and Elections Committee on October 18, 2011.
      • Reported in the House on December 6, 2011, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on December 7, 2011, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2011.
  2. Passed 62 to 46 in the House on December 8, 2011.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on December 13, 2011.
    • Referred to the Senate Local Government & Elections Committee on December 13, 2011.
      • Reported in the Senate on February 7, 2012, with the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Amendment offered in the Senate on February 8, 2012, to clarify that the bill also applies to federal PAC contributions. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 8, 2012.
  4. Passed 26 to 12 in the Senate on February 14, 2012, to prohibit the state, school districts and local governments from deducting money from an employee’s paycheck and contributing it to a union Political Action Committee (PAC).
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on February 14, 2012.
  6. Passed 62 to 43 in the House on February 15, 2012, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on February 28, 2012.

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