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2011 House Bill 5196: Require high-cost government & school employee disclosures

Public Act 423 of 2012

Introduced by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on December 1, 2011 To require the state, schools and local governments to post online the number of employees in each job classification, total annual wages paid, the annual cost of benefits, and the terms of any severance agreements. The bill was introduced after a Wayne County political appointee severance pay scandal.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Oversight, Reform, and Ethics Committee on December 1, 2011
Reported in the House on March 8, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on May 23, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 23, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Brown (D) on May 23, 2012 To also require charter schools to comply with the proposed disclosure requirements.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 23, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Brown (D) on May 23, 2012 To also include emergency managers appointed to fiscally failed cities and school districts under the proposed disclosure requirements.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 23, 2012
Passed 110 to 0 in the House on May 30, 2012 (same description)
To require the state, schools and local governments to post online the number of employees in each job classification, total annual wages paid, the annual cost of benefits, and the terms of any severance agreements. The bill was introduced after a Wayne County political appointee severance pay scandal.
Received in the Senate on May 31, 2012
Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on May 31, 2012
Reported in the Senate on December 6, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on December 13, 2012 To adopt a version of the bill that only applies to state employees, and without the severance deal disclosure requirement.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 13, 2012
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 13, 2012 To require the state to post online the average fringe benefits for all state employees, the number of employees in each job classification, the average salary paid in each state agency, the turnover rate, and some other aggregated figures.
Received in the House on December 13, 2012
Passed 109 to 0 in the House on December 13, 2012 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill, which only requires disclosures of aggegated state employee compensation rates.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 20, 2012

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