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

Public Act 423 of 2012

  1. 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.
    • 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.
  2. Passed 110 to 0 in the House on May 30, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.
  4. 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on December 13, 2012.
  6. 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 20, 2012.

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