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2012 Senate Bill 1018: Ban “stealth" unionization of independent contractors paid with government subsidies

Public Act 76 of 2012

Introduced by Sen. Dave Hildenbrand (R) on March 14, 2012 To establish that a person whose private employment compensation comes from a direct or indirect government subsidy is not considered a government employee, and so is not subject to being inducted into a government employee union. Such a scheme involving home day care providers was ended after a Mackinac Center lawsuit, and the bill would end a similar one extracting SEIU union dues from home health care workers.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on March 14, 2012
Reported in the Senate on March 22, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on March 22, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 22, 2012
Amendment offered by Sen. Coleman Young, II (D) on March 22, 2012 To strip-out a provision that essentially makes the bill retroactive, by establishing that the state's past recognition of unionizations of the sort the bill would prohibit were invalid.
The amendment failed 13 to 25 in the Senate on March 22, 2012
Passed 25 to 13 in the Senate on March 22, 2012 (same description)
To establish that a person whose private employment compensation comes from a direct or indirect government subsidy is not considered a government employee, and so is not subject to being inducted into a government employee union. Such a scheme involving home day care providers was ended after a Mackinac Center lawsuit, and the bill would end a similar one extracting SEIU union dues from home health care workers.
Received in the House on March 22, 2012
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on March 22, 2012
Reported in the House on March 27, 2012 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Vicki Barnett (D) on March 27, 2012 To strip-out a provision that essentially makes the bill retroactive, by establishing that the state's past recognition of unionizations of the sort the bill would prohibit were invalid.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 27, 2012
Passed 63 to 46 in the House on March 28, 2012 (same description)
To establish that a person whose private employment compensation comes from a direct or indirect government subsidy is not considered a government employee, and so is not subject to being inducted into a government employee union. Such a scheme involving home day care providers was ended after a Mackinac Center lawsuit, and the bill would end a similar one extracting SEIU union dues from home health care workers.
Moved to reconsider by Rep. Kate Segal (D) on March 29, 2012
The motion failed 45 to 63 in the House on March 29, 2012
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on April 9, 2012

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