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2012 Senate Bill 1051: Ban school board voting on family member union contract

Public Act 606 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Sen. Joe Hune (R) on March 28, 2012, to prohibit school board members from voting on union and other contracts if a family member had an interest in a contract or works for the school district, including a spouse, child, parent, sibling, nephew or niece, etc.
    • Referred to the Senate Education Committee on March 28, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on September 20, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on November 8, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 8, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Steve Bieda (D) on November 8, 2012, to tie-bar the bill to Senate Bill 117 meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. SB 117 would require candidates for statwide and certain local offices to file detailed personal financial disclosure statements. The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on November 8, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Coleman Young (D) on November 8, 2012, to extend the bill to include emergency financial managers appointed by the state to manage fiscally failed school districts. The amendment failed 17 to 20 in the Senate on November 8, 2012.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  2. Passed 31 to 6 in the Senate on November 8, 2012, to prohibit school board members from voting on union and other contracts if a family member has an interest in a contract or works for the school district, including a spouse, child, parent, sibling, nephew or niece, etc.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on November 8, 2012.
    • Referred to the House Education Committee on November 8, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on December 12, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on December 13, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Douglas Geiss (D) on December 13, 2012, to establish that if a majority of a school board’s members are disqualified by the bill's restrictions from voting on a contract (most likely a union labor contract and board members with relatives employed by the school), then the members who are not disqualified would still constitute a quorum authorized to approve the contract. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2012. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2012.
  4. Passed 108 to 1 in the House on December 13, 2012, to prohibit school board members from voting on union and other contracts if a family member has an interest in a contract or works for the school district, including a spouse, child, parent, sibling, nephew or niece, etc.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on December 14, 2012.
  6. Passed 33 to 4 in the Senate on December 14, 2012, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 8, 2013.

Comments

Re: 2012 Senate Bill 1051 (Ban school board voting on family member union contract)  by harrynevus on February 8, 2013 

 Yet another attack by the Michigan legislature on Michigan labor unions to solve a problem that doesn't exist and never did exist.  When will they actually begin addressing real problems instead of the imagined demons in their schitzophrenic minds?  This does nothing to help anyone or make this a better place to live, work, and raise a family.



Re: 2012 Senate Bill 1051 (Ban school board voting on family member union contract)  by isabelleelise on May 6, 2012 

Well said.



Re: 2012 Senate Bill 1051 (Ban school board voting on family member union contract)  by isabelleelise on May 6, 2012 

Good bill!  It should become law.



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