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2012 Senate Bill 1085: PLA ban “re-do”

Public Act 238 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Sen. John Moolenaar (R) on April 16, 2012, to “re-do” the law passed in 2011 prohibiting “project labor agreements” in state, school and local public construction projects, so as to circumvent a union lawsuit that has prevented enforcement of the PLA ban. Project labor agreements require non-union contractors bidding on a government project to pay employee union dues and contribute to union pension and health insurance benefit funds, even though their employees are not union members.
    • Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on April 16, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on April 26, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on May 16, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 16, 2012.
  2. Passed 26 to 12 in the Senate on May 17, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on May 17, 2012.
    • Referred to the House Commerce Committee on May 17, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on May 24, 2012, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 63 to 47 in the House on May 31, 2012, to “re-do” the law passed in 2011 prohibiting “project labor agreements” in state, school and local public construction, road projects, so as to circumvent a union lawsuit that has prevented enforcement of PLA ban. Project labor agreements require non-union contractors bidding on a government project to pay employee union dues and contribute to union pension and health insurance benefit funds, even though their employees are not union members.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on June 6, 2012.
    • Motion by Rep. Jim Stamas (R) on June 7, 2012, to waive a rule that would prohibit the bill from being amended after passage and passed again on the same day. The motion passed by voice vote in the House on June 7, 2012.
    • Moved to reconsider by Rep. Jim Stamas (R) on June 7, 2012, the vote by which the House passed the bill. The motion passed by voice vote in the House on June 7, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Joseph Haveman (R) on June 7, 2012, to clarify details related to the effective date of certain provisions. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 7, 2012.
  6. Passed 63 to 44 in the House on June 7, 2012, to “re-do” the law passed in 2011 prohibiting “project labor agreements” in state, school and local public construction projects, so as to circumvent a union lawsuit that has prevented enforcement of the PLA ban. Project labor agreements require non-union contractors bidding on a government project to pay employee union dues and contribute to union pension and health insurance benefit funds, even though their employees are not union members.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Received in the Senate on June 12, 2012.
  8. Passed 26 to 11 in the Senate on June 12, 2012, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  9. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 26, 2012.

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