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

Public Act 238 of 2012

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.   Official Text and Analysis.
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
Passed 26 to 12 in the Senate on May 17, 2012 (same description)
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.
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.
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.
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
Passed 63 to 44 in the House on June 7, 2012 (same description)
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.
Received in the Senate on June 12, 2012
Passed 26 to 11 in the Senate on June 12, 2012 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 26, 2012

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