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2012 House Bill 5780: Allow public safety “step” pay hikes when union contract is expired
  1. Introduced by Rep. John Walsh (R) on July 18, 2012, to exempt police and firefighter employees and unions from the provisions of a 2011 law that prohibits seniority-based automatic pay hikes for individual employees (“step increases”) when a government employee union contract has expired and no replacement has been negotiated.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on July 18, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on November 29, 2012, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.