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2013 Senate Bill 442: End automatic tax increases to pay union contract lawsuit judgments

Public Act 184 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Sen. Jim Marleau (R) on June 20, 2013, to revise a provision that requires school property taxes be raised to pay off lawsuit-related judgments against a school district, by establishing that this does not apply if the lawsuit was to enforce a school employee union contract or other contract that specifically relates to school operations.
    • Referred to the Senate Education Committee on June 20, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on October 24, 2013, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on October 29, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 29, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on October 30, 2013, to essentially strip out the key provision of the bill, and establish that collective bargaining and other "operations" related judgments against a school district may be enforced "by any available judicial or administrative process provided under law". The amendment failed 11 to 26 in the Senate on October 30, 2013.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  2. Passed 27 to 10 in the Senate on October 30, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on October 31, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Financial Liability Reform Committee on October 31, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on December 10, 2013, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 76 to 32 in the House on December 12, 2013, to revise a provision that requires school property taxes be raised to pay off lawsuit-related judgments against a school district, by establishing that this does not apply if the lawsuit was to enforce a school employee union contract or other contract that specifically relates to school operations.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 13, 2013.

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