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2013 Senate Bill 443: End automatic tax increases to pay union contract lawsuit judgments

Public Act 185 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.
  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.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Earl Poleski (R) on December 11, 2013, to adopt a version of the bill that provides a number of exceptions to its provisions, including for certain schools under the receivership of an Emergency Manager, for certain disputes between a school district and an Intermediate School District, and more. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 11, 2013.
  4. Passed 76 to 33 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. The House added a number of exceptions, including for certain schools under the receivership of an Emergency Manager, for certain disputes between a school district and an Intermediate School District or the school employee pension system, and more.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on December 12, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Jim Marleau (R) on December 12, 2013, to also create an exception for certain judgments in which the total payment is less than $100,000. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 12, 2013.
  6. Passed 33 to 5 in the Senate 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. The House added a number of exceptions, including for certain schools under the receivership of an Emergency Manager, for certain disputes between a school district and an Intermediate School District or the school employee pension system, and more.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Received in the House on December 12, 2013.
  8. Passed 77 to 32 in the House on December 12, 2013, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

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

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