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

Public Act 185 of 2013

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.   Official Text and Analysis.
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
Passed 27 to 10 in the Senate on October 30, 2013 (same description)
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.
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
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.
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
Passed 33 to 5 in the Senate on December 12, 2013 (same description)
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.
Received in the House on December 12, 2013
Passed 77 to 32 in the House on December 12, 2013 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 13, 2013

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