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2017 Senate Bill 353: Preempt local bans on employers asking about past wages

Public Act 84 of 2018

Introduced by Sen. John Proos (R) on May 2, 2017
To expand a law that prohibits local governments from imposing mandatory job application information requirements or restrictions on employers. The bill would expand this to job interviews. Among other things the bill would ban local governments from prohibiting an employer from asking about a prospective employee's previous salary history during the job interview process.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Commerce Committee on May 2, 2017
Reported in the Senate on June 8, 2017
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 27 to 9 in the Senate on October 5, 2017.
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To expand a law that prohibits local governments from imposing mandatory job application information requirements or restrictions on employers. The bill would expand this to job interviews. Among other things the bill would ban local governments from prohibiting an employer from asking about a prospective employee's previous salary history during a job interview.
Received in the House on October 5, 2017
Referred to the House Commerce and Trade Committee on October 5, 2017
Reported in the House on February 27, 2018
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Fred Durhal, III (D) on March 6, 2018
To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 5067, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 5067 would prohibit an employer from including questions about an applicant’s felony record on an initial job application.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 6, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Erika Geiss (D) on March 6, 2018
To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4511, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4511 would mandate that employers provide to employees wage information on "similarly situated employees," meaning employees who are within the same job classification or whose duties are comparable in skill, effort, responsibility, working conditions, and training.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 6, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Christine Greig (D) on March 6, 2018
To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4516, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4516 would prohibit a prospective employer from asking a job candidate about their past compensation.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 6, 2018
Passed 62 to 46 in the House on March 7, 2018.
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(same description)
To expand a law that prohibits local governments from imposing mandatory job application information requirements or restrictions on employers. The bill would expand this to job interviews. Among other things the bill would ban local governments from prohibiting an employer from asking about a prospective employee's previous salary history during a job interview.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 26, 2018

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