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2011 House Bill 4770: Ban government benefits for “domestic partners”

Public Act 297 of 2011

Introduced by Rep. David Agema (R) on June 16, 2011 To prohibit the state, public schools, colleges and universities, and local governments from providing medical benefits or other fringe benefits to an employee’s “domestic partner,” defined as someone who is not married to the employee and not a dependent or survivor.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Oversight, Reform, and Ethics Committee on June 16, 2011
Reported in the House on June 22, 2011 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Rudy Hobbs (D) on September 14, 2011 To require the state Department of Civil Rights to submit a report indicating "the number of minor children who have been affected by an application" of this bill if passed.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 14, 2011
Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Brown (D) on September 14, 2011 To exempt state universities from the application of the bill.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 14, 2011
Passed 64 to 44 in the House on September 15, 2011.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
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To prohibit the state, public schools, colleges and universities, and local governments from providing medical benefits or other fringe benefits to an employee’s “domestic partner,” defined as someone who is not married to the employee and not a dependent or survivor.
Received in the Senate on September 20, 2011
Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on September 20, 2011
Reported in the Senate on October 20, 2011 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on December 7, 2011 To exclude state universities and community colleges from the bill's provisions.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 7, 2011
Passed 27 to 9 in the Senate on December 7, 2011.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To prohibit the state, public schools, and local governments from providing medical benefits or other fringe benefits to an employee’s “domestic partner,” defined as someone who is not married to the employee and not a dependent or survivor.
Received in the House on December 7, 2011
Passed 63 to 45 in the House on December 8, 2011.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 22, 2011

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