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2011 House Bill 5192: Revise Detroit police and fire pension board selection

Public Act 12 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Rep. Fred Durhal, Jr. (D) on December 1, 2011, to clarify that if the Detroit fire and police pension board member who is supposed to represent retirees is selected according to a method specified in the city charter, then deciding who to select would be a prohibited subject of collective bargaining with government employee unions, and any union agreement specifying a different person or method would be null and void. See also House Bill 4135, now Public Act 25 of 2011, which dealt with the same issue.
    • Referred to the House Oversight, Reform, and Ethics Committee on December 1, 2011.
      • Reported in the House on December 6, 2011, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 88 to 20 in the House on December 7, 2011, to clarify that if the Detroit fire and police pension board member who is supposed to represent retirees is selected according to a method specified in the city charter, then deciding who to select would be a prohibited subject of collective bargaining with government employee unions, and any union agreement specifying a different person or method would not be null and void. See also House Bill 4135, now Public Act 25 of 2011, which dealt with the same issue.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on December 8, 2011.
    • Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on December 8, 2011.
      • Reported in the Senate on December 15, 2011, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on January 24, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on January 24, 2012.
  4. Passed 35 to 2 in the Senate on January 25, 2012, to clarify that if the Detroit fire and police pension board member who is supposed to represent retirees is selected according to a method specified in the city charter, then deciding who to select would be a prohibited subject of collective bargaining with government employee unions, and any union agreement specifying a different person or method would be null and void. See also House Bill 4135, now Public Act 25 of 2011, which dealt with the same issue.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on January 25, 2012.
  6. Passed 84 to 22 in the House on January 26, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on February 14, 2012.

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