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2012 Senate Bill 1335: Increase threshold for government workplace safety regs

Public Act 415 of 2012

Introduced by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R) on September 27, 2012 To require the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to not just assert that there is a “clear and convincing need” to impose a new occupational health and safety regulation on workplaces, but to actually provide a statement of the specific facts used to support the assertion.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on September 27, 2012
Reported in the Senate on November 8, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on November 8, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 8, 2012
Passed 25 to 12 in the Senate on November 8, 2012 To require the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to not just assert that there is a “clear and convincing need” to impose on employers a new occupational health and safety regulation that exceeds federal standards, but to actually provide a statement of the specific facts used to support the assertion, and show the rule was requested by a broad consensus of employers and employees in an affected industry.
Received in the House on November 8, 2012
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on November 8, 2012
Reported in the House on November 28, 2012 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Richard Hammel (D) on December 11, 2012 To link this bill to passage of House Bill 5361, which would prohibit a legislator or statewide officeholder from applying for or receiving during his or her term a grant from the state that is unrelated to holding office, except for college scholarships available equally to the general public.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 11, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Richard Hammel (D) on December 11, 2012 To link this bill to passage of House Bill 4520, which would allow no-reason absentee voting.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 11, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Barb Byrum (D) on December 11, 2012 To link passage of this bill to House Bill 4461, which would require politicians to file personal financial disclosure statements.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 11, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Richard Hammel (D) on December 11, 2012 To link this bill to passage of House Bill 5360, which would prohibit legislators and statewide officeholders from applying for or receiving during his or her term a grant from the state that is unrelated to holding office.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 11, 2012
Passed 64 to 45 in the House on December 12, 2012 (same description)
To require the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to not just assert that there is a “clear and convincing need” to impose on employers a new occupational health and safety regulation that exceeds federal standards, but to actually provide a statement of the specific facts used to support the assertion, and show the rule was requested by a broad consensus of employers and employees in an affected industry.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 20, 2012

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