Introduced by Sen. Patrick Colbeck (R) on February 14, 2012, to prohibit the state, local governments, school districts or any government employer from using taxpayer resources (including their payroll processing systems) to deduct union dues or fees from employees’ pay, and then sending the money to a union. This practice is the current norm, so the bill would require unions to make alternative arrangements to collect dues or fees from government and school employees. Under a recent Michigan Supreme Court ruling (MEA vs. Land), governments are already prohibited from deducting employee pay and sending it to a union political action committee. Full Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on February 14, 2012.