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2013 House Bill 4664: Allow pension double-dipping by some “retired” prison workers

Public Act 112 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Rep. Greg MacMaster (R) on May 2, 2013, to repeal a Sept. 30, 2013 sunset on a 2012 law that “temporarily” allowed retired prison employees to simultaneously collect pension benefits and a paycheck for going back to work in a prison. Under current law, prison guards can retire and begin collecting pension checks as young as age 51 in some cases.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on May 2, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on May 22, 2013, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Andrew Kandrevas (D) on June 5, 2013. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 5, 2013.
  2. Passed 58 to 51 in the House on June 5, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on June 6, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 6, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 13, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on June 13, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 13, 2013.
  4. Failed 17 to 21 in the Senate on June 18, 2013, to extend for two years a Sept. 30, 2013 sunset on a 2012 law that “temporarily” allowed retired prison employees to simultaneously collect pension benefits and a paycheck for going back to work in a prison. Under current law, prison guards can retire and begin collecting pension checks as young as age 51 in some cases.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Moved to reconsider by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on June 18, 2013, the vote by which the bill was defeated. The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 18, 2013.
  6. Received in the Senate on June 18, 2013.
  7. Passed 20 to 18 in the Senate on June 18, 2013, to extend for two years a Sept. 30, 2013 sunset on a 2012 law that “temporarily” allowed retired prison employees to simultaneously collect pension benefits and a paycheck for going back to work in a prison. Under current law, prison guards can retire and begin collecting pension checks as young as age 51 in some cases.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  8. Received in the House on June 18, 2013.
  9. Passed 58 to 50 in the House on September 10, 2013, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  10. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on September 24, 2013.

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