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2014 Senate Bill 850: Exempt public safety employees from no-contract "step pay hike" ban
  1. Introduced by Sen. Patrick Colbeck (R) on March 5, 2014, to exempt law enforcement and fire department employees from a 2011 law that banned automatic seniority-based automatic pay hikes for individual government employees (“step increases”) during the time when a government employee union contract has expired and no replacement has been negotiated. Specifically, the bill would exempt public safety workers covered by a 1969 compulsory arbitration law.
    • Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on March 5, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 5, 2014, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Coleman Young (D) on June 10, 2014, to also repeal the "no contract, no step-pay increase" law for non-public safety government and school employees starting in 2015. The amendment failed 13 to 24 in the Senate on June 10, 2014.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  2. Passed 27 to 10 in the Senate on June 10, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on June 10, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Commerce Committee on June 10, 2014.

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