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2010 House Bill 5838: Impose new regulations on welfare child care aides
  1. Introduced by Rep. Barb Byrum (D) on February 17, 2010, to add a definition of "day care aide" to the laws proposed by House Bills 5242 to 5244 establishing new regulations on individuals who are paid with welfare program dollars to provide child care to welfare recipients.
    • Referred to the House Families and Childrens Services Committee on February 17, 2010.
      • Reported in the House on March 10, 2010.
      • Substitute offered in the House on May 20, 2010, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises various details, but does not change its substance. This version was subsequently superseded by another substitute with more changes. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 20, 2010.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. David Agema (R) on May 20, 2010, to tie-bar the bill to Senate Bills 1173 and 1179, meaning this bill cannot become law unless those ones do also. Those bills would prohibit government entities from deeming a person whose private employment compensation comes from a direct or indirect government subsidy to be a "government employee" who can be enrolled in a public employee union. This is the subject of a "stealth unionization" lawsuit filed by the Mackinac Center on behalf of home child care providers. The amendment failed 44 to 62 in the House on May 20, 2010.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  2. Passed 74 to 33 in the House on May 20, 2010.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on May 25, 2010.
    • Referred to the Senate Families and Human Services Committee on May 25, 2010.