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2011 House Bill 4628: Ban school unions bargaining over staffing decisions

Public Act 103 of 2011

Introduced by Rep. Ken Yonker (R) on May 10, 2011 To prohibit public school employee unions from bargaining over staffing decisions, including assignments, promotions, demotions, transfers, layoffs, methods for assessing “effectiveness,” discipline and merit pay systems. Current law already bans bargaining over privatization, school schedules and several other items.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Education Committee on May 10, 2011
Reported in the House on May 19, 2011 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 8, 2011
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 8, 2011
Amendment offered by Rep. Ken Yonker (R) on June 8, 2011 To simplify a provision prohibiting bargaining over how teacher performance is used to determine any merit pay policies, by stripping out additional language potentially limiting the prohibition to how this affects "the bargaining unit".
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 8, 2011
Passed 59 to 48 in the House on June 9, 2011 (same description)
To prohibit public school employee unions from bargaining over staffing decisions, including assignments, promotions, demotions, transfers, layoffs, methods for assessing “effectiveness,” discipline and merit pay systems. Current law already bans bargaining over privatization, school schedules and several other items.
Received in the Senate on June 14, 2011
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on June 14, 2011
Reported in the Senate on June 28, 2011 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on June 30, 2011 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 30, 2011
Passed 20 to 18 in the Senate on June 30, 2011 (same description)
To prohibit public school employee unions from bargaining over staffing decisions, including assignments, promotions, demotions, transfers, layoffs, methods for assessing “effectiveness,” discipline and merit pay systems. Current law already bans bargaining over privatization, school schedules and several other items.
Received in the House on June 30, 2011
Passed 58 to 50 in the House on June 30, 2011 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 19, 2011

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