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

Public Act 103 of 2011

  1. 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.
    • 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.
  2. Passed 59 to 48 in the House on June 9, 2011.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.
  4. Passed 20 to 18 in the Senate on June 30, 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on June 30, 2011.
  6. Passed 58 to 50 in the House on June 30, 2011, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 19, 2011.

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