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2013 House Bill 4952: Halt unemployment benefits for failed drug test

Public Act 146 of 2013

Introduced by Rep. Ken Goike (R) on September 4, 2013 To make a person ineligible to collect unemployment benefits if a prospective employer requires a drug test as a condition of a job offer and the individual either refuses to take the test or fails it.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Commerce Committee on September 4, 2013
Reported in the House on September 18, 2013 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the House on September 25, 2013 To break tie-bar of the bill to House Bills 4949 to 4954, meaning this bill can become law even it those ones do not. The other bills in this package make various changes to the unemployment law not necessarily related to drug testing.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 25, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. Jon Switalski (D) on September 25, 2013 To require state legislators take annual drug tests as a condition of this law going into effect.
Ruled not germane by Rep. Jim Stamas (R) on September 25, 2013 To declare the Switalsi amendment to be not "germane," meaning it can't be voted on because it introduces an unrelated issue.
The ruling passed by voice vote in the House on September 25, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Greimel (D) on September 25, 2013 To "sunset" the drug testing one year after it goes into effect.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on September 25, 2013
Passed 82 to 24 in the House on September 26, 2013 To make a person ineligible to collect unemployment benefits if a prospective employer requires a drug test as a condition of a job offer and the individual either refuses to take the test or fails it. The proposed law would "sunset" the drug testing one year after it goes into effect.
Received in the Senate on October 1, 2013
Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on October 1, 2013
Reported in the Senate on October 17, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on October 17, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 17, 2013
Passed 28 to 10 in the Senate on October 17, 2013 (same description)
To make a person ineligible to collect unemployment benefits if a prospective employer requires a drug test as a condition of a job offer and the individual either refuses to take the test or fails it. The proposed law would "sunset" the drug testing one year after it goes into effect.
Received in the House on October 17, 2013
Passed 83 to 25 in the House on October 22, 2013 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on October 29, 2013

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