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2014 House Bill 5485: Reorganize workers comp self-insurance trust fund

Public Act 234 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Rep. Harvey Santana (D) on April 29, 2014, to establish that the “private employer group self-insurers security fund” proposed by House Bills 5478 and 5479 ends up paying the benefits of an injured worker (instead of the self-insured employer paying them, it would have the right to seek reimbursement from the insolvent employer.
    • Referred to the House Commerce Committee on April 29, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on May 14, 2014, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 109 to 1 in the House on May 27, 2014, to establish that the “private employer group self-insurers security fund” proposed by House Bills 5478 and 5479 ends up paying the benefits of an injured worker (instead of the self-insured employer paying them, it would have the right to seek reimbursement from the insolvent employer. This is part of a legislative package intended to provide several hundred former Delphi Corporation employees with workers' compensation benefits that reportedly have not been available since 2009 due to the company's bankruptcy.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on May 28, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on May 28, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 11, 2014, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on June 12, 2014, to establish that the “private employer group self-insurers security fund” proposed by House Bills 5478 and 5479 ends up paying the benefits of an injured worker (instead of the self-insured employer paying them, it would have the right to seek reimbursement from the insolvent employer. This is part of a legislative package intended to provide several hundred former Delphi Corporation employees with workers' compensation benefits that reportedly have not been available since 2009 due to the company's bankruptcy.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 21, 2014.

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