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2014 House Bill 5487: Reorganize workers comp self-insurance trust fund

Public Act 236 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Rep. Phil Phelps (D) on April 29, 2014, to increase the assessment imposed on self insured companies and revise the assessment-setting methodology and accounting requirements for a state trust fund created to pay worker's compensation insurance benefits owed by an insolvent self-insured 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.
    • Referred to the House Commerce Committee on April 29, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on May 14, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on May 20, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 20, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Phil Phelps (D) on May 20, 2014, to establish that the proposed assessment increase would not take place until $15 million is appropriated for the self insurers' trust fund. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 20, 2014.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Anthony Forlini (R) on May 27, 2014, 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 House on May 27, 2014.
  2. Passed 107 to 3 in the House on May 27, 2014.
    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 38 to 0 in the Senate on June 12, 2014, to increase the assessment imposed on self insured companies and revise the assessment-setting methodology and accounting requirements for a state trust fund created to pay worker's compensation insurance benefits owed by an insolvent self-insured 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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