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2014 House Bill 5488: Reorganize workers comp self-insurance trust fund

Public Act 237 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Rep. Robert Kosowski (D) on April 29, 2014, to revise details of a provision enforcing the duty of an employer who self-insures for potential workers compensation liability to pay into a state trust fund created to cover benefits owed by insolvent self-insured employers.
    • 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 revise details of a provision enforcing the duty of an employer who self-insures for potential workers compensation liability to pay into a state trust fund created to cover benefits owed by insolvent self-insured employers. 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 38 to 0 in the Senate on June 12, 2014, to revise details of a provision enforcing the duty of an employer who self-insures for potential workers compensation liability to pay into a state trust fund created to cover benefits owed by insolvent self-insured employers. 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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