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2014 House Bill 5569: Detroit bankruptcy settlement and grant package - employee health benefits

Public Act 184 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Rep. Andrea LaFontaine (R) on May 8, 2014, to prohibit Detroit from providing employee health insurance benefits whose premiums cost more than $5,500 for a single person, $12,250 for a couple and $15,000 for a family plan (indexed to the "medical price index"), or alternatively, require city employees to contribute at least 20 percent toward the cost of their health insurance. A 2011 law mandated this for public school employees but allowed municipalities to exempt themselves with a 2/3 vote of their governing body; the bill would exclude Detroit from that exception. This is part of a legislative package consisting of House Bills 5566 to 5575 that are related to the Detroit bankruptcy and a proposed state grant to the city of $195 million.
    • Referred to the House Detroit's Recovery and Michigan's Future Committee on May 8, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on May 21, 2014, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 100 to 10 in the House on May 22, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on May 27, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on May 27, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 3, 2014, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 36 to 2 in the Senate on June 3, 2014, to prohibit Detroit from providing employee health insurance benefits whose premiums cost more than $5,500 for a single person, $12,250 for a couple and $15,000 for a family plan (indexed to the "medical price index"), or alternatively, require city employees to contribute at least 20 percent toward the cost of their health insurance. A 2011 law mandated this for public school employees but allowed municipalities to exempt themselves with a 2/3 vote of their governing body; the bill would exclude Detroit from that exception. This is part of a legislative package consisting of House Bills 5566 to 5575 that are related to the Detroit bankruptcy and a proposed state grant to the city of $195 million.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 19, 2014.

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