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2014 House Bill 5576: Detroit bankruptcy settlement and grant package - public safety union contracts

Public Act 189 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Rep. Joseph Haveman (R) on May 13, 2014, to subject to the approval of the Detroit fiscal management oversight commission proposed by House Bill 5566 the rulings on Detroit fire and police union contracts of a “PA 312” binding arbitration panel, which otherwise has the power to impose contract terms between a city and public safety unions in the event of a collective bargaining impasse.
    • Referred to the House Detroit's Recovery and Michigan's Future Committee on May 13, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on May 21, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on May 22, 2014, to adopt a version of the bill that does not give the oversight panel authority over binding arbitration public safety union contracts. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 22, 2014.
  2. Passed 98 to 12 in the House on May 22, 2014, to require the Detroit fiscal management oversight commission proposed by House Bill 5566 to review rulings on Detroit fire and police union contracts of a “PA 312” binding arbitration panel, which can impose contract terms in the event of a collective bargaining impasse. The oversight panel would not be given any actual authority over these settlements.
    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 37 to 1 in the Senate on June 3, 2014, to require the Detroit fiscal management oversight commission proposed by House Bill 5566 to review rulings on Detroit fire and police union contracts of a “PA 312” binding arbitration panel, which can impose contract terms in the event of a collective bargaining impasse. The oversight panel would not be given any actual authority over these settlements.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

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

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