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2014 House Bill 5600: Revise conflict of interest to allow mayor on Detroit oversight panel

Public Act 190 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Rep. John Walsh (R) on May 27, 2014, to revise a law that prohibits public officials from having various positions that may create a conflict of interest, so as to allow the mayor and a council member of a financially troubled city to be on a financial review commission for their city. This relates to legislation making a $195 million gift of state money to Detroit toward a possible bankruptcy settlement, which created a state oversight panel that includes the mayor and president of the city council.
    • Referred to the House Detroit's Recovery and Michigan's Future Committee on May 27, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on June 4, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on June 4, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 4, 2014.
  2. Passed 104 to 4 in the House on June 5, 2014, to revise a law that prohibits public officials from having various positions that may create a conflict of interest, so as to allow the mayor and a council member of a financially troubled city to be on a financial review commission for their city. This relates to legislation making a $195 million gift of state money to Detroit toward a possible bankruptcy settlement, which created a state oversight panel that includes the mayor and president of the city council.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on June 11, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate on June 11, 2014.
  4. Passed 37 to 1 in the Senate on June 11, 2014, to revise a law that prohibits public officials from having various positions that may create a conflict of interest, so as to allow the mayor and a council member of a financially troubled city to be on a financial review commission for their city. This relates to legislation making a $195 million gift of state money to Detroit toward a possible bankruptcy settlement, which created a state oversight panel that includes the mayor and president of the city council.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

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

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