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2006 House Bill 5744: Ban government discrimination against non-union assisted living facilities
Introduced by Rep. Bruce Caswell (R) on February 22, 2006 To prohibit administrative rules and regulations, or exceptions to them, from being imposed on assisted living facilities, if the rules discriminate by applying different criteria for enforcement based on whether the employees of a facility are unionized. The Granholm administration has begun the process of imposing such a rule, which reportedly was proposed by the American Federal of State, City and Municipal Employers (AFSCME) union. If imposed the rule would impact 5,000 providers of long term care services for the mentally ill and others, many of which are very small facilities (such as residential group homes).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on February 22, 2006
Reported in the House on February 28, 2006 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on March 1, 2006 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 1, 2006
Passed 56 to 45 in the House on March 2, 2006 (same description)
To prohibit administrative rules and regulations, or exceptions to them, from being imposed on assisted living facilities, if the rules discriminate by applying different criteria for enforcement based on whether the employees of a facility are unionized. The Granholm administration has begun the process of imposing such a rule, which reportedly was proposed by the American Federal of State, City and Municipal Employers (AFSCME) union. If imposed the rule would impact 5,000 providers of long term care services for the mentally ill and others, many of which are very small facilities (such as residential group homes).
Received in the Senate on March 7, 2006
Referred to the Senate Families and Human Services Committee on March 7, 2006
Reported in the Senate on March 8, 2006 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 21 to 15 in the Senate on March 8, 2006 (same description)
To prohibit administrative rules and regulations, or exceptions to them, from being imposed on assisted living facilities, if the rules discriminate by applying different criteria for enforcement based on whether the employees of a facility are unionized. The Granholm administration has begun the process of imposing such a rule, which reportedly was proposed by the American Federal of State, City and Municipal Employers (AFSCME) union. If imposed the rule would impact 5,000 providers of long term care services for the mentally ill and others, many of which are very small facilities (such as residential group homes).
Vetoed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on March 23, 2006

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