Introduced in the House on February 9, 2011, to add to the conditions that can trigger the appointment of an Emergency Financial Manager for fiscally failing municipalities and school districts, and greatly enhance the powers of EFMs. They would have the power to cancel or amend existing government or school employee union collective bargaining agreements and other contracts. School EFMs would have authority over academic matters, and could close schools. An EFM could also order new borrowing, or put a property tax millage increase on the ballot
The vote was 62 in favor, 47 opposed and 1 not voting
(House Roll Call 16 at House Journal 0)Click here to view bill details.