2010 House Bill 5838

Impose new regulations on welfare child care aides

Introduced in the House

Feb. 17, 2010

Introduced by Rep. Barb Byrum (D-67)

To add a definition of "day care aide" to the laws proposed by House Bills 5242 to 5244 establishing new regulations on individuals who are paid with welfare program dollars to provide child care to welfare recipients.

Referred to the Committee on Families and Childrens Services

March 10, 2010

Reported without amendment

May 20, 2010

Substitute offered

To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises various details, but does not change its substance. This version was subsequently superseded by another substitute with more changes.

The substitute passed by voice vote

Amendment offered by Rep. David Agema (R-74)

To tie-bar the bill to Senate Bills 1173 and 1179, meaning this bill cannot become law unless those ones do also. Those bills would prohibit government entities from deeming a person whose private employment compensation comes from a direct or indirect government subsidy to be a "government employee" who can be enrolled in a public employee union. This is the subject of a "stealth unionization" lawsuit filed by the Mackinac Center on behalf of home child care providers.

The amendment failed 44 to 62 (details)

Passed in the House 74 to 33 (details)

Received in the Senate

May 25, 2010

Referred to the Committee on Families and Human Services