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2010 Senate Bill 1072: Expand scope of municipal binding arbitration mandate
Introduced by Sen. Randy Richardville (R) on January 20, 2010
To require the state civil service commission to establish the qualifications and training necessary for a person to be an arbitrator under the law that mandates binding arbitration in labor disputes between municipalities and police or firefighter unions (“PA 312” of 1969). The bill would also impose time deadlines on the process.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on January 20, 2010
Reported in the Senate on February 10, 2010
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 10, 2010
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that also expands mandated binding arbitration to cover consolidated multi-government emergency services authorities.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 10, 2010
Amendment offered by Sen. Bruce Patterson (R) on February 10, 2010
To require the arbitrator to consider the financial ability of the community to pay and other general financial considerations when making their determinations.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 10, 2010
Passed 33 to 1 in the Senate on February 10, 2010.
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To expand the law that mandates binding arbitration in labor disputes between municipalities and police or firefighter unions (“PA 312” of 1969) to cover consolidated multi-government emergency services authorities, 9-1-1 dispatch centers and similar entities. The bill would establish time limits on arbitration proceedngs, but contains no enforcement mechanism for this; it would also authorize qualifications and training for arbitrators.
Received in the House on February 10, 2010
Referred to the House Labor Committee on February 10, 2010
Reported in the House on June 17, 2010
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Joseph Haveman (R) on June 24, 2010
To exclude 9-1-1 call centers from the expanded binding arbitration mandate added by the Senate.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 24, 2010
Amendment offered by Rep. Joseph Haveman (R) on June 24, 2010
To strip out the expansion of the "PA 312" public safety binding arbitration mandate added to the original bill by the Senate.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 24, 2010
Moved to reconsider by Rep. Kathy Angerer (D) on June 24, 2010
To reconsider the vote by which the amendment stripping out the bill's expansion of the "PA 312" binding arbitration mandate to 9-1-1 call centers was defeated.
The motion passed by voice vote in the House on June 24, 2010
Amendment offered in the House on June 24, 2010
To strip out a proposed expansion to 9-1-1 call centers of the "PA 312" binding arbitration mandate that was added by the Senate. The mandate forces local governments to submit union labor disagreements to a binding arbitration panel, which has been shown to raise their costs.
The amendment failed 45 to 59 in the House on June 24, 2010.
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Passed 62 to 42 in the House on June 24, 2010.
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(same description)
To expand the law that mandates binding arbitration in labor disputes between municipalities and police or firefighter unions (“PA 312” of 1969) to cover consolidated multi-government emergency services authorities, 9-1-1 dispatch centers and similar entities. The bill would establish time limits on arbitration proceedngs, but contains no enforcement mechanism for this; it would also authorize qualifications and training for arbitrators.
Received in the House on December 2, 2010

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