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2011 Senate Bill 20: Ban imposing new business ergonomic regulations

Public Act 10 of 2011

Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on January 19, 2011
To prohibit the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) or other state agencies from imposing rules and regulations regarding workplace “ergonomics.” During the Granholm administration, a “workgroup” kept meeting for several years to draft such rules.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Economic Development Committee on January 19, 2011
Reported in the Senate on February 10, 2011
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 10, 2011
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 10, 2011
Amendment offered by Sen. Tupac Hunter (D) on February 10, 2011
To allow state ergonomics regulations to be imposed on employers if an agency makes a case that they prevent injury or death.
The amendment failed 13 to 24 in the Senate on February 10, 2011.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To prohibit the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) or other state agencies from imposing rules and regulations regarding workplace “ergonomics.” During the Granholm administration, a “workgroup” kept meeting for several years to draft such rules .
Received in the House on February 10, 2011
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on February 10, 2011
Reported in the House on February 16, 2011
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on February 23, 2011
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on February 23, 2011
Received in the Senate on March 1, 2011
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 22, 2011

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