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2013 Senate Bill 543: Revise government employee health benefit detail

Public Act 271 of 2013

Introduced by Sen. Mike Nofs (R) on September 25, 2013
To revise details of the procedures used by a local government or school district to select either an annual dollar-amount cap or percentage cap on the amount it can spend on employee health benefits under a 2011 law.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on September 25, 2013
Reported in the Senate on October 3, 2013
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on October 8, 2013
To exclude from the cost-cap formula any payments the state, a school district or a local government must make under the federal health care law (Obamacare). This would have the effect of allowing more generous benefits than if these extra payments were included in the formula.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 8, 2013
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on October 8, 2013.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To revise details of the procedures used by a local government or school district to select either an annual dollar-amount cap or percentage cap on the amount it can spend on employee health benefits under a 2011 law. Also, to include elected officials in the base used to establish a local government’s “average” cost per employee, exclude payments to employees who take cash instead of insurance benefits, and revise some other details in the formula.
Received in the House on October 8, 2013
Referred to the House Financial Liability Reform Committee on October 8, 2013
Reported in the House on December 10, 2013
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on December 10, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 10, 2013
Passed 108 to 1 in the House on December 11, 2013.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To revise details of the procedures used by a local government or school district to select either an annual dollar-amount cap or percentage cap on the amount it can spend on employee health benefits under a 2011 law. Also, to include elected officials in the base used to establish a local government’s “average” cost per employee, exclude payments to employees who take cash instead of insurance benefits, and revise some other details in the formula.
Received in the Senate on December 11, 2013
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 11, 2013.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 22, 2013

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