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2018 Senate Bill 796: Ban schools and local governments paying union officials to do union work
Introduced by Sen. Marty Knollenberg (R) on January 30, 2018
To prohibit the state and local governments including public schools from carrying union officials on their payroll for doing union work, on either a full time or part time basis. Under these so-called “release time” arrangements many public school districts pay a local union official a full time teacher's salary and benefits even though the individual does not teach or perform any other educational functions.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on January 30, 2018
Reported in the Senate on March 14, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. David Knezek (D) on November 27, 2018
To allow union "release time" for some purposes specified in the amendment, which are essentially the same purposes it is used for under current law.
The amendment failed 16 to 21 in the Senate on November 27, 2018.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on November 27, 2018
To essentially use the bill as a vehicle to repeal Michigan's right-to-work law.
The amendment failed 12 to 25 in the Senate on November 27, 2018.
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Passed 20 to 17 in the Senate on November 27, 2018.
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(same description)
To prohibit the state and local governments including public schools from carrying union officials on their payroll for doing union work, on either a full time or part time basis. Under these so-called “release time” arrangements many public school districts pay a local union official a full time teacher's salary and benefits even though the individual does not teach or perform any other educational functions.
Received in the House on November 27, 2018
Referred to the House Education Reform Committee on November 27, 2018
Reported in the House on December 6, 2018
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

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