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2011 Senate Bill 485: Ban future municipal “minimum staffing requirements”

Public Act 133 of 2011

Introduced by Sen. John Pappageorge (R) on June 16, 2011
To prohibit a city from adopting a charter, ordinance, or resolution that imposes any minimum staffing requirement on the number of its government employees. The bill “grandfathers” existing minimum staffing requirements.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Local Government & Elections Committee on June 16, 2011
Reported in the Senate on June 22, 2011
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on June 22, 2011
To adopt a version that creates an exception to the proposed future "minimum staffing" mandates for future local resolutions "involving a collective bargaining agreement" with a government employee union.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 22, 2011
Passed 26 to 12 in the Senate on June 22, 2011.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To prohibit a city from adopting a charter, ordinance, or resolution that imposes any minimum staffing requirement on the number of its government employees, except for "a resolution involving a collective bargaining agreement" with a government employee union. The bill “grandfathers” existing minimum staffing requirements .
Received in the House on June 22, 2011
Referred to the House Local, Intergovernmental, and Regional Affairs Committee on June 22, 2011
Reported in the House on June 28, 2011
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Jon Bumstead (R) on June 30, 2011
To strip out a provision inserted by a Senate committee that would allow local governments to continue imposing minimum staffing requirements on themselves through contracts with government employee unions.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 30, 2011
Passed 62 to 46 in the House on June 30, 2011.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To prohibit a city from adopting a charter or ordinance that imposes any minimum staffing requirement on the number of its government employees. The bill “grandfathers” existing minimum staffing requirements .
Received in the Senate on August 24, 2011
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill, which stripped out the Senate provision allowing local governments to impose minimum staffing levels on themselves through employee union contracts.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on September 13, 2011

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