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2011 House Bill 4771: Ban government employee union bargaining over “domestic partner” benefits
Introduced by Rep. David Agema (R) on June 16, 2011
To make “domestic partner” benefits a prohibited subject during government employee collective bargaining. House Bill 4770 bans domestic partner benefits for government employees.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Oversight, Reform, and Ethics Committee on June 16, 2011
Reported in the House on June 22, 2011
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on September 14, 2011
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises various details. This version was superseded by another substitute with more changes.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on September 14, 2011
Substitute offered by Rep. David Agema (R) on September 14, 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 House on September 14, 2011
Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Brown (D) on September 14, 2011
To strip out provisions passed earlier in 2011 giving the emergency manager assigned to clean up the finances of a fiscally failing municipality or school district the power to tear-up union collective bargaining agreements if he or she believes they prevent a return to solvency.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 14, 2011
Amendment offered by Rep. Mark Meadows (D) on September 14, 2011
To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4173, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4173 would require schools to adopt a policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 14, 2011
Amendment offered by Rep. Jeff Irwin (D) on September 14, 2011
To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4249, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4249 would allow two unmarried persons to adopt a child.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 14, 2011
Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Brown (D) on September 14, 2011
To tie-bar the bill to House Joint Resolution S, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HJR S would amend the constitution to declare collective bargaining as a right for “every person." This would create a mandate that all employers including small businesses with very few employees would potentially have to bargain with unions.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 14, 2011
Received in the Senate on September 20, 2011
Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on September 20, 2011
Reported in the Senate on October 20, 2011
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the House on January 11, 2012

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