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2014 House Bill 5217: Authorize government “certificate of employability” for ex-cons

Public Act 360 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. John Walsh (R) on January 9, 2014
To give employers limited liability in personal injury, property damage and wrongful death lawsuits arising from the actions of an employee who is an ex-convict hired after the individual was granted a “certificate of employability” by the state Department of Corrections, as proposed by House Bill 5216.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Commerce Committee on January 9, 2014
Reported in the House on March 19, 2014
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on April 17, 2014
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on April 17, 2014
Substitute offered by Rep. John Walsh (R) on April 17, 2014
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 April 17, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Jon Switalski (D) on April 17, 2014
To add additional limitations on the proposed limitation of employer liability.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 17, 2014
Passed 65 to 45 in the House on April 29, 2014.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To limit the liability of employers in personal injury, property damage and wrongful death lawsuits arising from the actions of an employee who is an ex-convict hired after the individual was granted a “certificate of employability” by the state Department of Corrections, as proposed by House Bill 5216.
Received in the Senate on April 30, 2014
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 30, 2014
Reported in the Senate on May 8, 2014
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on November 13, 2014
To not waive liability if an employer disregards a prior conviction even if an ex-convict has a “certificate of employability”.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 13, 2014
Received in the House on December 3, 2014
Passed 65 to 44 in the House on December 9, 2014.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 17, 2014

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