Introduced by Rep. Andrea LaFontaine (R) on May 8, 2014 To prohibit Detroit from providing employee health insurance benefits whose premiums cost more than $5,500 for a single person, $12,250 for a couple and $15,000 for a family plan (indexed to the "medical price index"), or alternatively, require city employees to contribute at least 20 percent toward the cost of their health insurance. A 2011 law mandated this for public school employees but allowed municipalities to exempt themselves with a 2/3 vote of their governing body; the bill would exclude Detroit from that exception. This is part of a legislative package consisting of House Bills 5566 to 5575 that are related to the Detroit bankruptcy and a proposed state grant to the city of $195 million. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Detroit's Recovery and Michigan's Future Committee on May 8, 2014
Reported in the House on May 21, 2014 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.