Introduced by Sen. Tom Barrett (R) on December 10, 2019 To establish a state employee whistleblower protection law that prohibits a state department or agency from retaliating against a person for communicating with a legislator on the way the department or agency is performing its duties. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on December 10, 2019
Reported in the Senate on January 22, 2020 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) on February 26, 2020 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 Senate on February 26, 2020
Failed 22 to 15 in the Senate on July 23, 2020. See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No". To override Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's veto of this bill, which would have prohibited state agencies from retaliating against employees for telling a legislator about problems at the agency. An override requires a two-thirds supermajority vote and so the bill will not become law.