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2020 Senate Bill 911: Allow “double dipping” for unemployment system retirees who pitch-in during epidemic

Public Act 230 of 2020

Introduced by Sen. Kenneth Horn (R) on May 7, 2020
To permit retired employees of the state’s unemployment insurance program bureau to collect both a paycheck and a pension check if they come back to work during the coronavirus epidemic emergency to help process benefit claims by locked-down workers. The bill would extend the same privilege to retirees of the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which enforces work place safety regulations. On the same day the bill was introduced the U.S. Department of Labor reported more than one million Michigan workers had lost their jobs due to the virus and lockdowns, which is the highest number since when this series of statistics began to be collected.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Economic and Small Business Development Committee on May 7, 2020
Amendment offered in the Senate on October 8, 2020
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 8, 2020
To permit retired employees of the state’s unemployment insurance program bureau to collect both a paycheck and a pension check if they come back to work during the coronavirus epidemic emergency to help process benefit claims by locked-down workers. The bill would extend the same privilege to retirees of the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which enforces work place safety regulations.
Received in the House on October 13, 2020
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on October 13, 2020
Reported in the House on October 13, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Brandt Iden (R) on October 14, 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 House on October 14, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Nate Shannon (D) on October 14, 2020
To extend the bill's provisions through the end of 2021.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on October 14, 2020
Received in the Senate on October 13, 2020
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on October 20, 2020

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