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2009 House Bill 4788: Authorize failing school “turnaround schools” [charter schools]

Public Act 201 of 2009

Introduced by Rep. Bert Johnson (D) on April 2, 2009
To empower a failing school that’s converted into a “turnaround school” (charter school) or placed under another reform-type management as authorized by House Bill 4787 to renegotiate employee contracts containing “counterproductive” work rule and seniority provisions.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Education Committee on April 2, 2009
Reported in the House on June 18, 2009
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 25, 2009
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that expands the power of school employee unions to bargain for non-compensation related school management issues, such as decisions to privatize non-instructional services.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 25, 2009
Substitute offered by Rep. Tom McMillin (R) on June 25, 2009
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that does not expand the power of school employee unions to bargain for non-compensation related school management issues, including decisions to privatize non-instructional service, the starting date of the school year, and the composition of site-based decisionmaking bodies.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on June 25, 2009
Passed 68 to 41 in the House on June 25, 2009.
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To expand the power of school employee unions to bargain for non-compensation related school management issues, including decisions to privatize non-instructional service, the starting date of the school year, and the composition of site-based decisionmaking bodies. Under current law these decisions are the exclusive provenance of elected school boards, and unions cannot attempt to influence them in collective bargaining negotiations.
Received in the Senate on July 15, 2009
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on July 15, 2009
Substitute offered in the Senate on December 9, 2009
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that essentially replaces the House-passed bill with the provisions of Senate Bill 982.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 9, 2009
Passed 24 to 13 in the Senate on December 9, 2009.
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To revise the Public Employees Relations Act to accommodate the powers that Senate Bill 981 would give a “turnaround school chief educational officer” to renegotiate and ultimately set aside certain labor contract provisions (seniority and work rules).
Received in the House on December 9, 2009
Failed 0 to 108 in the House on December 9, 2009.
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To concur with a Senate-passed version of the bill. The vote sends the bill to a House-Senate conference committee to work out the differences.
Received in the Senate on December 19, 2009
To adopt a compromise version of the bill reported by a House-Senate conference committee. This would revise the Public Employees Relations Act to accommodate the powers that House Bill 4787 would give a state school "reform/redesign officer" to revise certain labor contract provisions (seniority and work rules). The bill would also prohibit privatizing non-instructional services in a public school unless the current union employees are given an opportunity to bid on the contract.
Received in the House on December 19, 2009
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on January 4, 2010

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