2014 Senate Bill 850

Exempt public safety employees from no-contract "step pay hike" ban

Introduced in the Senate

March 5, 2014

Introduced by Sen. Patrick Colbeck (R-7)

To exempt law enforcement and fire department employees from a <a href="http://www.michiganvotes.org/2011-HB-4152">2011 law</a> that banned automatic seniority-based automatic pay hikes for individual government employees (“step increases”) during the time when a government employee union contract has expired and no replacement has been negotiated. Specifically, the bill would exempt public safety workers covered by a 1969 compulsory arbitration law.

Referred to the Committee on Reforms, Restructuring, and Reinventing

June 5, 2014

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

June 10, 2014

Amendment offered by Sen. Coleman Young (D-1)

To also repeal the "no contract, no step-pay increase" law for non-public safety government and school employees starting in 2015.

The amendment failed 13 to 24 (details)

Passed in the Senate 27 to 10 (details)

Received in the House

June 10, 2014

Referred to the Committee on Commerce