2011 Senate Bill 865

Senate Roll Call 1007: Passed

To replace the <a href="http://www.michiganvotes.org/2011-HB-4214">Emergency Manager law</a> passed in 2011 and repealed by a statewide referendum with a new law, which will give fiscally-failed cities or school districts a choice of either entering a reform plan consent agreement with the state, entering mediation to create such a plan, being allowed to declare bankruptcy in federal court, or having an emergency manager appointed with powers similar to those that triggered the union-sponsored referendum (to invalidate unaffordable or unsustainable government union contracts). The replacement also adds a public information meeting requirement to the process; specifies procedures and conditions for exiting the financial emergency; explicitly gives a school EM authority over academic matters; and contains a modest appropriation that makes it "referendum-proof".

23 Yeas / 15 Nays
Republican (23 Yeas / 3 Nays)
Democrat (0 Yeas / 12 Nays)