Introduced by Sen. Patrick Colbeck (R) on March 5, 2014
To exempt law enforcement and fire department employees from a 2011 law 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. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on March 5, 2014
Reported in the Senate on June 5, 2014
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Coleman Young, II (D) on June 10, 2014
To also repeal the "no contract, no step-pay increase" law for non-public safety government and school employees starting in 2015.