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2013 Senate Bill 442: End automatic tax increases to pay union contract lawsuit judgments

Public Act 184 of 2013

Introduced by Sen. Jim Marleau R-Lake Orion on June 20, 2013
To revise a provision that requires school property taxes be raised to pay off lawsuit-related judgments against a school district, by establishing that this does not apply if the lawsuit was to enforce a school employee union contract or other contract that specifically relates to school operations.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on June 20, 2013
Reported in the Senate on October 24, 2013
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on October 29, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 29, 2013
Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood D-Taylor on October 30, 2013
To essentially strip out the key provision of the bill, and establish that collective bargaining and other "operations" related judgments against a school district may be enforced "by any available judicial or administrative process provided under law".
The amendment failed 11 to 26 in the Senate on October 30, 2013.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Received in the House on October 31, 2013
Referred to the House Financial Liability Reform Committee on October 31, 2013
Reported in the House on December 10, 2013
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 13, 2013