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House Bill 1329


House Bill 1329

ARCHIVE (2003)

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DIGEST OF HB1329 (Updated February 12, 2003 3:42 PM - DI 96)


Collective bargaining for public safety employees. Allows the police officers and firefighters of a county, city, town, or township to bargain collectively with an employer through an exclusive representative. Requires the education employment relations board to implement the collective bargaining law. Specifies the rights and duties of employees and employers in collective bargaining. Provides for the recognition of exclusive representatives, payroll deductions, complaint proceedings before the board, judicial review of complaints, mediation, and arbitration. Provides that a term of an arbitration panel's decision becomes part of a local unit's collective bargaining agreement unless it is rejected by 60% of the members of the unit's legislative body within 20 days after the decision is issued. Prohibits lockouts and strikes. Excludes from the definition of "governing body" for open door law purposes an agent that conducts collective bargaining for a county, city, town, or township.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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