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House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Fire department contracts. Creates the following minimum requirements for the negotiation of a contract entered into after May 31, 2018, between a municipality and an employee organization for fire department employees: (1) Requires the municipality to adopt an ordinance that automatically requires the parties submit to binding arbitration if they fail to agree to a new contract within a specified period of time. (2) Establishes requirements for a municipality to follow to terminate a contract if the municipality intends to contract with a volunteer fire department or other provider of fire protection services to the municipality. (3) Allows a municipality Fire department contracts. Creates the following minimum requirements for the negotiation of a contract entered into after May 31, 2018, between a municipality and an employee organization for fire department employees: (1) Requires the municipality to adopt an ordinance that automatically requires the parties submit to binding arbitration if they fail to agree to a new contract within a specified period of time. (2) Establishes requirements for a municipality to follow to terminate a contract if the municipality intends to contract with a volunteer fire department or other provider of fire protection services to the municipality. (3) Allows a municipality to require or allow mediation in the period before arbitration begins. Provides that an agreement between a unit (municipality or township) and another unit or volunteer fire department for fire protection services must be in writing and for a fixed term. ... View more