COMPULSORY ARBITRATION OF LABOR DISPUTES IN POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS (EXCERPT)
Act 312 of 1969
423.232 “Public police or fire department employee,”“emergency medical service personnel,” and “emergency telephone operator” defined; provisions inapplicable to certain persons.
(1) As used in this act, "public police or fire department employee" means any employee of a city, county, village, or township, or of any authority, district, board, or any other entity created in whole or in part by the authorization of 1 or more cities, counties, villages, or townships, whether created by statute, ordinance, contract, resolution, delegation, or any other mechanism, who is engaged as a police officer, or in fire fighting or subject to the hazards thereof; emergency medical service personnel employed by a public police or fire department; or an emergency telephone operator, but only if directly employed by a public police or fire department. Public police and fire department employee does not include any of the following:
(a) An employee of a community college.
(b) An employee of a metropolitan district created under 1939 PA 147, MCL 119.51 to 119.62.
(c) An emergency telephone operator employed by a 911 authority or consolidated dispatch center.
(d) An employee of an authority that is in existence on June 1, 2011, unless the employee is represented by a bargaining representative on that date or a contract in effect on that date specifically provides the employee with coverage under this act. An exclusion under this subdivision terminates if the authority composition changes to include an additional governmental unit or portion of a governmental unit. This subdivision does not apply to terminate an exclusion created under subdivisions (a) to (c).
(2) "Emergency medical service personnel" for purposes of this act includes a person who provides assistance at dispatched or observed medical emergencies occurring outside a recognized medical facility including instances of heart attack, stroke, injury accidents, electrical accidents, drug overdoses, imminent childbirth, and other instances where there is the possibility of death or further injury; initiates stabilizing treatment or transportation of injured from the emergency site; and notifies police or interested departments of certain situations encountered including criminal matters, poisonings, and the report of contagious diseases. "Emergency telephone operator" for the purpose of this act includes a person employed by a police or fire department for the purpose of relaying emergency calls to police, fire, or emergency medical service personnel.
(3) This act does not apply to persons employed by a private emergency medical service company who work under a contract with a governmental unit or personnel working in an emergency service organization whose duties are solely of an administrative or supporting nature and who are not otherwise qualified under subsection (2).
History: 1969, Act 312, Eff. Oct. 1, 1969
Am. 1976, Act 203, Eff. Mar. 31, 1977
Am. 1977, Act 303, Imd. Eff. Jan. 3, 1978
Am. 2011, Act 116, Imd. Eff. July 20, 2011
Constitutionality: This act is clearly constitutional. Local 1277, Metropolitan Council No 23, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO v City of Center Line, 414 Mich 642; 327 NW2d 822 (1982).
Popular Name: Act 312
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