CONST: PUBLIC EMPLOYEE HEALTH CARE S.J.R. C: COMMITTEE SUMMARY
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Senate Joint Resolution C (as introduced 1-19-11)
Sponsor: Senator Mark C. Jansen
Committee: Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing


Date Completed: 3-8-11

CONTENT

Senate Joint Resolution C proposes to amend the State Constitution of 1963 by adding Section 9 to Article XI, which would authorize the Michigan Legislature to provide, by law, for cost allocation requirements for health benefit plans for public employees and officers and elected and appointed officials. The proposal would require any health benefits offered to State employees, local government employees, and employees of public universities to conform to the cost allocation requirements established by State law.

FISCAL IMPACT

Senate Joint Resolution C would have no direct fiscal impact on State government, local government, or public universities in Michigan. The potential impact on these governmental units would depend on any enacted implementing legislation that would provide limitations on the amount of health care benefits to be paid by employers.

Fiscal Analyst: Joe Carrasco

Analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent. sjrc/1112