June 20, 2013, Introduced by Reps. Singh, Irwin, Driskell, Stanley, Robinson and Kivela and referred to the Committee on Local Government.
A bill to amend 1999 PA 212, entitled
"An act to restrict certain governmental entities from requiring
individuals to reside within certain geographic areas or specified
distances or travel times from their place of employment as a
condition of employment or promotion,"
by amending section 2 (MCL 15.602).
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
2. (1) Except as provided in
subsection (2), this
section, a public employer shall not require, by collective
bargaining agreement or otherwise, that a person reside within a
specified geographic area or within a specified distance or travel
time from his or her place of employment as a condition of
employment or promotion by the public employer.
(2) Subsection (1) does not prohibit a public employer from
requiring, by collective bargaining agreement or otherwise, that a
person reside within a specified distance from the nearest boundary
of the public employer. However, the specified distance shall be 20
miles or another specified distance greater than 20 miles.
A requirement described in this subsection
(2) does not
apply to a person if the person is married and both of the
following conditions are met:
(a) The person's spouse is employed by another public
(b) The person's spouse is subject to a condition of
employment or promotion that, if not for this section, would
require him or her to reside a distance of less than 20 miles from
the nearest boundary of the public employer.
Subsection (1) does not apply if
the person is a
volunteer or paid on-call firefighter, an elected official, or an
unpaid appointed official.
(4) Subsection (1) does not prohibit a municipality from
conditioning the employment of an employee hired after the
effective date of the amendatory act that added this subsection on
the employee's residing within the boundaries of the municipality
for up to 7 years after the date of employment.