COMP. ARBITRATION; CORRECTIONS OFFICER                                  H.B. 4725:

                                                                  SUMMARY OF HOUSE-PASSED BILL

                                                                                              IN COMMITTEE










House Bill 4725 (as passed by the House)

Sponsor:  Representative Robert J. Bezotte

House Committee: Commerce and Tourism

Senate Committee:  Economic and Small Business Development


Date Completed:  1-27-22




The bill would amend Public Act 312 of 1969, which governs compulsory arbitration of labor disputes in police and fire departments, to modify the definition of "public police or fire department employee" to include a corrections officer that met certain requirements.


The Act defines "public police or fire department employee" as 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 one or more cities, counties, villages, or townships whether created by statute, ordinance, contract, resolution, delegation, or any other mechanism, who is any of the following:


 --   Engaged as a police officer or in firefighting, or is subject to the hazards thereof.

 --   Emergency medical service personnel employed by a public police or fire department.

 --   An emergency telephone operator, but only if directly employed by a public police or fire department.


Under the bill, the term would include a corrections officer employed by a county sheriff in a county jail, work camp, or other facility maintained by a county that housed adult prisoners.


The bill would take effect 90 days after its enactment.


MCL 423.232                                              Legislative Analyst:  Tyler VanHuyse




The bill likely would have no fiscal impact on State or local court systems.


                                                                             Fiscal Analyst: Joe Carrasco

                                                                                            Michael Siracuse



This 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.