House committee passes public employee disclosure bill

Posted on March 6, 2012 by Dene Westbrook

This afternoon the House Oversight, Reform and Ethics committee passed HB 5196, a bill creating the Public Employee Compensation Disclosure Act. The committee passed bill may be viewed here: HB 5196 h-1.pdf (10.83 kb)

The committee passed version requires a public employer to either submit to the state or post on its website employee compensation information including (for each job classification): the number of full-time employees, the total wages of all the employees, the total cost of benefits for all the employees and terms of a severance agreement.

The League testified in opposition to this bill several weeks ago as an unfunded mandate and unnecessary because this information is already publicly available.

Samantha Harkins works for the Michigan Municipal League handling municipal services and energy and technology issues.  She can be reached at 517-908-0306 or email at [email protected].

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