Yesterday afternoon (April 23, 2013) on the House floor language was removed that would penalize communities who settled contracts between December 12, 2012 and March 28, 2013 before the right to work legislation went into effect.
The idea of the language was to penalize communities who “circumvent” right to work. This language was including in the EVIP boilerplate that passed the Appropriations Committee last week. The League testified against this language at the General Government Subcommittee in March.
The Senate did not include this language in their budget, and we appreciate House Appropriations Chair Joe Haveman’s (R-Holland) leadership in removing this language in the House budget.
The House is expected to report the budget today.
Samantha Harkins is the Director of State Affairs for the League. She can be reached at 517-908-0306 and sharkins at mml.org.