April 20, 2023, Introduced by Reps. Breen, Bezotte, Coleman, Paiz, Price, Scott, Liberati, Conlin, Shannon, Steckloff, Tyrone Carter, Weiss, Haadsma, Mentzer, Mueller, Hope, Snyder, McFall, Tsernoglou, Andrews, Rogers, Hood, Rheingans, Wilson, Wegela, MacDonell, Brabec, Harris, BeGole, St. Germaine, Schmaltz, Roth, Koleszar, Glanville, Hill, Outman, Zorn, Wozniak, Tisdel and Steele and referred to the Committee on Criminal Justice.

A bill to amend 1969 PA 312, entitled

"An act to provide for compulsory arbitration of labor disputes in municipal police and fire departments; to define such public departments; to provide for the selection of members of arbitration panels; to prescribe the procedures and authority thereof; and to provide for the enforcement and review of awards thereof,"

by amending section 2 (MCL 423.232), as amended by 2011 PA 116.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 2. (1) As used in this act: , "public

(a) "Public police or fire department employee" means 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 1 or more cities, counties, villages, or townships, whether created by statute, ordinance, contract, resolution, delegation, or any other mechanism, who is engaged as a police officer , or in fire fighting firefighting or who is subject to the hazards thereof; a corrections officer employed by a county sheriff in a county jail, work camp, or other facility maintained by a county and that houses adult prisoners; emergency medical service personnel employed by a public police or fire department; or an emergency telephone operator, but only if directly employed by a public police or fire department. Public police and or fire department employee does not include any of the following:

(i) (a) An employee of a community college.

(ii) (b) An employee of a metropolitan district created under 1939 PA 147, MCL 119.51 to 119.62.

(iii) (c) An emergency telephone operator employed by a 911 9-1-1 authority or consolidated dispatch center.

(iv) (d) An employee of an authority that is in existence on June 1, 2011, unless the employee is represented by a bargaining representative on that date or a contract in effect on that date specifically provides the employee with coverage under this act. An exclusion under this subdivision subparagraph terminates if the authority composition changes to include an additional governmental unit or portion of a governmental unit. This subdivision subparagraph does not apply to terminate an exclusion created under subdivisions (a) to (c).subparagraphs (i) to (iii).

(b) (2) "Emergency medical service personnel" for purposes of this act includes a person who provides assistance at dispatched or observed medical emergencies occurring outside a recognized medical facility including instances of heart attack, stroke, injury accidents, electrical accidents, drug overdoses, imminent childbirth, and other instances where there is the possibility of death or further injury; initiates stabilizing treatment or transportation of injured from the emergency site; and notifies police or interested departments of certain situations encountered including criminal matters, poisonings, and the report of contagious diseases.

(c) "Emergency telephone operator" for the purpose of this act includes a person employed by a police or fire department for the purpose of relaying emergency calls to police, fire, or emergency medical service personnel.

(2) (3) This act does not apply to persons employed by a private emergency medical service company who work under a contract with a governmental unit or personnel working in an emergency service organization whose duties are solely of an administrative or supporting nature and who are not otherwise qualified under subsection (2).(1)(b).

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days after the date it is enacted into law.