COLLECTING DUES PROHIBITION; REMOVE                                           H.B. 4233 (H-1):

                                                                                                    SUMMARY OF BILL

                                                                                     REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE







House Bill 4233 (Substitute H-1 as reported without amendment)

Sponsor:  Representative Jaime Churches

House Committee:  Labor

Senate Committee:  Labor




The bill would amend the public employment relations Act to delete a prohibition against a public school employer using public school resources to assist a labor organization in collecting dues or service fees from the wages of public school employees.


MCL 423.210




According to testimony, the standard model for a school aiding a labor organization in collecting dues or service fees is a one-time transfer of information from the school to their teacher's union. Reportedly, in practice, this prevents a teacher from having to walk around the school and collect information to send to the teacher's union, freeing up valuable time and ensuring a more efficient process for the union. Firefighters and police officers are authorized to aid a labor organization in collecting dues and fees and so it has been suggested that public school employers be allowed to do so.



(Please note: This section does not provide a comprehensive account of all previous legislative efforts on the relevant subject matter.)


The bill is similar to Senate Bill 1093 of the 2021-2022 Legislative Session.


                                                                                  Legislative Analyst:  Alex Krabill




The bill would have a minimal fiscal impact on local schools. The cost would be one-time in nature to make payroll changes, which would be minimal and part of current school operation abilities.


Date Completed:  6-27-23                                             Fiscal Analyst:  Cory Savino, PhD





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.