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Retirement Reform Task Force Final Report

Posted by: POLC Staff Posted date: July 18, 2017

Gov. Snyder’s task force on retirement reform for local government proposes recommendations for unfunded pension and retiree health care liabilities Greater reporting and transparency, development of a fiscal stress system, new funding requirements necessary for long-term stability Tuesday, July 18, 2017 LANSING, Mich. – The Responsible Retirement Reform for Local Government Task Force today released […]

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Karoub Report – July 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: July 17, 2017

The contentious teacher pension reform bill (SB 401) that gives school instructors a more enticing 401(k) option, but makes the pension option less attractive, has been signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. “A travesty” is how the Michigan Education Association described the new law; Snyder vetoed $6.37 million in line items before signing the […]

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Police body camera law signed by Michigan Governor

Posted by: POLC Staff Posted date: July 17, 2017

LANSING, Mich. – Beginning in January, Michigan will have rules in place for the disclosure and retention of audio or video recordings from body cameras worn by police officers. Legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder July 12th exempts the recordings from public-records request under certain circumstances, including if the recordings were made in a “private […]

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Legislative Update – June 30

Posted by: POLC Staff Posted date: June 30, 2017

STATE ISSUES Body Cameras  – MAPO supports the Runestad bill, HB 4427, that addresses some of the privacy concerns related to footage captured by body-worn cameras used by police officers. The bill passed the House 108-0 on May 23rd and the Senate 37-0 on June 22nd and was presented to the Governor on June 29th. […]

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Washington Report – June 18, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: June 21, 2017

The Police Training and Independent Review Act, H.R. 1870 would incentivize states to adopt laws requiring independent investigations and prosecutions of law enforcement officers in cases where one or more of the alleged offenses involve an officer’s use of deadly force in the course of carrying out his or her official duties. The incentives are […]

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Washington Report – June 12, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: June 15, 2017

The National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) released a study entitled “Economic Loss: The Hidden Cost of Prevailing Pension Reforms” that documents the costs to the economy if the public sector abandoned defined benefit (DB) pension plans; NAPO has pledged its support for Senate Bill 1311, the Abolish Human Trafficking Act, which would […]

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Washington Report – June 6, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: June 9, 2017

President Donald Trump released his fiscal year 2018 budget proposal which includes funding requests for NAPO’s priority grant programs within the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security; join NAPO for the 39th Annual Convention July 22 – July 25, 2017  in New York City and learn from presentations by prominent law enforcement figures about the […]

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Washington Report – May 22, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 23, 2017

NAPO recently celebrated several legislative victories including: Congress unanimously passed the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Improvement Act (S. 419); the House passed the Thin Blue Line Act (H.R. 115), which would make the targeting of, attempted killing, or killing of a police officer, firefighter, or first responder an aggravating factor in death penalty determinations […]

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Karoub Report – May 18, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 22, 2017

Legislation has been introduced in the House to ease gun registration and concealed carrying; HB 4466 would make it illegal to hold, talk or otherwise use a “portable electronic device” while driving, except for hands-free or voice-activated devices; the Senate has passed legislation (SB 98) making Flint Michigan’s 11th Promise Zone to allow the pooling […]

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Washington Report – May 8, 2017

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 15, 2017

NAPO celebrates legislative victories with the House Judiciary Committee’s approval of Thin Blue Line Act, Rapid DNA Act, and Honoring Hometown Heroes Act. For more information on these acts and other law enforcement legislation, please click on the link to NAPO’s May 8, 2017 Washington Report below.

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