Bill Text: MI HB5281 | 2021-2022 | 101st Legislature | Engrossed

Bill Title: Public employees and officers: state; certain reports on sexual harassment claims made against elected state officials; require. Creates new act. TIE BAR WITH: HB 4920'21

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2021-11-04 - Referred To Committee On Oversight [HB5281 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2021-HB5281-Engrossed.html



Substitute For


A bill to require the public disclosure of certain information related to the settlement of certain claims and actions involving sexual assault and sexual harassment; and to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments and agencies.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 1. As used in this act, "elected executive official" means an individual who holds elective office within the executive branch of this state.

Sec. 3. Notwithstanding any court order to the contrary, if a settlement agreement that provides for the payment of money is entered into because of a claim of sexual assault or sexual harassment committed by an elected executive official, the state department or agency that the elected executive official works for shall, upon request, make available to the public the name of the elected executive official identified in the claim and the amount of the settlement. The name of the individual claiming sexual assault or sexual harassment by an elected executive official must not be made available to the public under this section.

Sec. 5. Section 3 applies to a settlement agreement that is entered on or after the effective date of this act.

Enacting section 1. This act does not take effect unless House Bill No. 4920 of the 101st Legislature is enacted into law.