Premium Pay Update
We have a premium pay update for all of our dedicated, hard-working law enforcement officers and first responders. Our Legislative Director Kenneth E. Grabowski shares more information about the bill’s passing. Read more.
On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, the Michigan State Senate passed Senate Bill 690, which includes $100 million in funding for first responder bonuses. Under this legislation, first responders would be eligible for bonuses either as a lump sum or hourly payments of up to $1,000. As passed by the Senate, bonuses must be paid by September 30, 2020. Local communities would apply to the state for reimbursements of this $1,000 and would be awarded funding on a first-come, first-serve basis. No single community could receive more than $5 million.
These reimbursement dollars come from the Federal Coronavirus Relief Fund.
This legislation will now go to the MI House of Representatives for its consideration. There is no timeline for when or if this will pass the House and head to the Governor for her consideration. This remains a very fluid situation.
POAM has been actively engaged with legislators at both the State and Federal level advocating for premium/bonus pay for our members who continue to work on the front lines during this pandemic.
Stay tuned to our website, social channels, and mobile app for a continuous Premium Pay update.