May 21, 2019, Introduced by Senators IRWIN, MOSS, POLEHANKI, ALEXANDER, GEISS,   WOJNO, MCMORROW, HERTEL, BRINKS, HOLLIER, MCCANN, BAYER, BULLOCK, SANTANA, ANANICH and CHANG and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.




     A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled


"The Michigan penal code,"


by amending section 556 (MCL 750.556).




     Sec. 556. (1) Any An employer of labor in this state,


employing both males and females, who shall not discriminate in any


way in the payment of wages as between individuals of different


sexes who are similarly employed. , shall be


     (2) A person who violates this section is guilty of a


misdemeanor . No female shall be assigned any task disproportionate


to her strength, nor shall she be employed in any place detrimental


to her morals, her health or her potential capacity for motherhood.


Any punishable as follows:


     (a) If the person has 1 to 15 employees, a fine of not more


than $5,000.00.

     (b) If the person has 16 to 50 employees, a fine of not more


than $10,000.00.


     (c) If the person has more than 50 employees, a fine of not


more than $20,000.00.


     (3) This section does not prohibit the person from being


charged with, convicted of, or punished for any other violation of


law arising out of the violation of this section.


     (4) A difference in wage rates based upon a factor other than


sex shall does not violate this section.


     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days


after the date it is enacted into law.