HB-4814, As Passed House, December 14, 2016

HB-4814, As Passed Senate, December 1, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBSTITUTE FOR

 

HOUSE BILL NO. 4814

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     A bill to provide for public electronic access to information

 

through this state's website; to require webpage posting of

 

information about state departments, departmental subunits, and

 

supervisors; to require standardized formats for displaying

 

information, including functions, contact information, and

 

organizational charts; and to provide for the powers and duties of

 

certain state governmental officers and entities.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 1. (1) This act shall be known and may be cited as the

 

"electronic open access to government act".

 

     (2) By January 1, 2018, the department of technology,

 

management, and budget shall include links on this state's website

 

to function and contact information for each executive branch


House Bill No. 4814 as amended November 30, 2016

 

department and each major division or subunit within the

 

department. The information shall be accessible to the public at no

 

cost. Each page created or maintained under this section shall meet

 

all of the following criteria:

 

     (a) Provide for uniformity and standardization of information

 

across departments.

 

     (b) Use methods that are intuitive for searching, navigating,

 

and accessing information.

 

     (c) Be designed to serve the purpose of facilitating public

 

access to government services.

 

     (3) The information required under this act includes all of

 

the following for each department:

 

     (a) A description of the primary functions of the department

 

and the telephone number and electronic mail address for the public

 

to contact the department.

 

     (b) A description of the primary functions of each major

 

division or subunit of the department and the telephone number and

 

electronic mail address for the public to contact the division or

 

subunit.

 

     (c) A graphical organization chart that includes the major

 

divisions or subunits of the department and the name<<, position title,

classified or nonclassified civil service distinction,>> and contact

 

information for the supervisor of each major division or subunit.

 

The chart must indicate the reporting relationship of the

 

supervisors.

 

     (4) Each department shall cooperate with the department of

 

technology, management, and budget in collecting and posting the

 

information required under this act. The department of technology,

 


management, and budget shall develop guidelines for the format and

 

display of the charts and other information to ensure the greatest

 

possible standardization. The department of technology, management,

 

and budget shall provide technical services and assistance to the

 

departments, as necessary, to create websites, coordinate links,

 

and maintain electronic connections necessary to implement this

 

act.

 

     (5) Each department shall provide quarterly updates to the

 

information required under this act.

 

     Enacting section 1. This act takes effect 90 days after the

 

date it is enacted into law.