HB-4814, As Passed House, December 14, 2016
HB-4814, As Passed Senate, December 1, 2016
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
(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
(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
(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
(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.