HB-4609, As Passed House, May 31, 2017


















                 House Bill 4609 As Amended May 30, 2017


May 11, 2017, Introduced by Rep. Marino and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.


     A bill to amend 1976 PA 390, entitled


"Emergency management act,"


by amending section 18 (MCL 30.418), as amended by 2016 PA 220.




     Sec. 18. (1) A disaster and emergency contingency fund is


created and shall be administered by the director. An annual


accounting of expenditures under this act shall be made to the


legislature and the legislature shall [annually] appropriate


sufficient funds to maintain the fund at a level not to exceed


$10,000,000.00 and not less than $1,000,000.00. $2,500,000.00.


Unexpended and unencumbered funds remaining in the disaster and


emergency contingency fund at the end of the fiscal year shall not


lapse to the general fund and shall be carried forward and be


available for expenditure in subsequent fiscal years.


     (2) The director may expend money from the disaster and

emergency contingency fund upon appropriation for the purpose of


paying necessary and reasonable overtime, travel, and subsistence


expenses incurred by an employee of an agency of the this state


acting at the direction of the director in a disaster or emergency


related operation, and, with the concurrence of the governor or the


governor's designated representative, for other needs required for


the mitigation of the effects of, or in response to, a disaster or




     (3) The director may place directly in the disaster and


emergency contingency fund a reimbursement for expenditures out of


the fund received from the federal government, or another source.


     (4) If a state of major disaster or emergency is declared by


the President of the United States, and when authorized by the


governor, an expenditure from the fund may be made by the director


upon appropriation to pay the state's matching share of grants as


provided by the disaster relief act of 1974, Public Law 93-288, 88


Stat 143.


     (5) The state treasurer shall direct the investment of the


disaster and emergency contingency fund. The state treasurer shall


credit to the disaster and emergency contingency fund interest and


earnings from fund investments.


     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect


unless Senate Bill No. ____ or House Bill No. 4610 (request no.


03065'17) of the 99th Legislature is enacted into law.