FY 2015-16 GENERAL GOVERNMENT BUDGET                                           S.B. 122 (CR-1):  CONFERENCE REPORT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHANGES FROM

FY 2014-15 YEAR-TO-DATE

FULL-TIME EQUATED (FTE) CLASSIFIED POSITIONS/FUNDING SOURCE

FY 2014-15

YEAR-TO-DATE

FY 2015-16

CONFERENCE

AMOUNT

PERCENT

FTE Positions..............................................................

7,747.2

8,667.2

920.0

11.9

GROSS.........................................................................

4,665,261,500

4,859,628,300

194,366,800

4.2

Less:

 

 

 

 

   Interdepartmental Grants Received.....................

740,374,200

742,192,600

1,818,400

0.2

ADJUSTED GROSS..................................................

3,924,887,300

4,117,435,700

192,548,400

4.9

Less:

 

 

 

 

   Federal Funds..........................................................

690,693,500

825,221,900

134,528,400

19.5

   Local and Private....................................................

16,256,900

23,304,200

7,047,300

43.3

TOTAL STATE SPENDING.......................................

3,217,936,900

3,268,909,600

50,972,700

1.6

Less:

 

 

 

 

   Other State Restricted Funds................................

2,057,704,200

2,092,887,000

35,182,800

1.7

GENERAL FUND/GENERAL PURPOSE..............

1,160,232,700

1,176,022,600

15,789,900

1.4

PAYMENTS TO LOCALS..........................................

1,437,887,000

1,474,560,300

36,673,300

2.6

 


 

See Individual Highlight Sheet for Department Detail

 

 

 

 

Boilerplate Changes from FY 2014-15 Year-to-Date:

GENERAL SECTIONS

Items Included by the Senate and House

  1.  Retention of Reports. Directs departments and agencies to receive and retain copies of all reports funded from appropriations in Part 1, following State and Federal guidelines for short and long-term record retention. Allows electronic retention of reports unless prohibited by State or Federal guidelines. Governor:  Deleted section.  Senate and House:  Retained section.  (Sec. 212)

  2.  Casino Investment. Prohibits use of funds appropriated in Part 1 from being used by a department or agency to purchase an ownership interest in a casino.  Governor:  Deleted section.  Senate and House:  Retained section.  (Sec. 213)

  3.  Communications with Legislators. Prohibits disciplinary action against department employees for communicating with Legislators or their staff. Governor:  Deleted section.  Senate and House:  Retained section.  (Sec. 215)

  4.  Policy Change Reporting Requirement. Requires each department to report by April 1 on each specific policy change made to implement enacted legislation to the appropriations subcommittees, the chairperson of the joint committee on administrative rules, and the senate and house fiscal agencies and policy offices. Governor:  Deleted section.  Senate and House:  Retained section.  (Sec. 221)


  5.  Energy Performance in State Buildings. Requires DTMB, with the assistance of the Michigan Energy Office, to assess the energy performance of State-owned buildings so that departments and agencies are better able to identify priority projects for energy improvements that can be achieved with internal resources and energy savings performance contracts under the cost-effective Governmental Energy Use Act.  Governor:  Deleted section.  Senate and House:  Concurred with Governor.  (CL Sec. 239)

Conference Agreement on Items of Difference

  6.  Return on Taxpayer Investment. Requires two reports (11-1-14 and 3-1-15) to the Legislature for each new program or program increase.  Also includes intent language that beginning with the FY 2015-16 budget, any new programs or spending increases for existing programs shall include a specific list of benchmarks that measure the performance or return on taxpayer investment of the program or program increase. Governor:  Deleted section.  Senate:  Modified to remove intent language requiring benchmarks for any proposed program or program increase.  Also, included compliance with section 431 of the Management and Budget Act. House: Did not include. Conference: Concurred with Senate. (Sec. 207)

  7.  Budget Stabilization Fund/Public Health Sub-Fund. Appropriates $94.0 million from General Fund/General Purpose (GF/GP) revenue to the BSF in FY 2014-15 and $0 to the public health sub-account. Governor:  Moved to Miscellaneous sections in Article 21. Deposit amount for FY 2015-16 is increased to $95.0 million and new language is added stating that there would be an additional deposit to the BSF in FY 2015-16 equal to 25 percent of the fiscal year 2016 GF/GP revenues collected in excess of the amount of GF/GP revenues forecast at the May 2016 revenue estimating conference plus an amount equal to 25 percent of net GF/GP expenditure lapses recorded as part of the State book closing process for the 2016 fiscal year.  Senate:  Reduced deposit into the BSF in FY 2015-16 to $50.0 million.  Concurred with the Governor with the additional deposit based on fiscal year 2016 GF/GP revenues collected in excess of the amount of GF/GP revenues forecast at the May 2016 revenue estimating conference but reduced amount to 10% and did not include the additional deposit of lapsed revenues. House: Concurred with Governor on $95 million deposit but did not include additional deposits of excess revenue language. Conference: Concurred with House. (Sec. 211)

  8.  General Fund Restrictions. Prohibits use of general fund appropriations in this Act where Federal funds are available for the same expenditures. Governor:  Deleted section.  Senate:  Concurred with Governor. House: Retained current law. Conference: Concurred with Senate. (CL Sec. 217)

 

Date Completed:  5-27-15                                                                                                Fiscal Analyst:  Joe Carrasco

 

 

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.