SUMMARY OF BILL
REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE
Senator Peter MacGregor (S.B. 1001 & 1011)
Senator Tom Casperson (S.B. 1002)
Senator Wayne Schmidt (S.B. 1004)
Senator Marty Knollenberg (S.B. 1005)
Senator Mike Shirkey (S.B. 1006)
Senator Dale W. Zorn (S.B. 1007)
Senator Margaret E. O'Brien (S.B. 1008)
Senator Vincent Gregory (S.B. 1009)
Senator Mike Kowall (S.B. 1010)
Senate Bill 1000 would amend the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act to:
-- Delete various provisions requiring the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to submit to the Legislature reports on certain activities, including land closed to hunting, the operation of the DNR, local public recreation projects, and the Forest and Mineral Resource Development Grant and Loan Program.
-- Delete a requirement that the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) submit a report concerning the Agriculture Pollution Prevention Fund and, for auditing purposes, require MDARD to be the administrator of the Fund.
-- Require the Department of Environmental Quality to be the administrator of the Infrastructure Construction Fund.
Senate Bill 1001 would amend the Foster Care and Adoption Services Act to delete a requirement that the Department of Health and Human Services submit to the Legislature a report containing certain information about foster parent resource centers.
Senate Bill 1002 would amend the Michigan Civilian Conservation Corps Act to delete a provision requiring the DNR to prepare an annual report containing an accounting of revenue and expenditures from the Michigan Civilian Conservation Corps Endowment Fund.
Senate Bills 1003, 1005, and 1007 would amend the Manufacturing Milk Law, Public Act 287 of 1969 (which regulates pet stores and animal shelters), and the Food Law, respectively, to delete various provisions requiring the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to submit to the Legislature reports on certain activities.
Senate Bill 1004 would repeal Public Act 33 of 1881, which requires the Secretary of State to collect from townships certain agricultural information, prepare a report on the information obtained, and distribute the report to certain individuals and entities.
Senate Bill 1006 would amend the Michigan Right to Farm Act to delete a requirement that MDARD annually report to certain Senate and House of Representatives standing committees on the implementation of the Act.
Senate Bill 1008 would amend Public Act 162 of 1955, which governs the licensing, inspection, and sale of agricultural liming material, to delete a requirement that the MDARD Director publish an annual report with a correct statement of all analyses made and certificates filed in his or her office; together with a statement of all money received for license fees, and spent for analysis.
Senate Bill 1009 would amend the Corrections Code to delete requirements that the Department of Corrections submit to the Legislature reports on the transfer of inmates at correctional facilities, parolees returned to correctional facilities for certain violations, and public works projects.
Senate Bill 1010 would amend Public Act 286 of 1964, which governs the Michigan Department of Transportation, to delete a provision requiring the State Transportation Commission to submit to the Governor and the Legislature an annual report of its activities.
Senate Bill 1011 would repeal Section 32 of the Aeronautics Code, which requires the Aeronautics Commission to make to the Governor, by January 15 of each odd year, a report covering the operation of the Bureau of Aeronautics for the two preceding fiscal years.
722.958 (S.B. 1001)
409.312a (S.B. 1002)
288.670a (S.B. 1003)
285.21 & 285.22 (S.B. 1004)
287.334 (S.B. 1005)
286.474 (S.B. 1006)
289.4116 (S.B. 1007)
290.535 (S.B. 1008)
791.211a et al. (S.B. 1009)
247.813 (S.B. 1010)
259.32 (S.B. 1011)
The bills would result in minimal fiscal savings, if any, for the following State departments: the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (Senate Bills 1000, 1003, 1005, 1006, 1007, and 1008); the Department of Corrections (Senate Bill 1009); the Department of Environmental Quality (Senate Bill 1000); the Department of Health and Human Services (Senate Bill 1001); the Department of Natural Resources (Senate Bills 1000 and 1002); the Department of State (Senate Bill 1004); and the Department of Transportation (Senate Bills 1010 and 1011). By deleting various reporting requirements, the bills could reduce administrative costs for the Departments.
The bills would have no fiscal impact on local government.
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.