Substitute For

HOUSE BILL NO. 5783

A bill to make, supplement, adjust, and consolidate appropriations for various state departments and agencies, capital outlays, the judicial branch, and the legislative branch for the fiscal years ending September 30, 2022 and September 30, 2023; to provide for certain conditions on appropriations; to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

The people of the state of michigan enact:


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ARTICLE 1

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

part 1

line-item appropriations

Sec. 101. There is appropriated for the department of agriculture and rural development for the fiscal year ending


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September 30, 2023, from the following funds:

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

APPROPRIATION SUMMARY

 

 

 

Full-time equated unclassified positions

6.0

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

531.0

 

 

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

187,715,100

Total interdepartmental grants and intradepartmental transfers

 

 

326,700

ADJUSTED GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

187,388,400

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Total federal revenues

 

 

19,670,900

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Total local revenues

 

 

0

Total private revenues

 

 

21,300

Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

44,706,400

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

122,989,800

Sec. 102. DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT

 

 

 

Full-time equated unclassified positions

6.0

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

31.0

 

 

Unclassified salaries--FTE positions

6.0

$

651,900

Accounting service center

 

 

1,048,500

Commissions and boards

 

 

23,800

Emergency management--FTEs

8.0

 

2,943,800

Executive direction--FTEs

23.0

 

3,288,800

Property management

 

 

752,400

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

8,709,200

Appropriated from:

 

 

 


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Federal revenues:

 

 

 

HHS, multiple grants

 

 

447,400

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Agriculture licensing and inspection fees

 

 

45,400

Dairy and food safety fund

 

 

102,700

Feed control fund

 

 

8,100

Fertilizer control fund

 

 

10,200

Freshwater protection fund

 

 

62,400

Gasoline inspection and testing fund

 

 

25,600

Industry support funds

 

 

57,000

Michigan craft beverage council fund

 

 

8,800

Private forestland enhancement fund

 

 

16,000

Refined petroleum fund

 

 

20,500

Weights and measures regulation fees

 

 

5,000

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

7,900,100

Sec. 103. INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY

 

 

 

Information technology services and projects

 

$

2,337,700

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

2,337,700

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Interdepartmental grant revenues:

 

 

 

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Agriculture licensing and inspection fees

 

 

91,400

Dairy and food safety fund

 

 

74,800

Feed control fund

 

 

15,000

Fertilizer control fund

 

 

15,000

Freshwater protection fund

 

 

15,000

Gasoline inspection and testing fund

 

 

32,400

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

2,094,100


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Sec. 104. FOOD AND DAIRY

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

139.0

 

 

Food safety and quality assurance--FTEs

103.0

$

18,518,900

Milk safety and quality assurance--FTEs

36.0

 

5,880,600

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

24,399,500

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

HHS, multiple grants

 

 

2,787,100

USDA, multiple grants

 

 

137,100

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Consumer and industry food safety education fund

 

 

242,500

Dairy and food safety fund

 

 

5,484,400

Industry food safety education fund

 

 

114,100

Marihuana regulatory fund

 

 

350,000

Marihuana regulation fund

 

 

350,000

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

14,934,300

Sec. 105. ANIMAL INDUSTRY

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

62.0

 

 

Animal disease prevention and response--FTEs

62.0

$

10,520,900

Indemnification - livestock depredation

 

 

15,000

Michigan animal agriculture alliance

 

 

3,000,000

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

13,535,900

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

HHS, multiple grants

 

 

15,100

USDA, multiple grants

 

 

1,067,400

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 


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Agriculture licensing and inspection fees

 

 

71,800

Animal welfare fund

 

 

150,000

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

12,231,600

Sec. 106. PESTICIDE AND PLANT PEST MANAGEMENT

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

101.0

 

 

Animal feed safety--FTEs

10.0

$

2,116,100

Pesticide and plant pest management--FTEs

91.0

 

15,606,400

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

17,722,500

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

EPA, multiple grants

 

 

578,700

HHS, multiple grants

 

 

397,400

USDA, multiple grants

 

 

721,100

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Private - slow-the-spread foundation

 

 

21,300

Agriculture licensing and inspection fees

 

 

4,579,300

Commodity inspection fees

 

 

688,600

Feed control fund

 

 

1,402,100

Fertilizer control fund

 

 

1,347,800

Freshwater protection fund

 

 

157,500

Horticulture fund

 

 

70,000

Industrial hemp fund

 

 

677,200

Industry support funds

 

 

228,100

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

6,853,400

Sec. 107. ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

66.5

 

 

Agricultural preservation easement grants

 

$

1,900,000

Environmental stewardship - MAEAP--FTEs

26.0

 

11,752,300


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Farmland and open space preservation--FTEs

10.0

 

1,608,700

Intercounty drain--FTEs

6.0

 

862,600

Local conservation districts

 

 

2,000,000

Migrant labor housing--FTEs

9.0

 

1,357,300

Qualified forest program--FTEs

9.0

 

8,078,600

Right-to-farm--FTEs

6.5

 

1,025,600

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

28,585,100

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Interdepartmental grant revenues:

 

 

 

IDG from MDEGLE, biosolids

 

 

94,800

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Department of interior

 

 

96,300

EPA, multiple grants

 

 

564,000

USDA, multiple grants

 

 

6,722,300

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Agricultural preservation fund

 

 

3,508,700

Freshwater protection fund

 

 

8,331,700

Migratory labor housing fund

 

 

143,900

Private forestland enhancement fund

 

 

1,080,100

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

8,043,300

Sec. 108. LABORATORY PROGRAM

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

108.5

 

 

Central licensing and customer call center--FTEs

13.0

$

1,533,100

Consumer protection program--FTEs

42.0

 

7,067,100

Laboratory services--FTEs

42.5

 

8,282,800

USDA monitoring--FTEs

11.0

 

1,704,300

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

18,587,300


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Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Interdepartmental grant revenues:

 

 

 

IDG from LARA (LCC), liquor quality testing fees

 

 

231,900

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

EPA, multiple grants

 

 

180,600

HHS, multiple grants

 

 

1,568,100

USDA, multiple grants

 

 

1,705,500

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Agriculture licensing and inspection fees

 

 

353,400

Dairy and food safety fund

 

 

526,100

Feed control fund

 

 

193,100

Fertilizer control fund

 

 

25,100

Freshwater protection fund

 

 

48,100

Gasoline inspection and testing fund

 

 

1,422,900

Grain dealers fee fund

 

 

8,200

Industrial hemp fund

 

 

321,300

Migratory labor housing fund

 

 

30,100

Refined petroleum fund

 

 

3,454,600

Testing fees

 

 

356,300

Weights and measures regulation fees

 

 

750,200

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

7,411,800

Sec. 109. AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

23.0

 

 

Agriculture development--FTEs

13.0

$

4,806,400

Fair food network - double up food bucks

 

 

900,000

Food and agriculture investment program

 

 

2,472,600

Michigan craft beverage council--FTEs

3.0

 

926,100


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Office of rural development--FTE

1.0

 

679,800

Producer security/grain dealers--FTEs

5.0

 

754,000

Rural development fund grant program--FTE

1.0

 

2,004,800

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

12,543,700

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

USDA, multiple grants

 

 

2,682,800

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Agriculture licensing and inspection fees

 

 

5,100

Grain dealers fee fund

 

 

710,100

Industry support funds

 

 

223,600

Michigan craft beverage council fund

 

 

896,100

Rural development fund

 

 

2,004,800

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

6,021,200

Sec. 110. FAIRS AND EXPOSITIONS

 

 

 

County fairs, shows, and expositions

 

$

500,000

Fairs and racing

 

 

258,600

Horse racing advisory commission

 

 

125,000

Licensed tracks - light horse racing

 

 

40,300

Light horse racing - breeders' awards

 

 

20,000

Purses and supplements - fairs/licensed tracks

 

 

708,300

Standardbred breeders' awards

 

 

345,900

Standardbred purses and supplements - licensed tracks

 

 

671,800

Standardbred sire stakes

 

 

275,000

Thoroughbred breeders' awards

 

 

368,600

Thoroughbred sire stakes

 

 

378,800

Thoroughbred supplements - licensed tracks

 

 

601,900


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GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

4,294,200

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Agriculture equine industry development fund

 

 

3,794,200

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

500,000

Sec. 111. ONE-TIME APPROPRIATIONS

 

 

 

Animal welfare and veterinary care

 

$

2,000,000

Economic development for food and agriculture

 

 

50,000,000

Local conservation districts

 

 

1,000,000

Office of rural development

 

 

3,000,000

Buy Michigan Campaign

 

 

1,000,000

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

57,000,000

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

57,000,000

 

part 2

provisions concerning appropriations

for fiscal year

general sections

Sec. 201. Pursuant to section 30 of article IX of the state constitution of 1963, total state spending from state sources under part 1 for fiscal year 2022-2023 is $167,696,200.00 and state spending from state sources to be paid to local units of government for fiscal year 2022-2023 is $13,600,000.00. The itemized statement below identifies appropriations from which spending to local units of government will occur:

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 


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Agriculture preservation easement grants

 

$

1,900,000

Animal welfare and veterinary care

 

 

300,000

Environmental stewardship/MAEAP

 

 

4,100,000

Local conservation districts

 

 

3,000,000

Office of rural development

 

 

1,500,000

Qualified forest program

 

 

1,400,000

Rural development fund grant program

 

 

1,400,000

TOTAL

 

$

13,600,000

Sec. 202. The appropriations authorized under part 1 and this part are subject to the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1101 to 18.1594.

Sec. 203. As used in part 1 and this part:

(a) "Department" means the department of agriculture and rural development.

(b) "Director" means the director of the department.

(c) "Fiscal agencies" means the Michigan house fiscal agency and the Michigan senate fiscal agency.

(d) "FTE" means full-time equated.

(e) "IDG" means interdepartmental grant.

(f) "MAEAP" means the Michigan agriculture environmental assurance program.

(g) "MDEGLE" means the Michigan department of environment, Great Lakes, and energy.

(h) "Subcommittees" means all members of the subcommittees of the house and senate appropriations committees with jurisdiction over the budget for the department.

(i) "TB" means tuberculosis.

(j) "USDA" means the United States Department of Agriculture.

Sec. 204. (1) The departments and agencies receiving


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appropriations in part 1 shall use the internet to fulfill the reporting requirements of this part. This requirement shall include transmission of reports via email to the recipients identified for each reporting requirement, and shall include placement of reports on an internet site.

(2) In fulfilling the reporting requirements of this part, the department shall notify report recipients when reports are posted to the department website.

Sec. 205. To the extent permissible under section 261 of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1261, all of the following apply to funds appropriated in part 1:

(a) The funds must not be used for the purchase of foreign goods or services, or both, if competitively priced and of comparable quality American goods or services, or both, are available.

(b) Preference must be given to goods or services, or both, manufactured or provided by Michigan businesses, if they are competitively priced and of comparable quality.

(c) Preference must be given to goods or services, or both, that are manufactured or provided by Michigan businesses owned and operated by veterans, if they are competitively priced and of comparable quality.

Sec. 206. To the extent permissible under the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1101 to 18.1594, the director shall take all reasonable steps to ensure businesses in deprived and depressed communities compete for and perform contracts to provide services or supplies, or both. Each director shall strongly encourage firms with which the department contracts to subcontract with certified businesses in depressed and deprived communities for


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services or supplies, or both.

Sec. 207. The departments and agencies receiving appropriations in part 1 shall prepare a report on out-of-state travel expenses not later than January 1 of each year. The travel report shall be a listing of all travel by classified and unclassified employees outside this state in the immediately preceding fiscal year that was funded in whole or in part with funds appropriated in the department's budget. The report shall be submitted to the house and senate appropriations committees, the house and senate fiscal agencies, and the state budget director. The report shall include the following information:

(a) The dates of each travel occurrence.

(b) The transportation and related costs of each travel occurrence, including the proportion funded with state general fund/general purpose revenues, the proportion funded with state restricted revenues, the proportion funded with federal revenues, and the proportion funded with other revenues.

Sec. 208. Funds appropriated in part 1 shall not be used by a principal executive department, state agency, or authority to hire a person to provide legal services that are the responsibility of the attorney general. This prohibition does not apply to legal services for bonding activities and for those outside services that the attorney general authorizes.

Sec. 209. Not later than November 30, the state budget office shall prepare and transmit a report that provides for estimates of the total general fund/general purpose appropriation lapses at the close of the prior fiscal year. This report shall summarize the projected year-end general fund/general purpose appropriation lapses by major departmental program or program areas. The report


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shall be transmitted to the chairpersons of the senate and house of representatives standing committees on appropriations and the senate and house fiscal agencies.

Sec. 210. (1) In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1, there is appropriated an amount not to exceed $3,000,000.00 for federal contingency authorization. These funds are not available for expenditure until they have been transferred to another line item in part 1 under section 393(2) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1393.

(2) In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1, there is appropriated an amount not to exceed $2,000,000.00 for state restricted contingency authorization. These funds are not available for expenditure until they have been transferred to another line item in part 1 under section 393(2) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1393.

(3) In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1, there is appropriated an amount not to exceed $100,000.00 for local contingency authorization. These funds are not available for expenditure until they have been transferred to another line item in part 1 under section 393(2) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1393.

(4) In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1, there is appropriated an amount not to exceed $100,000.00 for private contingency authorization. These funds are not available for expenditure until they have been transferred to another line item in part 1 under section 393(2) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1393.

Sec. 211. The department shall cooperate with the department of technology, management, and budget to maintain a searchable


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website accessible by the public at no cost that includes, but is not limited to, all of the following for each department or agency:

(a) Fiscal year-to-date expenditures by category.

(b) Fiscal year-to-date expenditures by appropriation unit.

(c) Fiscal year-to-date payments to a selected vendor, including the vendor name, payment date, payment amount, and payment description.

(d) The number of active department employees by job classification.

(e) Job specifications and wage rates.

Sec. 212. Within 14 days after the release of the executive budget recommendation, the department shall cooperate with the state budget office to provide the senate and house appropriations chairs, the subcommittees, respectively, and the senate and house fiscal agencies with an annual report on estimated state restricted fund balances, state restricted fund projected revenues, and state restricted fund expenditures for the fiscal years ending September 30, 2022 and September 30, 2023.

Sec. 213. The department shall maintain, on a publicly accessible website, a department scorecard that identifies, tracks, and regularly updates key metrics that are used to monitor and improve the agency's performance.

Sec. 214. Total authorized appropriations from all sources under part 1 for legacy costs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023 is $11,574,600.00. From this amount, total agency appropriations for pension-related legacy costs are estimated at $7,027,300.00. Total agency appropriations for retiree health care legacy costs are estimated at $4,547,300.00.

Sec. 215. The department shall not take disciplinary action


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against an employee of the department or departmental agency in the state classified civil service because the employee communicates with a member of the senate or house or a member's staff, unless the communication is prohibited by law and the department or agency taking disciplinary action is exercising its authority as provided by law.

Sec. 216. (1) On a quarterly basis, the department shall report to the senate and house appropriations committees, the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, and the senate and house fiscal agencies the following information:

(a) The number of FTEs in pay status by type of staff and civil service classification.

(b) A comparison by line item of the number of FTEs authorized from funds appropriated in part 1 to the actual number of FTEs employed by the department at the end of the reporting period.

(2) By March 1 of the current fiscal year and annually thereafter, the department shall report to the senate and house appropriations committees, the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, and the senate and house fiscal agencies the following information:

(a) Number of employees that were engaged in remote work in 2022.

(b) Number of employees authorized to work remotely and the actual number of those working remotely in the current reporting period.

(c) Estimated net cost savings achieved by remote work.

(d) Reduced use of office space associated with remote work.

Sec. 217. Appropriations in part 1 shall, to the extent


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possible by the department, not be expended until all existing work project authorization available for the same purposes is exhausted.

Sec. 218. If the state administrative board, acting under section 3 of 1921 PA 2, MCL 17.3, transfers funds from an amount appropriated under this act, the legislature may, by a concurrent resolution adopted by a majority of the members elected to and serving in each house, intertransfer funds within this act for the particular department, board, commission, officer, or institution.

Sec. 219. The department and agencies receiving appropriations in part 1 shall receive and retain copies of all reports funded from appropriations in part 1. Federal and state guidelines for short-term and long-term retention of records shall be followed. The department may electronically retain copies of reports unless otherwise required by federal and state guidelines.

Sec. 220. The department shall report no later than April 1 on each specific policy change made to implement a public act affecting the department that took effect during the prior calendar year to the senate and house appropriations committees, the senate and house subcommittees on agriculture and rural development, the joint committee on administrative rules, and the senate and house fiscal agencies.

Sec. 221. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall do all of the following:

(a) Report to the house and senate appropriations committees, the house and senate fiscal agencies, the house and senate policy offices, and the state budget office any amount of severance pay for a department director, deputy director, or other high-ranking department official not later than 14 days after a severance agreement with the director or official is signed. The name of the


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director or official and the amount of severance pay must be included in the report required by this subdivision.

(b) Maintain an internet site that posts any severance pay in excess of 6 weeks of wages, regardless of the position held by the former department employee receiving severance pay.

(c) By February 1, report to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, the house and senate policy offices, and the state budget office on the total amount of severance pay remitted to former department employees during the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022 and the total number of former department employees that were remitted severance pay during the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022.

(2) As used in this section, "severance pay" means compensation that is both payable or paid upon the termination of employment and in addition to either wages or benefits earned during the course of employment or generally applicable retirement benefits.

Sec. 222. (1) Any department, agency, board, commission, or public officer that receives funding under part 1 shall not do any of the following:

(a) Require as a condition of accessing any facility or receiving services that an individual provide proof that he or she has received a COVID-19 vaccine except as provided by federal law or as a condition of receiving federal Medicare or Medicaid funding.

(b) Produce, develop, issue, or require a COVID-19 vaccine passport.

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available to access an individual's COVID-19 vaccine status by any person, company, or governmental entity.

(d) Require as a condition of employment that an employee or official provide proof that he or she has received a COVID-19 vaccine. This subdivision does not apply to any hospital, congregate care facility, or other medical facility or any hospital, congregate care facility, or other medical facility operated by a local subdivision that receives federal Medicare or Medicaid funding.

(2) A department, agency, board, commission, or public officer may not subject any individual to any negative employment consequence, retaliation, or retribution because of that individual's COVID-19 vaccine status.

(3) Subsection (1) does not prohibit any person, department, agency, board, commission, or public officer from transmitting proof of an individual's COVID-19 vaccine status to any person, company, or governmental entity, so long as the individual provides affirmative consent.

(4) If a department, agency, board, commission, subdivision, or official or public officer is required to establish a vaccine policy due to a federal mandate, it must provide exemptions to any COVID-19 vaccine policy to the following individuals:

(a) An individual for whom a physician certifies that a COVID19 vaccine is or may be detrimental to the individual's health or is not appropriate.

(b) An individual who provides a written statement to the effect that the requirements of the COVID-19 vaccine policy cannot be met because of religious convictions or other consistently held objection to immunization.


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(5) As used in this section, "public officer" means a person appointed by the governor or another executive department official or an elected or appointed official of this state or a political subdivision of this state.

Sec. 224. It is the intent of the legislature that departments maximize the efficiency of the state workforce and, where possible, prioritize in-person work. Each executive branch department, agency, board, or commission that receives funding under part 1 must post its in-person, remote, or hybrid work policy on its website.

Sec. 241. When the department activates the incident management team to protect life or property, within 12 hours the department shall notify the senate and house members within whose district the site is located.

 

DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT

Sec. 301. (1) The department may establish a fee schedule and collect fees for the following work activities and services:

(a) Pesticide and plant pest management propagation and certification of virus-free foundation stock.

(b) Fruit and vegetable inspection and grading services at shipping and termination points and processing plants.

(c) Laboratory support analyses of food, livestock, and agricultural products for disease, foreign products for disease, toxic materials, foreign substances, and quality standards.

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the purpose of recovering expenses associated with the work activities and services described in subsection (1). Fee revenue collected by the department under subsection (1) shall not lapse to the state general fund at the end of the fiscal year but shall carry forward for appropriation by the legislature in the subsequent fiscal year.

(3) The department shall notify the subcommittees, the fiscal agencies, and the state budget office 30 days prior to proposing changes in fees authorized under this section or under section 5 of 1915 PA 91, MCL 285.35.

(4) On or before February 1 of each year, the department shall provide a report to the subcommittees, the fiscal agencies, and the state budget office detailing all the fees charged by the department under the authorization provided in this section, including, but not limited to, rates, number of individuals paying each fee, and the revenue generated by each fee in the previous fiscal year.

(5) To the extent possible, the department will work with vendors supplying testing for certification of commercial pesticide applicators, private pesticide applicators, registered pesticide applicators, and approved trainers for use with pesticide applicators to ensure adequate testing capacity, statewide access to testing sites, and cost structures comparable to neighboring states.

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delivery of groundwater/freshwater programs, MAEAP technical assistance, forest management, invasive species monitoring, wildlife risk mitigation, grants promoting proper pesticide disposal, and research grants for the purpose of enhancing the agricultural industries in this state.

(2) The department shall provide notice of contracts or grants authorized under this section to the subcommittees, the fiscal agencies, and the state budget office not later than 7 days before the department notifies contract or grant recipients.

 

FOOD and DAIRY

Sec. 401. (1) The department shall report on the previous fiscal year's activities of the food and dairy division. The report shall include information on activities and outcomes of the dairy safety and inspection program, the food safety inspection program, the foodborne illness and emergency response program, and the food service program.

(2) The report shall include information on significant foodborne outbreaks and emergencies, including any significant enforcement actions taken related to food safety during the prior calendar year.

(3) The report shall be transmitted to the subcommittees, the fiscal agencies, and the state budget office and posted to the department's website on or before April 1 of each year.

 

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Sec. 451. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall pay for all whole herd bovine TB testing costs and individual animal testing costs in the modified accredited zone and


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buffer counties as referenced in the current memorandum of understanding between the department and the USDA to maintain split-state status requirements. These costs include indemnity and compensation for injury causing death or downer to animals.

Sec. 452. (1) The department shall report on the previous calendar year's activities of the animal industry division. The report shall be transmitted to the subcommittees, the fiscal agencies, and the state budget office and posted to the department's website on or before April 1 of each year.

(2) The department shall include in the report all indemnification payments for livestock depredation made in the previous calendar year and shall include all of the following:

(a) The reason for the indemnification.

(b) The amount of the indemnification.

(c) The person for whom the indemnification was paid.

Sec. 454. The department shall use its resources to collaborate with the USDA to monitor bovine TB, consistent with the current required memorandum of understanding between the department and the USDA.

Sec. 455. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for animal disease prevention and response, $200,000.00 shall be used to cover costs associated with testing of registered privately owned cervid facilities as follows: for required surveillance testing for chronic wasting disease and for infected herd bovine TB testing.

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subsection (1), the department shall provide an update to the subcommittees, the fiscal agencies, and the state budget office. The quarterly update reports shall identify significant impacts to the program, including new incidence of bovine TB in this state, department activity associated with specific new incidence of bovine TB, any changes in USDA requirements or movement orders, and information and data on wildlife risk mitigation plan implementation in the modified accredited zone; implementation of a movement certificate process; progress toward annual surveillance test requirements; efforts to work with slaughter facilities in this state, as well as those that slaughter a significant number of animals from this state; educational programs and information for this state's livestock community; and any other item the legislature should be aware of that will promote or hinder efforts to achieve bovine TB free status for this state.

Sec. 458. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for Michigan animal agriculture alliance, the department shall work with animal industry representatives and state research universities to continue an animal research grant program.

 

PESTICIDE AND PLANT PEST MANAGEMENT

Sec. 501. The department shall report on the previous calendar year's activities of the pesticide and plant pest management division. The report shall be transmitted to the subcommittees, the fiscal agencies, and the state budget office and posted to the department's website on or before April 1 of each year.

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efforts to ensure uniform application of pesticide regulations.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

Sec. 601. The funds appropriated in part 1 for environmental stewardship/MAEAP shall be used to support department agriculture pollution prevention programs, including groundwater and freshwater protection programs under part 87 of the natural resources and environmental protection act, 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.8701 to 324.8717, and technical assistance in implementing conservation grants available under the federal farm bill of 2018, Public Law 115-334.

Sec. 602. The department shall report on the previous calendar year's activities of the environmental stewardship division. The report shall be transmitted to the subcommittees, the fiscal agencies, and the state budget office and posted to the department's website on or before April 1 of each year.

Sec. 603. In addition to the report required under section 602, by April 1, the department shall prepare a report to be posted on the department's website and provided to the relevant house and senate standing committees and appropriations subcommittees as well as to the fiscal agencies and state budget office. The report shall contain the following information for agriculture nutrient best management voluntary practices program: number and location of acres enrolled in nutrient management or other best management practices; number of acres enrolled that were not previously verified under the MAEAP; summary of practices implemented and available incentive programs; starting and ending balances of the program; summary of outreach and training efforts; and testing results.


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Sec. 604. The department may receive and expend federal revenues up to a total of $1,000,000.00 in excess of the federal revenue appropriated in section 107 of part 1 for environmental stewardship and MAEAP activities. The department shall notify the subcommittees, the fiscal agencies, and the state budget office prior to expending federal revenues authorized under this section.

Sec. 608. (1) The appropriations in part 1 for the qualified forest program are for the purpose of increasing the knowledge of nonindustrial private forestland owners of sound forest management practices and increasing the amount of commercial timber production from those lands.

(2) The department shall work in partnership with stakeholder groups and other state and federal agencies to increase the active management of nonindustrial private forestland to foster the growth of Michigan's timber product industry.

Sec. 609. (1) The appropriations in part 1 for local conservation districts shall be distributed in equal amounts to local conservation districts in this state that were in operation as of April 15, 2021.

(2) On or before March 1, 2023, the department shall report on the previous calendar year's activities of local conservation districts. The report shall include descriptions of local conservation district activities and funding, including uses of appropriations made in part 1. In preparing this report, the department shall coordinate with representatives of local conservation districts. The report shall be transmitted to the subcommittees, the fiscal agencies, and the state budget office and posted to the department's website.

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department shall maintain coordination with the department of treasury to improve the timely processing and issuance of tax credits under section 36109 of the natural resources and environmental protection act, 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.36109, for the Michigan's farmland and open space preservation program under parts 361 and 362 of the natural resources and environmental protection act, 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.36101 to 324.3116 and 324.36201 to 324.36207. This includes, but is not limited to:

(a) Timely review of mailed applications and paperwork.

(b) Timely and proactive communications to applicants on the status of their application.

(c) A clear and understood timeline for the issuance of any tax credits.

 

LABORATORY PROGRAM

Sec. 651. The department shall report on the previous calendar year's activities of the laboratory division. The report shall be transmitted to the subcommittees, the fiscal agencies, and the state budget office and posted to the department's website on or before April 1 of each year.

 

AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT

Sec. 701. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for the food and agriculture investment program, the department shall establish and administer a food and agriculture investment program.

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facilities with a focus on new and expanding protein processors, and the expansion of farm markets and urban agriculture, including promotion of hoop houses, and increase food processing activities within this state by accelerating projects and infrastructure development that support growth in the food and agriculture processing industry.

(3) In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1, the department may receive and expend funds received from outside sources for the food and agriculture investment program.

(4) Before the allocation of funding, all projects shall receive approval from the Michigan commission of agriculture and rural development, except for projects selected through a competitive process by a joint evaluation committee selected by the director and consisting of representatives that have agriculture, business, and economic development expertise. Projects funded through the food and agriculture investment program will be required to have a grant agreement that outlines milestones and activities that must be met in order to receive a disbursement of funds. Projects must also identify measurable project outcomes.

(5) The department shall include in the agriculture development annual report a report on the food and agriculture investment program for the previous fiscal year that includes a listing of the grantees, award amounts, match funding, project locations, and project outcomes.

(6) The food and agriculture investment program shall be administered by the department and provide support for food and agriculture projects that will enable growth in the industry and this state's economy.

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and agriculture investment program are designated as a work project appropriation, and any unencumbered or unallotted funds shall not lapse at the end of the fiscal year and shall be available for expenditures for projects under this section until the projects have been completed. The following is in compliance with section 451a(1) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1451a:

(a) The purpose of the project is to promote and expand the Michigan food and agriculture sector, grow Michigan exports, and increase food processing activities within the state.

(b) The project will be accomplished by utilizing state employees or contracts with service providers, or both.

(c) The estimated cost of this project is identified in the appropriation line item.

(d) The tentative completion date for the work project is September 30, 2025.

(8) The department may expend money from the funds appropriated in part 1 for the food and agriculture investment program, including all of the following activities:

(a) Grants.

(b) Loans or loan guarantees.

(c) Infrastructure development.

(d) Other economic assistance.

(e) Program administration.

(f) Export assistance.

(9) The department shall expend no more than 5% from the funds appropriated in part 1 for the food and agriculture investment program for administrative purposes.

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fund board to establish a process and criteria for funding projects as well as establishing metrics and measurable outcomes for the program. Funds appropriated from the rural development fund shall be used in accordance with the provisions of the rural development fund act, 2012 PA 411, MCL 286.941 to 286.947.

Sec. 702a. The office of rural development shall act to encourage and enable appropriate community advancements and improvements, including, but not limited to, housing, infrastructure, education, workforce development, and other needs uniquely present in rural areas of this state that will assist in expansion of rural agriculture development.

Sec. 703. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for fair food network double up food bucks, the department shall work with the fair food network to ensure that at least 80% of the funds allocated to the double up food bucks program are directly used for the payments to participating vendors.

(2) The department shall work with the department of health and human services to do all of the following:

(a) Notify recipients of food assistance program benefits that food assistance program benefits can be accessed at many farmer's markets in this state with bridge cards.

(b) Notify recipients of food assistance program benefits about the double up food bucks program that is administered by the fair food network. Food assistance program recipients shall receive information about the double up food bucks program, including information that explains that when program recipients spend up to $20.00 at participating farmer's markets and grocery stores, the recipient can receive an additional $20.00 to buy Michigan produce.

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expand access to the double up food bucks program in each of the state's counties with grocery stores or farmer's markets that meet the program's eligibility requirements.

(4) On or before June 1, 2023, the department shall submit a report on activities and outcomes of the double up food bucks program to the subcommittees and the fiscal agencies. The report shall contain all of the following:

(a) Counties in this state with participating double up food bucks vendors, the number of vendors by county, and the name and location of vendors, as of May 1, 2022.

(b) Counties in this state with participating double up food bucks vendors, the number of vendors by county, and the name of location of vendors, as of May 1, 2023. The report shall highlight counties and vendors added to the program since May 1, 2022.

(c) Number of individuals participating in the program, by county.

Sec. 706. (1) The department shall report on the previous calendar year's activities of the agriculture development division. The report shall be transmitted to the subcommittees, the fiscal agencies, and the state budget office and posted to the department's website on or before April 1 of each year.

(2) The report shall include the following information on any grants awarded during the prior fiscal year:

(a) The name of the grantee.

(b) The amount of the grant.

(c) The purpose of the grant, including measurable outcomes.

(d) Additional state, federal, private, or local funds contributed to the grant project.

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(3) The report shall include the following information on the Michigan craft beverage council established under section 303 of the Michigan liquor control code of 1998, 1998 PA 58, MCL 436.1303:

(a) Council activities and accomplishments for the previous fiscal year.

(b) Council expenditures for the previous fiscal year by category of administration, industry support, research and education grants, and promotion and consumer education.

(c) Grants awarded during the previous fiscal year and the results of research grant projects completed during the previous fiscal year.

Sec. 707. Unexpended industry support fund revenues at the end of the fiscal year may be carried forward into the industry support fund in the succeeding fiscal year and shall not lapse to the general fund.

 

FAIRS and EXPOSITIONS

Sec. 801. All appropriations from the agriculture equine industry development fund shall be spent on equine-related purposes. No funds from the agriculture equine industry development fund shall be expended for nonequine-related purposes without prior approval of the legislature.

Sec. 802. From the funds appropriated in part 1 from agriculture equine industry development funds, available revenue shall be allocated in the following priority order:

(a) To support all administrative, contractual, and regulatory costs incurred by the department and the Michigan gaming control board.

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supplements fairs/licensed tracks line item.

(c) Any remaining funds collected through September 30, 2022, after the obligations in subdivisions (a) and (b) have been met, shall be prorated equally among the supplements, breeders' awards, and sire stakes awards to eligible race meeting licensees in accordance with section 20 of the horse racing law of 1995, 1995 PA 279, MCL 431.320.

Sec. 805. (1) The department shall establish and administer a county fairs, shows, and expositions grant program. The program shall have the following objectives:

(a) Assist in the promotion of building improvements or other capital improvements at county fairgrounds of this state.

(b) Provide financial support, promotion, prizes, and premiums of equine, livestock, and other agricultural commodity expositions in this state.

(2) The department shall award grants on a competitive basis to county fairs or other organizations from the funds appropriated in part 1 for county fairs, shows, and expositions grants. Grantees will be required to provide a 50% cash match with grant awards and identify measurable project outcomes. A county fair organization that received a county fair capital improvement grant in the prior fiscal year shall not receive a grant from the appropriation in part 1.

(3) From the amount appropriated in part 1 for county fairs, shows, and expositions, up to $25,000.00 shall be expended for the purpose of financial support, promotion, prizes, and premiums of equine, livestock, and other agricultural commodity expositions in this state, and festivals.

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provide a report to the department on the financial impact resulting from the capital improvement project on both fair and nonfair events. These reports are due for 3 years immediately following the completion of the capital improvement project.

(5) The department shall identify criteria, evaluate applications, and provide recommendations to the director for final approval of grant awards.

(6) The department may expend money from the funds appropriated in part 1 for the county fairs, shows, and expositions for administering the program.

(7) The unexpended portion of the appropriation in part 1 for county fairs, shows, and expositions grants is considered a work project appropriation in accordance with section 451a of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1451a. The following apply to the project:

(a) The purpose of the project is to support building improvements or other capital improvements at county fairgrounds of this state.

(b) All grants will be distributed in accordance with this section and the grant guidelines published prior to the request for proposals.

(c) The estimated cost of the project is identified in the appropriation line item.

(d) The tentative completion date for the work project is September 30, 2025.

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amounts, match funding, project outcomes, and department costs of grant administration.

 

ONE-TIME APPROPRIATIONS

Sec. 900. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for the office of rural development, the department shall establish a grant program to support community activities, including, but not limited to, enhancing or elevating broadband, housing, infrastructure, education, workforce development and address other needs uniquely experienced in rural areas of Michigan.

(2) From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department may increase capacity by a total of 3.0 FTE positions (limited term) to administer the program.

(3) The unexpended funds appropriated in part 1 for the office of rural development are designated as a work project appropriation, and any unencumbered or unallotted funds shall not lapse at the end of the fiscal year and shall be available for expenditures for projects under this section until the projects have been completed. The following is in compliance with section 451a of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1451a:

(a) The purpose of the project is for supporting rural communities.

(b) The project will be accomplished by utilizing state employees or contracts with service providers, or both.

(c) The estimated cost of this project is $3,000,000.00.

(d) The tentative completion date for the work project is September 30, 2027.

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establish a grant program to support the food supply chain from Michigan farms and improve food safety and security in this state.

(2) From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department may increase capacity by a total of 8.0 FTE positions (limited term) to administer the program.

(3) The unexpended funds appropriated in part 1 for economic development for food and agriculture are designated as a work project appropriation, and any unencumbered or unallotted funds shall not lapse at the end of the fiscal year and shall be available for expenditures for projects under this section until the projects have been completed. The following is in compliance with section 451a of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, 29 MCL 18.1451a:

(a) The purpose of the project is for stabilizing and accelerating the food supply chain while significantly increasing food security and reducing environmental risk in Michigan.

(b) The project will be accomplished by utilizing state employees or contracts with service providers, or both.

(c) The estimated cost of this project is $50,000,000.00.

(d) The tentative completion date for the work project is September 30, 2027.

(4) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for economic development for food and agriculture, $12,000,000.00 shall be allocated to the Eastern Market.

Sec. 902. The unexpended funds appropriated in part 1 for animal welfare and veterinary care are designated as a work project appropriation, and any unencumbered or unallotted funds shall not lapse at the end of the fiscal year and shall be available for expenditures for projects under this section until the projects


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have been completed. The following is in compliance with section 451a of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, 29 MCL 18.1451a:

(a) The purpose of the project is provide veterinary services and resources to animal care facilities.

(b) The project will be accomplished by utilizing state employees or contracts with service providers, or both.

(c) The estimated cost of this project is $2,000,000.00.

(d) The tentative completion date for the work project is September 30, 2027.

ARTICLE 2

department of corrections

part 1

line-item appropriations

Sec. 101. There is appropriated for the department of corrections for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023, from the following funds:

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

 

 

 

APPROPRIATION SUMMARY

 

 

 

Full-time equated unclassified positions

16.0

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

13,498.4

 

 

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

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2,125,068,000

Interdepartmental grant revenues:

 

 

 

Total interdepartmental grants and intradepartmental transfers

 

 

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ADJUSTED GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

2,125,068,000

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Total federal revenues

 

 

5,148,400

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 


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Total local revenues

 

 

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Total private revenues

 

 

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Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

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State general fund/general purpose

 

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Sec. 102. DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT

 

 

 

Full-time equated unclassified positions

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Full-time equated classified positions

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Unclassified salaries--FTEs

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Administrative hearings officers

 

 

3,478,000

Budget and operations administration--FTEs

266.0

 

38,091,600

Compensatory buyout and union leave bank

 

 

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County jail reimbursement program

 

 

14,814,600

Employee wellness programming--FTEs

6.0

 

2,021,400

Equipment and special maintenance

 

 

1,559,700

Executive direction--FTEs

22.0

 

4,667,700

Judicial data warehouse user fees

 

 

50,600

New custody staff training

 

 

21,616,300

Prison industries operations--FTEs

61.0

 

10,230,300

Property management

 

 

2,479,200

Prosecutorial and detainer expenses

 

 

4,801,000

Worker's compensation

 

 

12,991,700

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

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118,944,300

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

DOJ, prison rape elimination act grant

 

 

674,700

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Correctional industries revolving fund

 

 

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Jail reimbursement program fund

 

 

5,900,000

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101,417,700

Sec. 103. OFFENDER SUCCESS ADMINISTRATION

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

342.9

 

 

Community corrections comprehensive plans and services

 

$

13,198,100

Education/skilled trades/career readiness programs--FTEs

264.9

 

39,100,400

Enhanced food technology program--FTEs

11.0

 

1,640,000

Goodwill Flip the Script

 

 

1,250,000

Offender success community partners

 

 

14,500,000

Offender success federal grants

 

 

751,000

Offender success programming

 

 

16,122,800

Offender success services--FTEs

67.0

 

17,545,600

Public safety initiative

 

 

4,000,000

Residential probation diversions

 

 

16,575,500

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

124,683,400

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Federal revenues:

 

 

 

DOJ, prisoner reintegration

 

 

751,000

Federal education funding

 

 

1,599,400

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

122,333,000

Sec. 104. FIELD OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATION

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

1,880.5

 

 

Criminal justice reinvestment

 

$

3,748,400

Field operations--FTEs

1,849.5

 

227,464,600

Parole board operations--FTEs

31.0

 

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940,000

Residential alternative to prison program

 

 

1,500,000

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237,595,800

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Community tether program reimbursement

 

 

275,000

Reentry center offender reimbursements

 

 

10,000

Supervision fees

 

 

6,630,500

Supervision fees set-aside

 

 

940,000

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

229,740,300

Sec. 105. CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES ADMINISTRATION

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

660.0

 

 

Central records--FTEs

43.0

$

4,904,400

Correctional facilities administration--FTEs

37.0

 

6,702,400

Housing inmates in federal institutions

 

 

511,000

Inmate housing fund

 

 

100

Inmate legal services

 

 

290,900

Leased beds and alternatives to leased beds

 

 

100

Prison food service--FTEs

336.0

 

74,415,900

Prison store operations--FTEs

33.0

 

3,472,500

Transportation--FTEs

211.0

 

31,555,800

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

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121,853,100

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

DOJ-BOP, federal prisoner reimbursement

 

 

411,000

SSA-SSI, incentive payment

 

 

272,000

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Correctional industries revolving fund 110

 

 

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Sec. 106. HEALTH CARE

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

1,469.3

 

 

Clinical complexes--FTEs

1,033.3

$

154,703,900

Health care administration--FTEs

18.0

 

3,660,100

Healthy Michigan plan administration--FTEs

12.0

 

1,019,000

Hepatitis C treatment

 

 

8,810,700

Interdepartmental grant to health and human services, eligibility specialists

 

 

120,200

Mental health and substance use disorder treatment services--FTEs

406.0

 

52,914,000

Prisoner health care services

 

 

94,793,600

Vaccination program

 

 

691,200

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

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316,712,700

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Federal revenues and reimbursements

 

 

405,500

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Prisoner health care co-payments

 

 

257,200

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

316,050,000

Sec. 107. CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

8,790.7

 

 

Alger Correctional Facility - Munising--FTEs

259.0

$

32,785,600

Baraga Correctional Facility - Baraga--FTEs

295.8

 

39,038,000

Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility - Ionia--FTEs

392.2

 

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421.4

 

52,521,700

Central Michigan Correctional Facility - St. Louis--FTEs

386.6

 

49,518,200

Charles E. Egeler Correctional Facility - Jackson--FTEs

386.6

 

49,282,900

Chippewa Correctional Facility - Kincheloe--FTEs

443.6

 

55,403,800

Cooper Street Correctional Facility - Jackson--FTEs

254.6

 

31,773,300

Detroit Detention Center--FTEs

75.8

 

9,604,500

Earnest C. Brooks Correctional Facility - Muskegon--FTEs

248.2

 

32,733,100

G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility - Jackson--FTEs

396.0

 

48,836,300

Gus Harrison Correctional Facility - Adrian--FTEs

443.6

 

54,123,800

Ionia Correctional Facility - Ionia--FTEs

288.3

 

36,863,100

Kinross Correctional Facility - Kincheloe--FTEs

258.6

 

35,253,100

Lakeland Correctional Facility - Coldwater--FTEs

275.4

 

35,548,100

Macomb Correctional Facility - New Haven--FTEs

313.3

 

40,421,100

Marquette Branch Prison - Marquette--FTEs

319.7

 

40,821,000

Michigan Reformatory - Ionia--FTEs

310.1

 

38,104,200

Muskegon Correctional Facility - Muskegon--FTEs

208.0

 

28,472,700

Newberry Correctional Facility - Newberry--FTEs

199.1

 

26,335,100

Oaks Correctional Facility - Eastlake--FTEs

289.4

 

37,750,800

Parnall Correctional Facility - Jackson--FTEs

266.1

 

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258.0

 

33,662,700

Saginaw Correctional Facility - Freeland--FTEs

276.9

 

35,767,400

Special Alternative Incarceration Program - Jackson--FTEs

26.2

 

5,206,400

St. Louis Correctional Facility - St. Louis--FTEs

306.6

 

40,700,000

Thumb Correctional Facility - Lapeer--FTEs

283.6

 

36,432,500

Womens Huron Valley Correctional Complex - Ypsilanti--FTEs

505.1

 

63,863,000

Woodland Correctional Facility - Whitmore Lake--FTEs

296.9

 

39,396,200

Northern region administration and support--FTEs

43.0

 

4,582,900

Southern region administration and support--FTEs

63.0

 

19,368,300

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

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Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

DOJ, state criminal assistance program

 

 

1,034,800

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Local funds

 

 

9,604,500

State restricted fees, revenues and reimbursements

 

 

102,100

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

1,123,053,800

Sec. 108. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 

 

 

Information technology services and projects

 

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31,383,500

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

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Correctional industries revolving fund 110

 

 

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Supervision fees set-aside

 

 

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State general fund/general purpose

 

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Sec. 109. ONE-TIME APPROPRIATIONS

 

 

 

Body scanners

 

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4,500,000

Chance for Life

 

 

500,000

COVID-19 suspended intake payments

 

 

1,000,000

Electronic prisoner/staff communications

 

 

15,000,000

Gender reassignment legal defense

 

 

100,000

Goodwill Flip the Script

 

 

750,000

Improvements to staff areas in correctional facilities

 

 

2,500,000

John Does v MDOC settlement agreement

 

 

15,000,000

Officer uniforms

 

 

500,000

Page alert system

 

 

1,000,000

Prosperity region 8 pilot program

 

 

500,000

Savings from reduced populations

 

 

(3,750,000)

Vocational village expansion

 

 

2,500,000

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

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40,100,000

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part 2

provisions concerning appropriations

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general sections

Sec. 201. In accordance with section 30 of article IX of the


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state constitution of 1963, total state spending from state sources under part 1 for fiscal year 2022-2023 is $2,110,040,100.00 and state spending from state sources to be paid to local units of government is $125,615,400.00. The itemized statement below identifies appropriations from which spending to local units of government will occur:

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

 

 

 

Community corrections comprehensive plans and services

 

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13,198,100

County jail reimbursement program

 

 

14,814,600

COVID-19 suspended intake payments

 

 

1,000,000

Field Operations

 

 

69,726,100

Leased beds and alternatives to leased beds

 

 

100

Prosecutorial and detainer expenses

 

 

4,801,000

Public safety initiative

 

 

4,000,000

Residential alternative to prison program

 

 

1,500,000

Residential probation diversions

 

 

16,575,500

TOTAL

 

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Sec. 202. The appropriations authorized under this part and part 1 are subject to the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1101 to 18.1594.

Sec. 203. As used in this part and part 1:

(a) "Administrative segregation" means confinement for maintenance of order or discipline to a cell or room apart from accommodations provided for inmates who are participating in programs of the facility.

(b) "Department" or "MDOC" means the Michigan department of corrections.

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(d) "DOJ-BOP" means the DOJ Bureau of Prisons.

(e) "Evidence-based" means a decision-making process that integrates the best available research, clinician expertise, and client characteristics.

(f) "Federally-qualified health center" means that term as defined in section 1396d(l)(2)(B) of the social security act, 42 USC 1396d.

(g) "FTE" means full-time equated.

(h) "Goal" means the intended or projected result of a comprehensive corrections plan or community corrections program to reduce repeat offending, criminogenic and high-risk behaviors, prison commitment rates, the length of stay in a jail, or to improve the utilization of a jail.

(i) "Jail" means a facility operated by a local unit of government for the physical detention and correction of persons charged with or convicted of criminal offenses.

(j) "OCC" means the office of community corrections.

(k) "Offender success" means that an offender has, with the support of the community, intervention of the field agent, and benefit of any participation in programs and treatment, made an adjustment while at liberty in the community such that he or she has not been sentenced to or returned to prison for the conviction of a new crime or the revocation of probation or parole.

(l) "Recidivism" means that term as defined in section 1 of 2017 PA 5, MCL 798.31.

(m) "Serious emotional disturbance" means that term as defined in section 100d(2) of the mental health code, 1974 PA 258, MCL 330.1100d.

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section 100d(3) of the mental health code, 1974 PA 258, MCL 330.1100d.

(o) "SSA" means the United States Social Security Administration.

(p) "SSA-SSI" means SSA supplemental security income.

Sec. 204. The department shall use the internet to fulfill the reporting requirements of this part. This requirement shall include transmission of reports via email to the recipients identified for each reporting requirement and it shall include placement of reports on an internet site.

Sec. 205. Except as otherwise provided in this part, all reports required under this part shall be submitted to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on corrections, the senate and house fiscal agencies, the legislative corrections ombudsman, and the state budget office.

Sec. 206. To the extent permissible under section 261 of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1261, all of the following apply:

(a) Funds appropriated in part 1 must not be used for the purchase of foreign goods or services, or both, if competitively priced and of comparable quality American goods or services, or both, are available.

(b) Preference must be given to goods or services, or both, manufactured or provided by Michigan businesses, if they are competitively priced and of comparable quality.

(c) Preference must be given to goods or services, or both, that are manufactured or provided by Michigan businesses owned and operated by veterans, if they are competitively priced and of comparable quality.


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Sec. 207. The department shall not take disciplinary action against an employee of the department in the state classified civil service, or a prisoner, for communicating with a member of the legislature or his or her staff, unless the communication is prohibited by law and the department is exercising its authority as provided by law.

Sec. 208. The department shall prepare a report on out-of-state travel expenses not later than January 1 of each year. The travel report shall be a listing of all travel by classified and unclassified employees outside this state in the immediately preceding fiscal year that was funded in whole or in part with funds appropriated in the department's budget. The report shall be submitted to the senate and house appropriations committees and to report recipients required in section 205 of this part. The report shall include the following information:

(a) The dates of each travel occurrence.

(b) The total transportation and related costs of each travel occurrence, including the proportion funded with state general fund/general purpose revenues, the proportion funded with state restricted revenues, the proportion funded with federal revenues, and the proportion funded with other revenues.

Sec. 209. Funds appropriated in part 1 shall not be used by the department to hire a person to provide legal services that are the responsibility of the attorney general. This prohibition does not apply to legal services for bonding activities and for those outside services that the attorney general authorizes.

Sec. 210. Not later than November 30, the state budget office shall prepare and transmit a report that provides estimates of the total general fund/general purpose appropriation lapses at the


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close of the prior fiscal year. This report shall summarize the projected year-end general fund/general purpose appropriation lapses by major departmental program or program areas. The report shall be transmitted to the chairpersons of the senate and house appropriations committees and the senate and house fiscal agencies.

Sec. 211. In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1, there is appropriated an amount not to exceed $2,500,000.00 for federal contingency authorization. These funds are not available for expenditure until they have been transferred to another line item in part 1 under section 393(2) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1393.

Sec. 212. The department shall cooperate with the department of technology, management, and budget to maintain a searchable website accessible by the public at no cost that includes, but is not limited to, all of the following for the department:

(a) Fiscal year-to-date expenditures by category.

(b) Fiscal year-to-date expenditures by appropriation unit.

(c) Fiscal year-to-date payments to a selected vendor, including the vendor name, payment date, payment amount, and payment description.

(d) The number of active department employees by job classification.

(e) Job specifications and wage rates.

Sec. 213. Within 14 days after the release of the executive budget recommendation, the department shall cooperate with the state budget office to provide the chairpersons of the senate and house appropriations committees, the chairpersons of the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on corrections, and the senate and house fiscal agencies with an annual report on estimated state


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restricted fund balances, state restricted fund projected revenues, and state restricted fund expenditures for the prior 2 fiscal years.

Sec. 214. The department shall maintain, on a publicly accessible website, a department scorecard that identifies, tracks, and regularly updates key metrics that are used to monitor and improve the department's performance.

Sec. 215. Total authorized appropriations from all sources under part 1 for legacy costs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023 are estimated at $270,855,400.00. From this amount, total department appropriations for pension-related legacy costs are estimated at $164,444,700.00. Total department appropriations for retiree health care legacy costs are estimated at $106,410,700.00.

Sec. 216. To the extent permissible under the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1101 to 18.1594, the director shall take all reasonable steps to ensure businesses in deprived and depressed communities compete for and perform contracts to provide services or supplies, or both. The director shall strongly encourage firms with which the department contracts to subcontract with certified businesses in depressed and deprived communities for services, supplies, or both.

Sec. 217. (1) On a quarterly basis, the department shall report on the number of full-time equated positions in pay status by civil service classification, including the number of full-time equated positions in pay status by civil service classification for each correctional facility. This report must include the following:

(a) A comparison by line item of the number of full-time equated positions authorized from funds appropriated in part 1 to the actual number of full-time equated positions employed by the


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department at the end of the reporting period.

(b) A detailed accounting of all vacant positions that exist within the department.

(c) A detailed accounting of all correction officer positions at each correctional facility, including positions that are filled and vacant positions, by facility.

(d) A detailed accounting of all vacant positions that are health-care-related.

(e) A detailed accounting of vacant positions that are being held open for temporarily nonactive employees.

(2) By March 1, the department shall report the following information:

(a) Number of employees that were engaged in remote work in 2022.

(b) Number of employees authorized to work remotely and the actual number of those working remotely in the current reporting period.

(c) Estimated net cost savings achieved by remote work.

(d) Reduced use of office space associated with remote work.

(3) As used in this section, "vacant position" means any position that has not been filled at any time during the past 12 calendar months.

Sec. 218. It is the intent of the legislature that the department maximize the efficiency of the state workforce, and, where possible, prioritize in-person work. The department must post its in-person, remote, or hybrid work policy on its website.

Sec. 219. If the state administrative board, acting under section 3 of 1921 PA 2, MCL 17.3, transfers funds from an amount appropriated under this article, the legislature may, by a


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Sec. 220. The department may charge fees and collect revenues in excess of appropriations in part 1 not to exceed the cost of offender services and programming, employee meals, parolee loans, academic/vocational services, custody escorts, compassionate visits, union steward activities, and public works programs and services provided to local units of government or private nonprofit organizations. The revenues and fees collected are appropriated for all expenses associated with these services and activities.

Sec. 221. The department shall receive and retain copies of all reports funded from appropriations in part 1. Federal and state guidelines for short-term and long-term retention of records shall be followed. The department may electronically retain copies of reports unless otherwise required by federal and state guidelines.

Sec. 222. The department shall report no later than April 1 on each specific policy change made to implement a public act affecting the department that took effect during the prior calendar year to the senate and house appropriations committees, to the joint committee on administrative rules, and to report recipients required in section 205 of this part.

Sec. 223. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall do the following:

(a) Report to the senate and house appropriations committees and to report recipients required in section 205 of this part any amounts of severance pay for a department director, deputy director, or other high-ranking department official not later than


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14 days after a severance agreement with the director or official is signed. The name of the director or official and the amount of severance pay must be included in the report required by this subdivision.

(b) Maintain an internet site that posts any severance pay in excess of 6 weeks of wages, regardless of the position held by the former department employee receiving severance pay.

(c) By February 1, report on the total amount of severance pay remitted to former department employees during the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022 and the total number of former department employees that were remitted severance pay during the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022.

(2) As used in this section, "severance pay" means compensation that is both payable or paid upon the termination of employment and in addition to either wages or benefits earned during the course of employment or generally applicable retirement benefits.

Sec. 224. (1) Any department, agency, board, commission, or public officer that receives funding under part 1 shall not:

(a) Require as a condition of accessing any facility or receiving services that an individual provide proof that he or she has received a COVID-19 vaccine except as provided by federal law or as a condition of receiving federal Medicare or Medicaid funding.

(b) Produce, develop, issue, or require a COVID-19 vaccine passport.

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(d) Require as a condition of employment that an employee or official provide proof that he or she has received a COVID-19 vaccine. This subdivision does not apply to any hospital, congregate care facility, or other medical facility or any hospital, congregate care facility, or other medical facility operated by a local subdivision that receives federal Medicare or Medicaid funding.

(2) A department, agency, board, commission, or public officer may not subject any individual to any negative employment consequence, retaliation, or retribution because of that individual's COVID-19 vaccine status.

(3) Subsection (1) does not prohibit any person, department, agency, board, commission, or public officer from transmitting proof of an individual's COVID-19 vaccine status to any person, company, or governmental entity, so long as the individual provides affirmative consent.

(4) If a department, agency, board, commission, subdivision, or official or public officer is required to establish a vaccine policy due to a federal mandate, it must provide exemptions to any COVID-19 vaccine policy to the following individuals:

(a) An individual for whom a physician certifies that a COVID-19 vaccine is or may be detrimental to the individual's health or is not appropriate.

(b) An individual who provides a written statement to the effect that the requirements of the COVID-19 vaccine policy cannot be met because of religious convictions or other consistently held objection to immunization.

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or an elected or appointed official of this state or a political subdivision of this state.

Sec. 225. Appropriations in part 1 shall, to the extent possible by the department, not be expended until all existing work project authorization available for the same purposes is exhausted.

Sec. 226. It is the intent of the legislature that the department establish and maintain a management-to-staff ratio of not more than 1 supervisor for each 8 employees at the department's central office in Lansing and at both the northern and southern region administration offices.

Sec. 227. The department shall provide the state court administrative office data sufficient to administer the swift and sure sanctions program.

 

DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT

Sec. 301. For 3 years after a felony offender is released from the department's jurisdiction, the department shall maintain the offender's file on the offender tracking information system and make it publicly accessible in the same manner as the file of the current offender. However, the department shall immediately remove the offender's file from the offender tracking information system upon determination that the offender was wrongfully convicted and the offender's file is not otherwise required to be maintained on the offender tracking information system.

Sec. 302. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall submit a report by March 1 on the department's staff retention strategies. The report must include, but not be limited to, the following:

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engagement, how to improve employee wellness, and how to offer additional training and professional development for employees, including metrics the department is using to measure success of employee wellness programming.

(b) Mechanisms by which the department receives employee feedback in areas under subdivision (a) and how the department considers suggestions made by employees.

(c) Steps the department has taken, and future plans and goals the department has for retention and improving employee wellness.

Sec. 303. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall submit a report by March 1 on the number of employee departures. The report must include the number of corrections officers that departed from employment at a state correctional facility in the immediately preceding fiscal year and the number of years they worked for the department. The report shall include a chart that shows the normal distribution of employee departures in these positions based on years of service. Years of service shall be grouped into the following ranges: 1 to 3 years, 3 to 5 years, 5 to 10 years, 10 to 15 years, 15 to 20 years, and 20 and more years. The department shall review all reasons for employee departures and summarize in the report the primary reasons for departure for each of the ranges of years of service based on the available responses. The report shall include a section that shows the distinction between recruits who are in-training at the academy that depart employment, recruits who are in-training at a facility that depart employment, and employees who have been on the job that depart employment.

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conjunction with the EPIC program for employees to submit suggestions for efficiencies for the department. The department shall consider each suggestion in a timely manner. By March 1, the department shall report on process improvements that were implemented based on suggestions that were recommended for implementation from the staff savings initiative and EPIC programs. An employee whose suggestion is implemented by the department shall receive noncompensatory recognition for their efforts.

Sec. 305. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for prosecutorial and detainer expenses, the department shall reimburse counties for housing and custody of parole violators and offenders being returned by the department from community placement who are available for return to institutional status and for prisoners who volunteer for placement in a county jail.

Sec. 306. The department shall provide fiduciary oversight of funds received under the local corrections officers training act, 2003 PA 125, MCL 791.531 to 791.546.

Sec. 307. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall issue a biannual report for all vendor contracts. The report shall cover service contracts with a value of $500,000.00 or more and include all of the following:

(a) The original start date and the current expiration date of each contract.

(b) The number, if any, of contract compliance monitoring site visits completed by the department for each vendor.

(c) The number and amount of fines, if any, for service-level agreement noncompliance for each vendor broken down by area of noncompliance.

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department shall ensure the prisoner telephone system provider establishes a new per-minute telephone charge effective October 1, 2022. The change in telephone rates must reflect the complete elimination of the telephone contract as a revenue source for the program and special equipment fund. The department shall negotiate the lowest per-minute rate while meeting its ongoing operational needs and should consider the progress in achieving this goal prior to any decision to extend the term of the contract. The department shall provide notice within 15 days of any change in the per-minute cost of telephone calls, including the reduction required under this section.

Sec. 309. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall provide for the training of all custody staff in effective and safe ways of handling prisoners with mental illness and referring prisoners to mental health treatment programs. Mental health awareness training shall be incorporated into the training of new custody staff.

Sec. 310. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall issue a report for all correctional facilities by January 1 setting forth the following information for each facility: its name, street address, and date of construction; its current maintenance costs; any maintenance planned; its current utility costs; its expected future capital improvement costs; the current unspent balance of any authorized capital outlay projects, including the original authorized amount; and its expected future useful life.

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the department. The report shall be submitted by March 1 and shall contain updates on relevant strategic plan objectives, as well as key statistics and information about the department's efforts to decrease the overall recidivism rate and promote offender success by ensuring readiness to reenter society.

(2) Reports and studies related to the effectiveness of departmental programming created as part of a strategic plan objective shall be provided within 30 days of being received by or completed by the department.

Sec. 312. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall provide a report on the Michigan state industries program by December 1. The report shall include, but not be limited to, the locations of the programs, the total number of participants at each location, a description of job duties and typical inmate schedules, the products that are produced, and how the program provides marketable skills that lead to employable outcomes after release from a department facility.

Sec. 313. (1) Funds appropriated in part 1 for employee wellness programming shall be used for post-traumatic stress outreach, treating mental health issues, peer support programs, and providing mental health programming for all department staff, including former employees.

(2) By December 15, the department shall submit a report on programs the department has established, the level of employee involvement, and expenditures made by the department for employee wellness programming.

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costs. The department shall submit quarterly reports on new employee schools. The reports must include the following information for the immediately preceding fiscal quarter, and as much of the information as possible for the current and next fiscal year.

(a) The number of new employee schools that took place and the location of each.

(b) The number of recruits that started in each employee school.

(c) The number of recruits that graduated from each employee school and continued employment with the department.

(2) The report must outline the department's strategy to achieve a 5% or lower target corrections officer vacancy rate, must include reasons for not meeting the rate, and must explain challenges facing the department when trying to meet the rate.

Sec. 315. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall submit a quarterly report on the number of overtime hours worked by all custody staff, by facility. The report shall include for each facility, the number of mandatory overtime hours worked, the number of voluntary overtime hours worked, the reasons for overtime hours worked, and the average number of overtime hours worked by active employees.

Sec. 316. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department may establish agreements and exchange offender data with local, state, and federal agencies, law enforcement, community service and treatment providers, and research partners in order to improve offender success, reduce recidivism risk, and enhance public safety. This data sharing may include, but is not limited to, efforts to support the following:


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(a) Providing continuing access to behavioral health, physical health, and medication needs through community-based providers.

(b) Establishing assistance program eligibility and participation.

(c) Collaborating with community service providers for continued care and access to services for offenders.

(d) Providing ongoing cognitive and behavioral treatment programming in the community.

(e) Providing substance abuse testing and referrals for counseling services and treatment.

(f) Providing vocational skill training, job placement support, and monitoring employment attainment.

(g) Determining educational attainment and needs.

(h) Establishing accurate offender identification, criminal histories, and monitoring new criminal activity.

(i) Measuring and evaluating treatment programs and services in support of evidence-based practices.

Sec. 317. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall submit a status report on the corrections officer training academy on January 30 and June 30 to the joint capital outlay subcommittee and to recipients required in section 205 of this part. The report shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(a) History of appropriations for the project, including appropriations made specifically for the project and appropriations made from other operating line items to support project expenditures.

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fund source, fiscal year, and phase of the project, starting with initial expenditures.

(d) Any other information the department considers necessary.

Sec. 318. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall submit a report by April 1 on changes to existing programs that offer professional development and training opportunities for all levels of custody supervisors and first line managers. The report must include an overview of any changes to existing departmental programs, as well as a review of programs available in other organizations and states that serve similar purposes that may be adopted in part or in full to enhance departmental training.

Sec. 319. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall submit 3-year and 5-year prison population projection updates concurrent with submission of the executive budget recommendation, including explanations of the methodology and assumptions used in developing the projection updates.

Sec. 320. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall place the statistical report from the immediately preceding calendar year on an internet site by June 30. The statistical report shall include, but not be limited to, the information as provided in the 2004 statistical report.

Sec. 321. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall measure the reincarceration recidivism rates of offenders based on available data.

Sec. 322. (1) The department shall administer a county jail reimbursement program from the funds appropriated in part 1 for the purpose of reimbursing counties for housing in jails certain felons who otherwise would have been sentenced to prison.


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(2) The county jail reimbursement program shall reimburse counties for convicted felons in the custody of the sheriff if the conviction was for a crime committed on or after January 1, 1999 and 1 of the following applies:

(a) The felon's sentencing guidelines recommended range upper limit is more than 18 months, the felon's sentencing guidelines recommended range lower limit is 12 months or less, the felon's prior record variable score is 35 or more points, and the felon's sentence is not for commission of a crime in crime class G or crime class H or a nonperson crime in crime class F under chapter XVII of the code of criminal procedure, 1927 PA 175, MCL 777.1 to 777.69.

(b) The felon's minimum sentencing guidelines range minimum is more than 12 months under the sentencing guidelines described in subdivision (a).

(c) The felon was sentenced to jail for a felony committed while the felon was on parole and under the jurisdiction of the parole board and for which the sentencing guidelines recommended range for the minimum sentence has an upper limit of more than 18 months.

(3) State reimbursement under this section shall be $65.00 per diem per diverted offender for offenders with a presumptive prison guideline score, $55.00 per diem per diverted offender for offenders with a straddle cell guideline for a group 1 crime, and $40.00 per diem per diverted offender for offenders with a straddle cell guideline for a group 2 crime. Reimbursements shall be paid for sentences up to a 1-year total.

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burglary, criminal sexual conduct, homicide or resulting in death, other sex offenses, robbery, and weapon possession as determined by the department based on specific crimes for which counties received reimbursement under the county jail reimbursement program in fiscal year 2007 and fiscal year 2008, and listed in the county jail reimbursement program document titled "FY 2007 and FY 2008 Group One Crimes Reimbursed", dated March 31, 2009.

(b) "Group 2 crime" means a crime that is not a group 1 crime, including larceny, fraud, forgery, embezzlement, motor vehicle, malicious destruction of property, controlled substance offense, felony drunk driving, and other nonassaultive offenses.

(c) "In the custody of the sheriff" means that the convicted felon has been sentenced to the county jail and is either housed in a county jail, is in custody but is being housed at a hospital or medical facility for a medical or mental health purpose, or has been released from jail and is being monitored through the use of the sheriff's electronic monitoring system.

(5) County jail reimbursement program expenditures shall not exceed the amount appropriated in part 1 for the county jail reimbursement program. Payments to counties under the county jail reimbursement program shall be made in the order in which properly documented requests for reimbursements are received. A request shall be considered to be properly documented if it meets departmental requirements for documentation. By October 15, the department shall distribute the documentation requirements to all counties.

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the funding, report by September 30 an annual average jail capacity and annual average jail occupancy for the immediately preceding fiscal year.

(7) Not later than February 1, the department shall report all of the following information:

(a) The number of inmates sentenced to the custody of the sheriff and eligible for the county jail reimbursement program.

(b) The total amount paid to counties under the county jail reimbursement program.

(c) The total number of days inmates were in the custody of the sheriff and eligible for the county jail reimbursement program.

(d) The number of inmates sentenced to the custody of the sheriff under each of the 3 categories: presumptive prison, group 1 crime, and group 2 crime in subsection (3).

(e) The total amount paid to counties under each of the 3 categories: presumptive prison, group 1 crime, and group 2 crime in subsection (3).

(f) The total number of days inmates were in the custody of the sheriff under each of the 3 categories: presumptive prison, group 1 crime, and group 2 crime in subsection (3).

(g) The estimated cost of housing inmates sentenced to the custody of the sheriff and eligible for the county jail reimbursement program as inmates of a state prison.

Sec. 323. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall provide monthly email reports on prisoner populations by security levels by facility, prison facility capacities, and parolee and probationer populations.

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jails, the net operating capacity according to the most recent certification report, identified by date, the number of beds in currently closed housing units by facility, and end-of-month data, year-to-date data, and comparisons to the prior year for the following:

(a) Community residential program populations, separated by centers and electronic monitoring.

(b) Parole populations.

(c) Probation populations, with identification of the number in special alternative incarceration.

(d) Prison and camp populations, with separate identification of the number in special alternative incarceration and the number of lifers.

(e) Prisoners classified as past their earliest release date.

(f) Parole board activity, including the numbers and percentages of parole grants and parole denials.

(g) Prisoner exits, identifying transfers to community placement, paroles from prisons and camps, paroles from community placement, total movements to parole, prison intake, prisoner deaths, prisoners discharging on the maximum sentence, and other prisoner exits.

(h) Prison intake and returns, including probation violators, new court commitments, violators with new sentences, escaper new sentences, total prison intake, returns from court with additional sentences, community placement returns, technical parole violator returns, and total returns to prison and camp.

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Sec. 324. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for new custody staff training, the department shall target training at hiring a minimum of 800 corrections officers to address higher than normal attrition of correction officers and to decrease overtime costs.

 

OFFENDER SUCCESS ADMINISTRATION

Sec. 401. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall provide a report on offender success expenditures and allocations. At a minimum, the report shall include all the following and be submitted by March 1:

(a) Details on prior-year expenditures, including amounts spent on each project funded, itemized by service provided and service provider.

(b) Allocations and planned expenditures for each project funded and for each project to be funded, itemized by service to be provided and service provider.

(2) The department may accept cash or in-kind donations to supplement funds for prison education training, supplies, and materials necessary to complete the academic and jobs skills related programs. All funds received are appropriated and may be expended by the department.

Sec. 402. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall partner with nonprofit faith-based, business and professional, civic, and community organizations for the purpose of providing offender success services. Offender success services include, but are not limited to, counseling, providing information on housing and job placement, and money management assistance.


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Sec. 403. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for offender success services, the department, when reasonably possible, shall ensure that inmates have potential employer matches in the communities to which they will return prior to each inmate's initial parole hearing.

Sec. 404. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall design services for offender success and vocational education programs, collaborating with the department of labor and economic opportunity and local entities to the extent deemed necessary by the director. The department shall ensure the program provides relevant professional development opportunities to prisoners who are high quality, demand driven, locally receptive, and responsive to the needs of communities where the prisoners are expected to reside after their release from correctional facilities.

(2) By March 1, the department shall provide a report detailing the results of the workforce development program.

Sec. 405. (1) Funds awarded for residential probation diversions in part 1 shall provide for a per diem reimbursement of not more than $65.00.

(2) Pursuant to an approved comprehensive plan, allowable uses of community corrections comprehensive plans and services funds shall include reimbursing counties for transportation, treatment costs, and housing drunk drivers during a period of assessment for treatment and case planning. Reimbursements for housing during the assessment process shall be at the rate of $43.50 per day per offender, up to a maximum of 5 days per offender.

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and counties consolidated for community corrections comprehensive plans:

(a) Approved technical assistance grants and community corrections comprehensive plans including each program and level of funding, the utilization level of each program, and profile information of enrolled offenders.

(b) If federal funds are made available, the number of participants funded, the number served, the number successfully completing the program, and a summary of the program activity.

(c) Status of the community corrections information system and the jail population information system.

(d) Data on residential services, including participant data, participant sentencing guideline scores, program expenditures, average length of stay, and bed utilization data.

(e) Offender disposition data by sentencing guideline range, by disposition type, by prior record variable score, by number and percent statewide and by county, current year, and comparisons to the previous 3 years.

(f) Data on the use of funding made available under the drunk driver jail reduction and community treatment program.

(2) The report required under subsection (1) shall include the total funding allocated, program expenditures, required program data, and year-to-date totals.

Sec. 407. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for public safety initiative, the law enforcement agency receiving funding under part 1 shall submit quarterly expenditure reports including a detailed listing of expenditures made, the purpose for which the expenditures were made, the amounts of expenditures by purpose, specific services provided, and the number of individuals served.


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The reports must be submitted to the senate and house of representatives appropriations subcommittees on corrections, the senate and house fiscal agencies, the department of corrections, and the state budget office.

(2) If the law enforcement agency receiving funding under part 1 does not submit all quarterly reports for fiscal year 2022 by September 30, 2022, the law enforcement agency shall not receive any funding appropriated in part 1 until all reports are submitted.

(3) If requested by the senate and house of representatives appropriations subcommittees on corrections, the law enforcement agency receiving funding under part 1 shall appear before the subcommittees to discuss the expenditure report required under subsection (1). The subcommittees will work with the law enforcement agency to determine when the meeting will occur.

Sec. 408. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall establish and maintain policies and procedures that assist prisoners with obtaining a birth certificate, duplicate Social Security card, if eligible, DD Form 214 or other military documentation, state identification card, and operator's license prior to parole or discharge.

Sec. 409. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for offender success administration, the department shall collaborate with the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association for job placement for individuals on probation and parole.

Sec. 410. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for the enhanced food technology program, the department shall maintain an enhanced food technology program that provides on-the-job training in prison kitchens that will lead to prisoners earning food service training credentials recognized by the restaurant industry.


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Sec. 411. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for offender success programming, the department shall establish medication-assisted treatment offender success pilot programs to provide prerelease treatment and postrelease referral for opioid addicted offenders, as well as alcohol-addicted offenders who voluntarily participate in the medication-assisted treatment offender success pilot programs. The department shall collaborate with residential and nonresidential substance abuse treatment providers and with community-based clinics to provide postrelease assessment and treatment. The programs shall employ a multifaceted approach to treatment, including various forms of medication-assisted treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of opioid use disorder or alcohol use disorder, counseling, and postrelease referral to community-based providers. The department shall consider the use of long-acting injectable formulations, when clinically appropriate, of FDA-approved medication-assisted treatment for alcohol and opioid use disorder when developing an offender's release plan.

(2) The department shall submit a report by December 1 on the number of offenders who received an injectable treatment for alcohol use disorder and the number that received an injectable treatment for opioid use disorder prior to release, the number of offenders that subsequently received treatment in the community for a duration of at least 3 months, and the number of offenders who received injections and were subsequently returned to prison during the prior fiscal year.

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able and willing to treat the inmate upon parole or discharge. The department shall ensure that the provider is informed of the inmate's current treatment plan including any medications that are currently prescribed to the inmate.

Sec. 413. (1) Funds appropriated in part 1 for Goodwill Flip the Script shall be distributed to a Michigan-chartered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation operating in a county with greater than 1,500,000 people for administration and expansion of a program that serves a population of individuals aged 16 to 39. The program shall target those who are entering the criminal justice system for the first or second time and shall assist those individuals through the following program types:

(a) Alternative sentencing programs in partnership with a local district or circuit court.

(b) Educational recovery for special adult populations with high rates of illiteracy.

(c) Career development and continuing education for women.

(2) The program selected shall report by March 30 on program performance measurements, the number of individuals diverted from incarceration, the number of individuals served, and outcomes of participants who complete the program.

Sec. 414. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall report by March 1 on academic and vocational programs, including, but not limited to, all of the following:

(a) The number of instructors and the number of instructor vacancies, by program and facility.

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reenrolled, and the reason for not completing the program, the number of prisoners transferred to another facility while enrolled in a program and not subsequently reenrolled, the number of prisoners enrolled who are repeating the program, and the number of prisoners on waiting lists for each program, all itemized by facility.

(c) The steps the department has undertaken to improve programs, track records, accommodate transfers and prisoners with health care needs, and reduce waiting lists.

(d) The number of prisoners paroled without a high school diploma and the number of prisoners paroled without a high school equivalency.

(e) An explanation of the value and purpose of each program, for example, to improve employability, reduce recidivism, reduce prisoner idleness, or some combination of these and other factors.

(f) An identification of program outcomes for each academic and vocational program.

(g) The number of prisoners not paroled at their earliest release date due to lack of a high school equivalency and the reason those prisoners have not obtained a high school equivalency.

Sec. 415. From the funds appropriated in part 1, priority may be given to funding reentry or rehabilitation programs that have been demonstrated to reduce prison violence and recidivism, including faith-based initiatives.

 

FIELD OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATION

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(2) Of the funds appropriated in part 1 for criminal justice reinvestment, at least $600,000.00 shall be allocated to an organization that has received a United States Department of Labor training to work 2-adult reentry grant to provide county jail inmates with programming and services to prepare them to get and keep jobs. Examples of eligible programs and services include, but are not limited to: adult education, tutoring, manufacturing skills training, participation in a simulated work environment, mentoring, cognitive therapy groups, life skills classes, substance abuse recovery groups, fatherhood programs, classes in understanding the legal system, family literacy, health and wellness, finance management, employer presentations, and classes on job retention. Programming and support services should begin before release and continue after release from the county jail. To be eligible for funding, an organization must show at least 2 years' worth of data that demonstrate program success.

(3) The department shall report on programs described under this section by March 30. The report shall include the reincarceration recidivism rate of program participants, the employment rate of participants who complete the program, and the cost of the program per participant.

Sec. 502. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall prepare individual reports by March 1 for the residential reentry program, the electronic monitoring program, and the special alternative to incarceration program. Each program's report shall include information on all of the following:

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placement. For technical rule violators, the report shall sort offenders by length of time since release from prison, by the most recent violation, and by the number of violations occurring since release from prison.

(b) Monthly participant unsuccessful terminations, including cause.

(c) Number of successful terminations.

(d) End month population by facility/program.

(e) Average length of placement.

(f) Return to prison statistics.

(g) Description of each program location or locations, capacity, and staffing.

(h) Sentencing guideline scores and actual sentence statistics for participants, if applicable.

(i) Comparison with prior year statistics.

(j) Analysis of the impact on prison admissions and jail utilization and the cost effectiveness of the program.

Sec. 503. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall review and revise as necessary policy proposals that provide alternatives to prison for offenders being sentenced to prison as a result of technical probation violations and technical parole violations. To the extent the department has insufficient policies or resources to affect the continued increase in prison commitments among these offender populations, the department shall explore other policy options to allow for program alternatives, including department or OCC-funded programs, local level programs, and programs available through private agencies that may be used as prison alternatives for these offenders.

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number of all parolees returned to prison and probationers sentenced to prison for either a technical violation or new sentence during the preceding fiscal year. The report shall include the following information for probationers, for parolees after their first parole, and for parolees who have been paroled more than once:

(a) The numbers of parole and probation violators returned to or sent to prison for a new crime with a comparison of original versus new offenses by major offense type: assaultive, nonassaultive, drug, and sex.

(b) The numbers of parole and probation violators returned to or sent to prison for a technical violation and the type of violation, including, but not limited to, zero gun tolerance and substance abuse violations. For parole technical rule violators, the report shall list violations by type, by length of time since release from prison, by the most recent violation, and by the number of violations occurring since release from prison.

(c) The educational history of those offenders, including how many had a high school equivalency or high school diploma prior to incarceration in prison, how many received a high school equivalency while in prison, and how many received a vocational certificate while in prison.

(d) The number of offenders who participated in the reentry program versus the number of those who did not.

(e) The unduplicated number of offenders who participated in substance abuse treatment programs, mental health treatment programs, or both, while in prison, itemized by diagnosis.

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who have received life imprisonment sentences with the possibility of parole and who are currently eligible for parole by April 30.

Sec. 505. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for the residential alternative to prison program, the department shall provide vocational, educational, and cognitive programming in a secure environment to enhance existing alternative sentencing options, increase employment readiness and successful placement rates, and reduce new criminal behavior for the west Michigan probation violator population. The department shall measure and set the following metric goals:

(a) 85% of participants successfully complete the program.

(b) Of the participants that complete the program, 75% will earn a nationally recognized credential for career and vocational programs.

(c) Of the participants that complete the program, 100% will earn a certificate of completion for cognitive programming.

(d) The prison commitment rate for probation violators will be reduced by 5% within the impacted geographical area after the first year of program operation.

Sec. 506. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall issue quarterly reports for the previous 4 quarters detailing outcomes of prisoners who have been reviewed for parole. The report shall include all of the following:

(a) How many prisoners in each quarter were reviewed.

(b) How many prisoners were granted parole.

(c) How many prisoners were denied parole.

(d) How many parole decisions were deferred.

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interviewed for the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, or more than sixth time.

(f) The number of paroles granted, denied, or deferred for each of the parole guideline scores of low, average, and high.

(g) The reason for denying or deferring parole.

 

HEALTH CARE

Sec. 601. By April 1, the department shall provide reports on the following:

(a) Physical and mental health care, pharmaceutical services, and durable medical equipment for prisoners. Reports must detail current and prior fiscal year expenditures itemized by vendor, allocations, status of payments from contractors to vendors, and projected year-end expenditures from accounts. Reports must include a breakdown of all payments to the integrated care provider and to other providers itemized by physical health care, mental health care, pharmaceutical services, and durable medical equipment expenditures.

(b) Pharmaceutical prescribing practices, including a detailed accounting of expenditures on antipsychotic medications, and any changes that have been made to the prescription drug formularies.

(c) A status report on efforts to develop measurable data and outcomes for physical and mental health care within the prisoner population.

Sec. 602. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall assure that all prisoners, upon any health care treatment funded from appropriations in part 1, are given the opportunity to sign a release of information form designating a family member or other individual to whom the department shall


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release records information regarding a prisoner. A release of information form signed by a prisoner shall remain in effect for 1 year, and the prisoner may elect to withdraw or amend the release form at any time.

(2) The department shall assure that any such signed release forms follow a prisoner upon transfer to another department facility or to the supervision of a parole officer.

(3) The form shall be placed online, on a public website managed by the department.

Sec. 603. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall provide a report by April 1 on prisoner health care utilization that includes the number of inpatient hospital days, outpatient visits, emergency room visits, and prisoners receiving off-site inpatient medical care in the fiscal year, by facility.

Sec. 604. (1) Funds appropriated in part 1 for Hepatitis C treatment shall be used only to purchase specialty medication for Hepatitis C treatment in the prison population. In addition to the above appropriation, any rebates received from the medications used shall be used only to purchase specialty medication for Hepatitis C treatment. By February 15, the department shall issue a report for the prior fiscal year showing the total amount spent on specialty medication for the treatment of Hepatitis C, the number of prisoners who were treated, the amount of any rebates that were received from the purchase of specialty medication, and what outstanding rebates are expected to be received.

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report must also include the number of those treated and released and then retreated upon reincarceration.

Sec. 605. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall provide the department of health and human services with a monthly list of prisoners newly committed to the department of corrections. The department and the department of health and human services shall enter into an interagency agreement under which the department of health and human services provides the department of corrections with monthly lists of newly committed prisoners who are eligible for Medicaid benefits in order to maintain the process by which Medicaid benefits are suspended rather than terminated. The department shall assist prisoners who may be eligible for Medicaid benefits after release from prison with the Medicaid enrollment process prior to release from prison.

(2) The department shall provide quarterly updates on the utilization of Medicaid benefits for prisoners.

Sec. 606. By March 1, the department shall report on the number of prisoners who received medication assisted therapies, the length of time on therapies, and the number of prisoners who have discontinued treatment while incarcerated.

 

CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES AND ADMINISTRATION

Sec. 701. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall report on the department's plans to eliminate programming for prisoners. The report shall be provided at least 30 days prior to program elimination.

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Sec. 702. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for prison food service, the department shall report by January 15 on the following:

(a) Average per-meal cost for prisoner food service. Per-meal cost shall include all costs directly related to the provision of food for the prisoner population, and shall include, but not be limited to, actual food costs, total compensation for all food service workers, including benefits and legacy costs, and inspection and compliance costs for food service.

(b) Food service-related contracts, including goods or services to be provided and the vendor.

(c) Major sanitation violations.

Sec. 703. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall calculate the cost per prisoner per day for each security custody level. This calculation shall include all actual direct and indirect costs for the previous fiscal year. To calculate the cost per prisoner per day, the department shall divide the prisoner-related costs by the total number of prisoner days for each custody level and correctional facility. For multilevel facilities, costs that cannot be accurately allocated to each custody level can be included in the calculation on a per-prisoner basis for each facility. A report summarizing these calculations shall be submitted not later than January 15. Prisoner-related costs included in the cost per prisoner per day calculation shall include all expenditures for the following, from all fund sources:

(a) New custody staff training.

(b) Prison industries operations.

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(d) Enhanced food technology program.

(e) Offender success programming.

(f) Central records.

(g) Correctional facilities administration.

(h) Housing inmates in federal institutions.

(i) Inmate legal services.

(j) Leased beds and alternatives to leased beds.

(k) Prison food service.

(l) Prison store operations.

(m) Transportation.

(n) Health care.

(o) Correctional facilities.

(p) Northern and southern region administration and support.

Sec. 704. Any local unit of government or private nonprofit organization that contracts with the department for public works services shall be responsible for financing the entire cost of such an agreement.

Sec. 705. The department shall allow the Michigan Braille transcribing fund program to operate at designated locations. The department shall continue to encourage the Michigan Braille transcribing fund program to produce high-quality materials for use by the visually impaired.

Sec. 706. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall report as follows:

(a) Within 72 hours of occurrence, any critical incident occurring at a correctional facility.

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(2) As used in this section, "critical incident" includes a prisoner assault on staff that results in a serious physical injury to staff, an escape or attempted escape, a prisoner disturbance that causes facility operation concerns, and an unexpected death of a prisoner.

Sec. 707. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall report by March 1 on the ratio of correctional officers to prisoners for each correctional institution, the ratio of shift command staff to line custody staff, and the ratio of noncustody institutional staff to prisoners for each correctional facility.

Sec. 708. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall focus on providing required programming to prisoners who are past their earliest release date because of not having received the required programming. Programming includes, but is not limited to, violence prevention programming, assaultive offender programming, sexual offender programming, substance abuse treatment programming, thinking for a change programming, and any other programming that is required as a condition of parole.

(2) It is the intent of the legislature that any prisoner required to complete a violence prevention program, sexual offender program, or other program as a condition of parole shall be placed on a waiting list for the appropriate programming upon entrance to prison and transferred to a facility where that program is available in order to accomplish timely completion of that program prior to the expiration of his or her minimum sentence and eligibility for parole. To the extent feasible, the department shall consistently provide prisoner programming with the goal of having prisoners complete recommended cognitive programming as


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early as possible during the prisoner's sentence to impact the prisoner's behavior while incarcerated. Nothing in this section should be deemed to make parole denial appealable in court.

(3) The department shall submit a quarterly report detailing enrollment in sex offender programming, assaultive offender programming, violent offender programming, and thinking for a change programming. At a minimum, the report shall include the following:

(a) A full accounting, from the date of entrance to prison, of the number of individuals who are required to complete the programming, but have not yet done so.

(b) The number of individuals who have reached their earliest release date, but who have not completed required programming.

(c) A plan of action for addressing any waiting lists or backlogs for programming that may exist.

Sec. 709. If a female prisoner in a facility funded from appropriations in part 1 consents to a visitor being present, the department shall allow that 1 person to be present during the prisoner's labor and delivery. The person allowed to accompany the prisoner must be an immediate family member, legal guardian, spouse, or domestic partner. The department is authorized to deny access to a visitor if the department has a safety concern with that visitor's access. The department is authorized to conduct a criminal background check on a visitor.

Sec. 710. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall evaluate all prisoners at intake for substance abuse disorders, serious developmental disorders, serious mental illness, and other mental health disorders. Prisoners with serious mental illness or serious developmental disorders shall not be


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removed from the general population as a punitive response to behavior caused by their serious mental illness or serious developmental disorder. Due to persistent high violence risk or severe disruptive behavior that is unresponsive to treatment, prisoners with serious mental illness or serious developmental disorders may be placed in secure residential housing programs that will facilitate access to institutional programming and ongoing mental health services funded from appropriations in part 1. A prisoner with serious mental illness or serious developmental disorder who is confined in these specialized housing programs shall be evaluated or monitored by a medical professional at a frequency of not less than every 12 hours.

Sec. 711. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall report by March 1 on the annual number of prisoners during the prior fiscal year in administrative segregation and, of those, the number who at any time during the current or prior prison term were diagnosed with serious mental illness or have a developmental disorder and the number of days each of the prisoners with serious mental illness or a developmental disorder have been confined to administrative segregation.

Sec. 712. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall do all of the following:

(a) Ensure that any inmate care and control staff in contact with prisoners less than 18 years of age are adequately trained with regard to the developmental and mental health needs of prisoners less than 18 years of age. By April 1, the department shall report on the training curriculum used and the number and types of staff receiving annual training under that curriculum.


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(b) Provide appropriate placement for prisoners less than 18 years of age who have serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, or a serious developmental disorder and need to be housed separately from the general population. Prisoners less than 18 years of age who have serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, or a serious developmental disorder shall not be removed from an existing placement as a punitive response to behavior caused by their serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, or a serious developmental disorder. Due to persistent high violence risk or severe disruptive behavior that is unresponsive to treatment, prisoners less than 18 years of age with serious emotional disturbance, serious mental illness, or serious developmental disorders may be placed in secure residential housing programs that will facilitate access to institutional programming and ongoing mental health services. A prisoner less than 18 years of age with serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, or a serious developmental disorder who is confined in these specialized housing programs shall be evaluated or monitored by a medical professional at a frequency of not less than every 12 hours.

(c) Implement a specialized offender success program that recognizes the needs of prisoners less than 18 years old for supervised offender success.

Sec. 713. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall submit a report by April 1 on the number of youth in prison. The report shall include, but not be limited to, the following information:

(a) The total number of inmates under age 18 who are not on Holmes youthful trainee act status.


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(b) The total number of inmates under age 18 who are on Holmes youthful trainee act status.

(c) The total number of inmates aged 18 to 23 who are on Holmes youthful trainee act status.

Sec. 714. (1) Any lease, rental, contract, or other legal agreement that includes a provision allowing a private person or entity to use state-owned facilities or other property to conduct a for-profit business enterprise shall require the lessee to pay fair market value for the use of the state-owned property.

(2) The lease, rental, contract, or other legal agreement shall also require the party using the property to make a payment in lieu of taxes to the local jurisdictions that would otherwise receive property tax revenue, as if the property were not owned by the state.

Sec. 715. The department shall ensure that any contract, funded from appropriations in part 1, with a public or private party to operate a facility to house state prisoners includes a provision to allow access by both the office of the legislative auditor general and the office of the legislative corrections ombudsman to the facility and to appropriate records and documents related to the operation of the facility. These access rights for both offices shall be the same for the contracted facility as for a general state-operated correctional facility.

Sec. 716. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall submit a report by May 1 on the actual and projected savings achieved by closing correctional facilities. Savings amounts shall be itemized by facility. Information required by this section shall start with the closure of the Pugsley Correctional Facility, which closed in September of 2016, and shall


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continue for each facility closed thereafter.

Sec. 717. When the department is planning to close a correctional facility, the department shall fully consider the potential economic impact of the prison closure on the community where the facility is located. The department, when weighing all factors related to the closure of a facility, shall also consider the impact on the local community where the facility to be closed is located.

Sec. 718. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall report on the department's plans to close, consolidate, or relocate any correctional facility in the state. The report shall be provided at least 30 days prior to effective date of closure, consolidation, or relocation.

Sec. 719. The department shall consult with the legislature and other appropriate state agencies to develop a framework to provide investment in communities that have formerly operational state correctional facilities that have been closed. This framework shall include plans to ensure that vacant state correctional facilities do not become a nuisance or danger to the community.

Sec. 720. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall make an information packet for the families of incoming prisoners available on the department's website. The information packet shall be reviewed by February 1 and updated as necessary. The packet shall provide information on topics including, but not limited to: how to put money into prisoner accounts, how to make telephone calls or create Jpay email accounts, how to visit in person, proper procedures for filing complaints or grievances, the rights of prisoners to physical and mental health care, how to utilize the offender tracking


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information system (OTIS), truth-in-sentencing and how it applies to minimum sentences, the parole process, and guidance on the importance of the role of families in the reentry process. The department may partner with external advocacy groups and actual families of prisoners in the packet-writing process to ensure that the information is useful and complete.

Sec. 721. The department may accept in-kind services and equipment donations to facilitate the addition of a cable network that provides programming that will address the religious needs of incarcerated individuals. This network may be a cable television network that presently reaches the majority of households in the United States. A bilingual channel affiliated with this network may also be added to department programming to assist the religious needs of Spanish-speaking inmates. The addition of these channels shall be at no additional cost to this state.

 

ONE-TIME APPROPRIATIONS

Sec. 801. (1) Funds appropriated in part 1 for Chance for Life shall be used to contract with an organization that provides prison-based rehabilitation programming, including educational, life skills, and behavioral modification programs. The organization shall enter into a performance-based contract with the department that allows for payment based on the number of prisoners and parolees served according to the agreed upon program rules, as well as program outcomes.

(2) The objective of programming shall be to offer a progressive transformational program to individuals while they are in prison in an effort to prepare them for a successful transition back into the community. The department shall select an


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organization that meets all of the following to provide the programming under this section:

(a) Has the purpose to increase community safety by reducing recidivism through providing evidence-based mentoring, employment soft skills training, job placement assistance, critical thinking skills, mediation, and conflict resolution training.

(b) Has experience offering programs to male and female prison populations in correctional facilities in this state.

(c) Has experience with and offers programming that includes the family in the reentry process using the family group decision-making for reintegration model, which focuses on 7 factors as a basis for successful family reintegration.

(d) Has experience with and offers programming that utilizes techniques to address post-prison adjustment disorders.

(3) The unexpended funds appropriated in part 1 for Chance for Life are designated as a work project appropriation. Any unencumbered or unallotted funds shall not lapse at the end of the fiscal year and shall be available for expenditure until the project has been completed. The following is in compliance with section 451a(1) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1451a:

(a) The purpose of the project is to contract with an organization that provides prison-based rehabilitation programming, including educational, life skills, and behavioral modification programs.

(b) The project will be accomplished by utilizing state employees or contracts.

(c) The estimated cost of the project is $500,000.00.

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Sec. 802. (1) Funds appropriated in part 1 for COVID-19 suspended intake payments shall be used by the department to reimburse counties for housing in jails felons who are temporarily being held in jail due to the closure of intake by the department. For a county to be eligible to receive reimbursement payments, the felon must be sentenced to a term of imprisonment with the department, but the department has declined to receive the felon at intake because the department has closed intake to all counties as part of its COVID-19 control plan. The county shall not be eligible for reimbursement under this section if the department has declined to receive the prisoner at intake from that specific county because the county lacks appropriate COVID-19 safeguards or is experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak within its jail operations. A county shall not receive reimbursement payments under the county jail reimbursement program for the prisoners and days reimbursed under this section.

(2) The per diem reimbursement rate shall be $80.00 per day. The aggregate reimbursements made under this section shall not exceed $1,000,000.00.

(3) Reimbursement payments to counties under this section shall be made in the order in which properly documented requests for reimbursements are received. A request shall be considered to be properly documented if it meets department of corrections requirements for documentation.

Sec. 803. Funds appropriated in part 1 for improvements to staff areas in correctional facilities shall be used by the department to make upgrades to staff common areas, including staff break rooms, staff restrooms, and staff exercise rooms. Upgrades may include, but are not limited to, replacement of flooring,


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Sec. 804. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall continue a program to provide care management to parolees postrelease, which may include the development of a prerelease mental health discharge plan for parolees in prosperity region 8.

(2) The program under subsection (1) must continue for at least 1 year with the goal of serving a minimum of 75 parolees. The program must include, but is not limited to, case management and assessments, registration and use by community providers, the tracking of interactions between the care team members and parolees, and the ability for parolees to provide feedback.

Sec. 805. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for gender reassignment legal defense, $100,000.00 must be used by the department for legal defense related to the prohibition on using state funding for gender reassignment surgeries or therapies while individuals are under the jurisdiction of the department of corrections.

ARTICLE 3

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

part 1

line-item appropriations

Sec. 101. There is appropriated for the department of education for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023, from the following funds:

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

 

 

APPROPRIATION SUMMARY

 

 

 

Full-time equated unclassified positions

6.0

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

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420,581,000

Interdepartmental grant revenues:

 

 

 

Total interdepartmental grants and intradepartmental transfers

 

 

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ADJUSTED GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

420,581,000

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Total federal revenues

 

 

302,950,800

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Total local revenues

 

 

5,878,600

Total private revenues

 

 

2,240,400

Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

9,919,700

State general fund/general purpose

 

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99,591,500

Sec. 102. STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION/OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

 

 

 

Full-time equated unclassified positions

6.0

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

11.0

 

 

Unclassified salaries--FTE positions

6.0

$

1,078,900

Education commission of the states

 

 

120,800

State board of education, per diem payments

 

 

24,400

State board/superintendent operations--FTEs

11.0

 

2,483,700

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

3,707,800

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Federal revenues

 

 

296,700

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Private foundations

 

 

28,100

Certification fees

 

 

820,600

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Full-time equated classified positions

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Central support operations--FTEs

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Federal and private grants

 

 

3,000,000

Grant and contract operations--FTEs

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2,786,200

Property management

 

 

3,755,900

Terminal leave payments

 

 

353,300

Training and orientation workshops

 

 

150,000

Worker's compensation

 

 

33,900

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

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16,240,700

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Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Federal indirect revenues

 

 

3,002,500

Federal revenues

 

 

6,270,900

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Private foundations

 

 

1,000,000

Certification fees

 

 

592,100

Teacher testing fees

 

 

4,700

Training and orientation workshop fees

 

 

150,000

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

5,220,500

Sec. 104. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 

 

 

Information technology services and projects

 

$

4,938,300

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

4,938,300

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Federal indirect revenues

 

 

1,951,000

Federal revenues

 

 

640,200


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Sec. 105. SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

47.0

 

 

Special education operations--FTEs

47.0

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9,431,900

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

9,431,900

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Federal revenues

 

 

8,837,800

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Private foundations

 

 

111,300

Certification fees

 

 

47,500

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$

435,300

Sec. 106. MICHIGAN SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

82.0

 

 

ASL literacy resource

 

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1,000,000

Camp Tuhsmeheta--FTE

1.0

 

501,000

Low incidence outreach program

 

 

1,000,000

Michigan schools for the deaf and blind operations--FTEs

81.0

 

16,680,700

Private gifts - blind

 

 

200,000

Private gifts - deaf

 

 

150,000

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

19,531,700

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Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Federal revenues

 

 

7,596,000


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Low incidence outreach fund

 

 

1,000,000

Student insurance revenue

 

 

206,100

State general fund/general purpose

 

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4,000,000

Sec. 107. EDUCATOR EXCELLENCE

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

53.0

 

 

Educator excellence operations--FTEs

52.0

$

10,388,900

Educator recruitment and preparation programs--FTE

1.0

 

1,670,000

Teacher license renewals

 

 

280,000

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

12,338,900

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Federal revenues

 

 

3,168,400

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Certification fees

 

 

4,165,900

Teacher testing fees

 

 

201,500

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

4,803,100

Sec. 108. MICHIGAN OFFICE OF GREAT START

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

71.0

 

 

Child development and care contracted services

 

$

12,400,000

Child development and care external support

 

 

31,178,300

Child development and care public assistance

 

 

199,080,000

Head Start collaboration office--FTE

1.0

 

322,900

Office of great start operations--FTEs

70.0

 

14,263,200

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Michigan scholarship program

 

 

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262,244,400

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Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Federal revenues

 

 

220,388,300

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Private foundations

 

 

250,000

Certification fees

 

 

64,600

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41,541,500

Sec. 109. SYSTEMS, EVALUATION, AND TECHNOLOGY

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

10.0

 

 

Office of systems, evaluation, and technology operations--FTEs

10.0

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2,023,900

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

2,023,900

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Federal indirect revenues

 

 

142,000

Federal revenues

 

 

1,001,300

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Certification fees

 

 

10,700

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

869,900

Sec. 110. STRATEGIC PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

6.0

 

 

Strategic planning and implementation operations--FTEs

6.0

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1,105,200

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

1,105,200

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Federal revenues

 

 

570,400


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Sec. 111. ADMINISTRATIVE LAW SERVICES

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

2.0

 

 

Administrative law operations--FTEs

2.0

$

1,439,900

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

1,439,900

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Federal revenues

 

 

585,100

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Certification fees

 

 

749,000

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

105,800

Sec. 112. ACCOUNTABILITY SERVICES

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

63.6

 

 

Accountability services operations--FTEs

63.6

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14,770,200

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

14,770,200

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Federal revenues

 

 

12,851,000

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

1,919,200

Sec. 113. SCHOOL SUPPORT SERVICES

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

75.6

 

 

Adolescent and school health

 

$

328,100

School support services operations--FTEs

75.6

 

14,333,400

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

14,661,500

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Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Federal revenues

 

 

12,872,300

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71,700

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1,717,500

Sec. 114. EDUCATIONAL SUPPORTS

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

82.7

 

 

Educational supports operations--FTEs

82.7

$

17,139,300

Michigan core curriculum

 

 

750,000

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

17,889,300

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Federal revenues

 

 

12,976,100

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Certification fees

 

 

602,400

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

4,310,800

Sec. 115. CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

24.0

 

 

Career and technical education operations--FTEs

24.0

$

5,454,700

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

5,454,700

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Federal revenues

 

 

4,062,200

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

1,392,500

Sec. 116. LIBRARY OF MICHIGAN

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

33.0

 

 

Library of Michigan operations--FTEs

31.0

$

5,032,000

Library pilot program

 

 

800,000

Library services and technology program--FTE

1.0

 

5,624,100

Michigan eLibrary--FTE

1.0

 

1,732,200

Renaissance zone reimbursements

 

 

2,200,000


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15,567,700

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

30,956,000

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Federal revenues

 

 

5,624,100

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Library fees

 

 

300,000

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

25,031,900

Sec. 117. PARTNERSHIP DISTRICT SUPPORT

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

13.0

 

 

Partnership district support operations--FTEs

13.0

$

3,596,600

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

3,596,600

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Federal revenues

 

 

114,500

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

3,482,100

Sec. 118. ONE-TIME APPROPRIATIONS

 

 

 

Michigan's poet laureate

 

$

100,000

School board member training

 

 

150,000

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

250,000

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

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$

250,000

 

part 2

provisions concerning appropriations

for fiscal year 2022-2023

general sections

Sec. 201. Pursuant to section 30 of article IX of the state constitution of 1963, total state spending from state sources under


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part 1 for fiscal year 2022-2023 is $109,511,200.00 and state spending from state sources to be paid to local units of government for fiscal year 2022-2023 is $18,717,700.00. The itemized statement below identifies appropriations from which spending to local units of government will occur:

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

 

 

Library pilot program

 

 

800,000

Renaissance zone reimbursements

 

 

2,200,000

School board member training

 

 

150,000

State aid to libraries

 

 

15,567,700

TOTAL

 

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18,717,700

Sec. 202. The appropriations authorized under this part and part 1 are subject to the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1101 to 18.1594.

Sec. 203. As used in this part and part 1:

(a) "Department" means the Michigan department of education.

(b) "DHHS" means the Michigan department of health and human services.

(c) "District" means a local school district as that term is defined in section 6 of the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.6, or a public school academy as that term is defined in section 5 of the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.5.

(d) "FTE" means full-time equated.

(e) "HHS" means the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Sec. 204. The departments and agencies receiving appropriations in part 1 shall use the internet to fulfill the reporting requirements of this part. This requirement shall include transmission of reports via email to the recipients identified for


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each reporting requirement, or it shall include placement of reports on an internet site.

Sec. 205. Except as otherwise provided in this part, all reports required under this part shall be submitted to the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the senate and house fiscal agencies, and the state budget office.

Sec. 206. To the extent permissible under section 261 of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1261:

(a) Funds appropriated in part 1 must not be used for the purchase of foreign goods or services, or both, if competitively priced and of comparable quality American goods or services, or both, are available.

(b) Preference must be given to goods or services, or both, manufactured or provided by Michigan businesses, if they are competitively priced and of comparable quality.

(c) In addition, preference must be given to goods or services, or both, that are manufactured or provided by Michigan businesses owned and operated by veterans, if they are competitively priced and of comparable quality.

Sec. 207. From the funds appropriated in part 1, to the extent permissible under the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1101 to 18.1594, the state superintendent of public instruction shall take all reasonable steps to ensure businesses in deprived and depressed communities compete for and perform contracts to provide services or supplies, or both. The state superintendent of public instruction shall strongly encourage firms with which the department contracts to subcontract with certified businesses in depressed and deprived communities for services, supplies, or both.

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budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1217, the departments and agencies receiving appropriations in part 1 shall prepare a report on out-of-state travel expenses not later than January 1 of each year. The travel report shall be a listing of all travel by classified and unclassified employees outside this state in the immediately preceding fiscal year that was funded in whole or in part with funds appropriated in the department's budget. The report shall be submitted to the senate and house appropriations committees, the house and senate fiscal agencies, and the state budget director. The report must include the following information:

(a) The dates of each travel occurrence.

(b) The total transportation and related costs of each travel occurrence, including the proportion funded with state general fund/general purpose revenues, the proportion funded with state restricted revenues, the proportion funded with federal revenues, and the proportion funded with other revenues.

Sec. 209. Funds appropriated in part 1 shall not be used by the department to hire a person to provide legal services that are the responsibility of the attorney general. This prohibition does not apply to legal services for bonding activities and for those outside services that the attorney general authorizes.

Sec. 210. Not later than December 31, the state budget office shall prepare and transmit a report that provides for estimates of the total general fund/general purpose appropriation lapses at the close of the prior fiscal year. This report shall summarize the projected year-end general fund/general purpose appropriation lapses by major departmental program or program areas. The report shall be transmitted to the chairpersons of the senate and house appropriations committees and the senate and house fiscal agencies.


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Sec. 211. (1) In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1, there is appropriated an amount not to exceed $5,000,000.00 for federal contingency authorization. These funds are not available for expenditure until they have been transferred to another line item in part 1 under section 393(2) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1393.

(2) In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1, there is appropriated an amount not to exceed $400,000.00 for state restricted contingency authorization. These funds are not available for expenditure until they have been transferred to another line item in part 1 under section 393(2) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1393.

(3) In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1, there is appropriated an amount not to exceed $250,000.00 for local contingency authorization. These funds are not available for expenditure until they have been transferred to another line item in part 1 under section 393(2) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1393.

(4) In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1, there is appropriated an amount not to exceed $1,500,000.00 for private contingency authorization. These funds are not available for expenditure until they have been transferred to another line item in part 1 under section 393(2) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1393.

Sec. 212. The department and agencies receiving appropriations in part 1 shall cooperate with the department of technology, management, and budget to maintain a searchable website accessible by the public at no cost that includes, but is not limited to, all of the following for the department:


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(a) Fiscal year-to-date expenditures by category.

(b) Fiscal year-to-date expenditures by appropriation unit.

(c) Fiscal year-to-date payments to a selected vendor, including the vendor name, payment date, payment amount, and payment description.

(d) The number of active department employees by job classification.

(e) Job specifications and wage rates.

Sec. 213. As a condition of receiving funds in part 1, within 14 days after the release of the executive budget recommendation, the department shall cooperate with the state budget office to provide the senate and house appropriations chairs, the chairs of the senate and house appropriations subcommittees responsible for the department budget, and the senate and house fiscal agencies with an annual report on estimated state restricted fund balances, state restricted fund projected revenues, and state restricted fund expenditures for the fiscal years ending September 30, 2022 and September 30, 2023.

Sec. 214. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall maintain, on a publicly accessible website, a department scorecard that identifies, tracks, and regularly updates key metrics that are used to monitor and improve the department's performance.

Sec. 215. Total authorized appropriations from all sources under part 1 for legacy costs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023 are estimated at $13,385,100.00. From this amount, total agency appropriations for pension-related legacy costs are estimated at $8,126,500.00. Total agency appropriations for retiree health care legacy costs are estimated at $5,258,600.00.


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Sec. 216. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall provide through the internet the state board of education agenda and all supporting documents, and shall notify the state budget director and the senate and house fiscal agencies that the agenda and supporting documents are available on the internet, at the time the agenda and supporting documents are provided to state board of education members.

Sec. 217. (1) On a quarterly basis, the department shall report to the senate and house appropriations committees, the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, and the senate and house fiscal agencies the following information:

(a) The number of FTEs in pay status by type of staff and civil service classification.

(b) A comparison by line item of the number of FTEs authorized from funds appropriated in part 1 to the actual number of FTEs employed by the department at the end of the reporting period.

(2) By March 1 of the current fiscal year, the department shall report to the senate and house appropriations committees, the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, and the senate and house fiscal agencies the following information:

(a) Number of employees that were engaged in remote work in 2023.

(b) Number of employees authorized to work remotely and the actual number of those working remotely in the current reporting period.

(c) Estimated net cost savings achieved by remote work.

(d) Reduced use of office space associated with remote work.


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Sec. 218. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department may assist the DHHS, other departments, intermediate school districts, and local school districts to secure reimbursement for eligible services provided in Michigan schools from the federal Medicaid program. The department may submit reports of direct expenses related to this effort to the DHHS for reimbursement.

Sec. 219. If the state administrative board, acting under section 3 of 1921 PA 2, MCL 17.3, transfers funds from an amount appropriated under this article, the legislature may, by a concurrent resolution adopted by a majority of the members elected to and serving in each house, intertransfer funds within this article for the particular department, board, commission, officer, or institution.

Sec. 220. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall post on its website a link to the federal Institute of Education Sciences' What Works Clearinghouse. The department also shall work to disseminate knowledge about the What Works Clearinghouse to districts and intermediate school districts so that it may be used to improve reading proficiency for pupils in grades K to 3.

Sec. 221. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall report no later than April 1 on each specific policy change made to implement a public act affecting the department that took effect during the prior calendar year to the senate and house appropriations committees, the senate and house subcommittees responsible for the department budget, the joint committee on administrative rules, and the senate and house fiscal agencies.


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Sec. 222. Funds appropriated in part 1 shall not be used by the department or departmental agency to take disciplinary action against an employee of the department or departmental agency in the state classified civil service because the employee communicates with a member of the legislature or his or her staff, unless the communication is prohibited by law and the department or departmental agency taking disciplinary action is exercising its authority as provided by law.

Sec. 223. The department and agencies receiving appropriations in part 1 shall receive and retain copies of all reports funded from appropriations in part 1. Federal and state guidelines for short-term and long-term retention of records shall be followed. The department may electronically retain copies of reports unless otherwise required by federal and state guidelines.

Sec. 224. Appropriations in part 1 shall, to the extent possible by the department, not be expended until all existing work project authorization available for the same purposes is exhausted.

Sec. 225. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall do all of the following:

(a) Report to the house and senate appropriations committees, the house and senate fiscal agencies, the house and senate policy offices, and the state budget office any amounts of severance pay for the department director, deputy director, or other high-ranking department officials not later than 14 days after a severance agreement with the director or official is signed. The name of the director or official and the amount of severance pay must be included in the report required by this subdivision.

(b) Maintain an internet site that posts any severance pay in excess of 6 weeks of wages, regardless of the position held by the


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former department employee receiving severance pay.

(c) By February 1, report to the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, the house and senate policy offices, and the state budget office on the total amount of severance pay remitted to former department employees during the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022 and the total number of former department employees that were remitted severance pay during the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022.

(2) As used in this section, "severance pay" means compensation that is both payable or paid upon the termination of employment and in addition to either wages or benefits earned during the course of employment or generally applicable retirement benefits.

Sec. 226. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall coordinate with the other departments to streamline state services and resources, reduce duplication, and increase efficiency. This includes, but is not limited to, working with the department of treasury to coordinate with the financial independence team and overseeing deficit districts and working with the DHHS and department of licensing and regulatory affairs to coordinate with early childhood programs and overseeing child care providers.

Sec. 227. (1) Any department, agency, board, commission, or public officer that receives funding under part 1 shall not:

(a) Require as a condition of accessing any facility or receiving services that an individual provide proof that he or she has received a COVID-19 vaccine except as provided by federal law or as a condition of receiving federal Medicare or Medicaid


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(b) Produce, develop, issue, or require a COVID-19 vaccine passport.

(c) Develop a database or make any existing database publicly available to access an individual's COVID-19 vaccine status by any person, company, or governmental entity.

(d) Require as a condition of employment that an employee or official provide proof that he or she has received a COVID-19 vaccine. This subdivision does not apply to any hospital, congregate care facility, or other medical facility or any hospital, congregate care facility, or other medical facility operated by a local subdivision that receives federal Medicare or Medicaid funding.

(2) A department, agency, board, commission, or public officer may not subject any individual to any negative employment consequence, retaliation, or retribution because of that individual's COVID-19 vaccine status.

(3) Subsection (1) does not prohibit any person, department, agency, board, commission, or public officer from transmitting proof of an individual's COVID-19 vaccine status to any person, company, or governmental entity, so long as the individual provides affirmative consent.

(4) If a department, agency, board, commission, subdivision, or official or public officer is required to establish a vaccine policy due to a federal mandate, it must provide exemptions to any COVID-19 vaccine policy to the following individuals:

(a) An individual for whom a physician certifies that a COVID-19 vaccine is or may be detrimental to the individual's health or is not appropriate.


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(b) An individual who provides a written statement to the effect that the requirements of the COVID-19 vaccine policy cannot be met because of religious convictions or other consistently held objection to immunization.

(5) As used in this section, "public officer" means a person appointed by the governor or another executive department official or an elected or appointed official of this state or a political subdivision of this state.

Sec. 228. (1) As a condition of receiving appropriations in part 1, in collaboration with the DHHS, the department shall promote and support initiatives in schools and other educational organizations that include, but are not limited to, training for educators, teachers, and other personnel in school settings for all of the following:

(a) Utilization of trauma-informed practices.

(b) Age-appropriate education and information on human trafficking.

(c) Age-appropriate education and information on sexual abuse prevention.

(2) Upon request by the department, the department of state police and the department of attorney general shall consult in the promotion and support of initiatives in schools and other educational organizations under subsection (1).

Sec. 229. As a condition of receiving funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall not submit federal accountability plans or request amendments to federal accountability plans until after notification of the content to both the house and senate appropriations committees, house and senate fiscal agencies, and the state budget director.


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Sec. 230. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall compile a report that identifies any new mandates required of nonpublic schools or the lack of any new mandates for nonpublic schools. In compiling the report, the department may consult with relevant statewide education associations in Michigan. The report compiled by the department shall indicate the type of mandate, including, but not limited to, student health, student or building safety, accountability, and educational requirements, and shall indicate whether a school has to report on the specified mandates. The report required under this section shall be completed by April 1, 2023 and transmitted to the state budget director, the house and senate appropriations subcommittees responsible for the department, and the senate and house fiscal agencies not later than April 15, 2023.

Sec. 231. It is the intent of the legislature that departments maximize the efficiency of the state workforce and, where possible, prioritize in-person work. Each executive branch department, agency, board, or commission that receives funding under part 1 must post its in-person, remote, or hybrid work policy on its website.

Sec. 232. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall ensure that the most recently issued report of regional in-demand occupations issued by the department of technology, management, and budget is distributed in electronic or paper form to all high schools in each school district, intermediate school district, and public school academy.

Sec. 235. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall administer a survey that allows teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators to provide feedback on their


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interactions with the department.

(2) The department shall administer the survey required in subsection (1) with a focus on the following interactions:

(a) Any transaction that occurs through the Michigan Online Educator Certification System.

(b) Professional development that is offered or coordinated by the department.

(3) The survey required under subsection (1) must include, but is not limited to, the following:

(a) Information on a survey recipient's viewpoint of the department and rating of their interactions under subsection (2).

(b) The recipient's insight on the department's effectiveness in achieving goals within Michigan's Top 10 Strategic Education Plan.

(4) The department shall prepare a report of the survey required under subsection (1), including a summary of the survey results, and shall submit that report to the senate and house appropriations committees by June 1, 2023. It is the intent of the legislature that the usefulness of this report in decision making, and need to maintain reporting requirements, shall be assessed in the fiscal year 2025-2026.

 

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION/OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

Sec. 301. (1) The appropriations in part 1 may be used for per diem payments to the state board for meetings at which a quorum is present or for performing official business authorized by the state board. The per diem payments shall be at a rate as follows:

(a) State board of education - president - $110.00 per day.

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$100.00 per day.

(2) A state board of education member shall not be paid a per diem for more than 30 days per year.

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES

Sec. 350. From the funds in part 1 for special education operations, the department shall use $100,000.00 to design and distribute to all parents and legal guardians of a student with a disability information about federal and state mandates regarding the rights and protections of students with disabilities, including, but not limited to, individualized education programs to ensure that parents and legal guardians are fully informed about laws, rules, procedural safeguards, problem-solving options, and any other information the department determines is necessary so that parents and legal guardians may be able to provide meaningful input in collaboration with districts to develop and implement an individualized education program.

 

MICHIGAN SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND

Sec. 401. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the employees at the Michigan Schools for the Deaf and Blind who work on a school-year basis are considered annual employees for purposes of service credits, retirement, and insurance benefits.

Sec. 402. For each student enrolled at the Michigan Schools for the Deaf and Blind, the department shall assess the intermediate school district of residence 100% of the cost of operating the student's instructional program. The amount shall exclude room and board related costs and the cost of weekend transportation between the school and the student's home.


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Sec. 406. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1, the Michigan Schools for the Deaf and Blind may promote its residential program as a possible appropriate option for children who are deaf or hard of hearing or who are blind or visually impaired. The Michigan Schools for the Deaf and Blind shall distribute information detailing its services to all intermediate school districts in this state.

(2) Upon knowledge of or recognition by an intermediate school district that a child in the district is deaf or hard of hearing or blind or visually impaired, the intermediate school district shall provide to the parents of the child the literature distributed by the Michigan Schools for the Deaf and Blind to intermediate school districts under subsection (1).

(3) Parents will continue to have a choice regarding the educational placement of their deaf or hard-of-hearing children.

Sec. 407. Revenue received by the Michigan Schools for the Deaf and Blind from gifts, bequests, and donations that is unexpended at the end of the state fiscal year may be carried over to the succeeding fiscal year and shall not revert to the general fund.

Sec. 408. (1) The funds appropriated in part 1 for the low incidence outreach fund are appropriated from money collected by the Michigan Schools for the Deaf and Blind and the low incidence outreach program for providing qualified services and may be used for any expenses necessary to provide the qualified services. Any money that is unexpended at the end of the current fiscal year may be carried forward into the succeeding fiscal year.

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workshops, and training classes; and providing specialized equipment, facilities, and software.

Sec. 409. When conducting a due process hearing resulting from a parent's appeal of his or her child's individualized education program team's decision on the child's educational placement, a state administrative law judge shall consider designating the Michigan School for the Deaf as 1 of the options for the least restrictive environment under federal law for the parent's child who is deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing.

Sec. 410. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for ASL literacy resources, the department shall expend the funds to comply with all requirements in House Bill No. 5777 of the 101st Legislature. Funds appropriated in part 1 for ASL literacy resources must not be spent or otherwise distributed unless House Bill No. 5777 of the 101st Legislature is enacted into law.

 

EDUCATOR EXCELLENCE

Sec. 501. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for educator excellence, the department shall maintain certificate revocation/felony conviction files of educational personnel.

Sec. 502. The funds appropriated in part 1 for teacher license renewals shall be used to implement a program to waive fees or associated costs for former teachers whose teaching licenses have expired.

Sec. 503. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall, upon request, consult with the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute and external stakeholders in connection with the department's implementation and administration of professional development training described in section 35a of the


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state school aid act of 1979, 1979 PA 94, MCL 388.1635a, including, but not limited to, the online training of educators of pupils in grades K to 3 described in that section.

Sec. 504. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for educator recruitment and preparation programs, the department shall award $1,000,000.00 to districts for educator preparation program tuition, program fees, testing fees, and substitute permit costs for any individual employed in grades pre-k to 12 working toward certification or an additional endorsement, and for program costs associated with hands-on learning experiences for students in grades 6 to 12 interested in the field of education, with supervision and mentoring from educators who are champions of, and committed to, the success of the profession.

Sec. 505. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for educator recruitment and preparation programs, not less than $190,000.00 and not fewer than 1.0 FTE position is allocated for educator recruitment and preparation programs. These amounts are in addition to any funding and FTEs utilized for this purpose in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023.

Sec. 506. Revenue received from teacher testing fees that is unexpended at the end of the current fiscal year may be carried over to the succeeding fiscal year and shall not revert to the general fund.

Sec. 507. From the funds appropriated in part 1, the department shall adopt a teacher certification test that ensures that all newly certified elementary teachers have the skills to deliver evidence-based literacy instruction grounded in the science of reading. The department may use teacher certification or teacher testing fee revenue to the extent allowable under law to implement


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this section, or may pass along increased testing fees to teachers as allowable and appropriate.

 

SCHOOL SUPPORT SERVICES

Sec. 601. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for adolescent and school health, there is appropriated $328,100.00 to replace federal funding reductions from the HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the department and section 39a(2)(a) of the state school aid act of 1979, 1979 PA 94, MCL 388.1639a.

 

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORTS

Sec. 701. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for educational supports, the department shall produce a report detailing the progress made by districts with grades K to 12 receiving at-risk funding under section 31a of the state school aid act of 1979, 1979 PA 94, MCL 388.1631a, in implementing multitiered systems of supports in the prior school fiscal year for grades K to 12, and in providing reading intervention services described in section 1280f of the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.1280f, for pupils in grades K to 12.

(2) The report described in subsection (1) shall include, at a minimum:

(a) A description of the training, coaching, and technical assistance offered by the department to districts to support the implementation of effective multitiered systems of supports and reading intervention programs.

(b) A list of districts determined by the department to have successfully implemented multitiered systems of supports and reading intervention programs.


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(c) A list of best practices that the department has identified that may be used by districts to implement multitiered systems of supports and reading intervention programs.

(d) Other information the department determines would be useful to understanding the status of districts' implementation of effective multitiered systems of supports and reading intervention programs.

(3) The department shall provide the report described in subsection (1) to the state budget director, the house and senate subcommittees that oversee the department and school aid budgets, and the house and senate fiscal agencies by September 30, 2023.

Sec. 702. From the funds appropriated in part 1, there is appropriated an amount not less than $1,000,000.00 for implementation costs associated with programs for early childhood literacy funded under section 35a of the state school aid act of 1979, 1979 PA 94, MCL 388.1635a.

Sec. 703. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for Michigan core curriculum, in collaboration with the confederation of Michigan tribal education department, the department shall design, implement, and evaluate professional learning and optional curriculum modules for the purpose of learning Michigan Indigenous tribal history including the history of Indian boarding schools in Michigan as described in the Michigan core curriculum standards for grades 8 to 12.

 

LIBRARY OF MICHIGAN

Sec. 801. (1) The funds appropriated in part 1 for library fees are appropriated from money collected by the library of Michigan for providing qualified services and may be used for any


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expenses necessary to provide the qualified services. Any money that is unexpended at the end of the current fiscal year may be carried forward into the succeeding fiscal year.

(2) As used in this section, "qualified services" means document reproduction and services; conducting conferences, workshops, and training classes; and providing specialized equipment, facilities, and software.

Sec. 802. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for school library pilot program, the department shall award library pilot program grants to school districts headquartered in 4 counties. The grants shall be used to contract for the administration of libraries of a school district by a librarian with a public librarian certificate issued by the library of Michigan. A grant to a school district may not exceed $10,000.00 per library facility. A district must employ a certified school media specialist to be eligible for this grant. The 4 counties that are eligible for school districts to receive grants shall include:

(a) One county with a population between 600,000 and 700,000 according to the most recent federal decennial census.

(b) One county with a population between 10,500 and 11,000 according to the most recent federal decennial census.

(c) One county with a population between 400,000 and 500,000 according to the most recent federal decennial census.

(d) One county with a population between 154,000 and 154,500 according to the most recent federal decennial census.

(2) The department may contract with the Michigan library association for assistance in administering the pilot program provided for in subsection (1).

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program provided for in subsection (1) may not provide library or educational services to a pupil unless the librarian has a valid Michigan teaching certificate with a library of science endorsement.

Sec. 804. (1) The funds appropriated in part 1 for renaissance zone reimbursements shall be used to reimburse public libraries under section 12 of the Michigan renaissance zone act, 1996 PA 376, MCL 125.2692, for taxes levied in 2022. The allocations shall be made not later than 60 days after the department of treasury certifies to the department and to the state budget director that the department of treasury has received all necessary information to properly determine the amounts due to each eligible recipient.

(2) If the amount appropriated under this section is not sufficient to fully pay obligations under this section, payments shall be prorated on an equal basis among all eligible public libraries.

 

MICHIGAN OFFICE OF GREAT START

Sec. 1002. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for child development and care public assistance, the provider reimbursement rates for child care centers, group home providers, registered family homes, and licensed exempt providers are increased by 10% from the provider rates established in section 1020 of article 3 of 2021 PA 87, rounded to the nearest $0.05.

(2) Rate increases funded under subsection (1) are effective the first full biweekly pay period of fiscal year 2022-2023.

(3) The department shall ensure that the final child development and care provider reimbursement rates are published on the department and Great Start to Quality webpages.


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Sec. 1003. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for child development and care contracted service, the department shall provide the house and senate appropriations subcommittees on the department budget with an annual report on all funding appropriated to contracts for the early childhood comprehensive systems planning by this state during the previous fiscal year. The report is due by February 15 and must contain at least the following information:

(a) Total funding appropriated to contracts for the early childhood comprehensive systems planning by the state during the previous fiscal year.

(b) The amount of funding for each grant awarded.

(c) The grant recipients.

(d) The activities funded by each grant.

(e) An analysis of each grant recipient's success in addressing the development of a comprehensive system of early childhood services and supports.

(2) All department contracts for early childhood comprehensive systems planning shall be bid out through a statewide request-for-proposal process.

Sec. 1004. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Michigan Scholarship Program, the department shall ensure that $5,000,000.00 is appropriated to the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Michigan Scholarship Program. The program shall give preference to the following providers:

(a) Providers that currently have a great start to quality star rating or are in the process to receive a star rating.

(b) Providers that are seeking to increase their great start to quality star rating and are only restricted from receiving the increased rating because they lack employees with the proper


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Sec. 1007. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for child development and care - external support, the department shall create progress reports that shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

(a) Both the on-site and off-site activities that are intended to improve child care provider quality and the number of times those activities are performed by the licensing consultants.

(b) How many on-site visits a single licensing consultant has made since the start of the current fiscal year.

(c) The types of on-site visits and the number of visits for each type that a single consultant has made since the start of the current fiscal year.

(d) The number of providers that have improved their quality rating since the start of the current fiscal year compared to the same time period in the preceding fiscal year, reported as the number of providers in each regional prosperity zone.

(e) The types of activities that are intended to improve licensing consultant performance and child care provider quality and the number of times those activities are performed by the managers and administrators.

(2) The progress reports shall be sent to the state budget director, the house and senate subcommittees that oversee the department, and the house and senate fiscal agencies by April 1, 2023 and September 30, 2023.

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increase efficiencies including the home visits funded under section 32p of the state school aid act of 1979, 1979 PA 94, MCL 388.1632p, and work with the DHHS as necessary.

Sec. 1009. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, from the funds appropriated in part 1 for child development and care public assistance, the income entrance eligibility threshold for the child development and care program is set to not more than 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.

(2) If the average number of children under the total paid children column, as reported by the DHHS child development and care program Table 41 from the published DHHS Green Book, is more than 45,000 children for 3 consecutive months, then the department shall do both of the following:

(a) As determined by the department, create a waiting list for new children entering the child development and care program.

(b) Begin the administrative process to decrease the income entrance eligibility threshold to not less than 160% of the federal poverty guidelines for the following month.

Sec. 1010. As a condition of receiving funds in part 1, within 10 days of the receipt of changes to the federal child care and development program, the department shall notify the house and senate chairpersons of the appropriations subcommittees responsible for the department budget, the house and senate fiscal agencies, and the state budget director. The notification shall include, but is not limited to:

(a) Changes to the federal matching award amount, including the amount of state resources necessary to draw down the total matching award.

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grant that is awarded to this state.

(c) Any significant changes to the federal requirements on the child development and care program, indicating any new requirements that would require the appropriation of additional dollars.

Sec. 1011. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for child development and care public assistance, the department shall implement a biweekly block reimbursement rate schedule through the following block segments:

(a) The block segment for a biweekly block reimbursement rate schedule for child care centers, group homes, and registered family homes, for paid part-time hours between 1 to 30 hours, shall be reimbursed as 30 hours.

(b) The block segment for a biweekly block reimbursement rate schedule for child care centers, group homes, and registered family homes, for paid part-time hours between 31 to 60 hours, shall be reimbursed as 60 hours, part-time rate.

(c) The block segment for a biweekly block reimbursement rate schedule for child care centers, group homes, and registered family homes, for paid full-time plus hours between 61 to 90 hours, shall be reimbursed as 90 hours, full-time rate.

(d) The block segment for a biweekly block reimbursement rate schedule for license exempt providers shall be reimbursed at their current hourly reimbursement rates.

Sec. 1012. From the funds appropriated in part 1, $1,500,000.00 shall be for the department to work in collaboration with DHHS to continue the network of infant and early childhood mental health consultation, which provides mental health consultation to child care providers.

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department shall create a status report on the various child care enhancements appropriated in fiscal year 2021-2022 that shall include, but is not limited to, the following:

(a) The amount expended from the ARP - child care entitlement, ARP - child care stabilization fund, ARP - child care stimulus, child care award, and CRRSA - child care stimulus in fiscal year 2021-2022.

(b) The amount expended for each child care enhancement program funded in sections 1012, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, and 1028 of article 3 of 2021 PA 87 in fiscal year 2021-2022.

(c) The number of providers that received a child care stabilization grant and the total amount of the grants received by provider type for each round of grants issued under section 1022 of article 3 of 2021 PA 87.

(d) The number of child care employees that received a salary enhancement under section 1024 of article 3 of 2021 PA 87.

(e) The number of providers that received assistance and the type of assistance received from the technical and financial support program created in section 1023 of article 3 of 2021 PA 87 in fiscal year 2021-2022.

(f) The number of infant and toddler slots that have been contracted under section 1027 of article 3 of 2021 PA 87 in fiscal year 2021-2022.

(g) The number of additional cases and the number of children enrolled in child development and care above 160% of the federal poverty guidelines and the total cost for those cases, per month, in fiscal year 2021-2022.

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appropriations subcommittees responsible for the department of education, and the senate and house fiscal agencies not later than November 1, 2022.

 

ONE-TIME APPROPRIATIONS

Sec. 1100. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for school board member training, the department shall approve 1 or more training programs for school board members that include courses of instruction for school board members in 1 or more of the following topic areas:

(a) Conflicts of interest, including, but not limited to, the application of section 1203 of the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.1203.

(b) Labor relations, including, but not limited to, in a school board's role in collective bargaining agreements in 1947 PA 336, MCL 423.201 to 423.217, and in other laws related to employment.

(c) Education law, including, but not limited to, the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.1 to 380.1852, the state school aid act of 1979, 1979 PA 94, MCL 388.1601 to 388.1896, the open meetings act, 1976 PA 267, MCL 15.261 to 15.275, and 1937 (Ex Sess) PA 4, MCL 38.71 to 38.191, dealing with teacher tenure.

(d) School finance, including, but not limited to, the creation and management of school district budgets.

(e) Board governance, including, but not limited to, roles and responsibilities, parliamentary procedure, and best practices.

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district, up to $100.00 per course. The department may determine the form and manner of the application to reimburse the district for the cost.

(3) The department must create a process for the provider of a course in a topic listed in subsection (1) to apply to the department to have the course approved and be eligible for a school board member to be reimbursed for completing that course as provided under subsection (2).

(4) As used in this section:

(a) "Eligible training program" means a training program that is approved under subsection (1).

(b) "School board member" means a member of the board of a school district or intermediate school district or a member of the board of directors of a public school academy in this state.

Sec. 1101. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for Michigan's poet laureate, there is $100,000.00 appropriated for support of the Michigan poet laureate program to promote poetry, the spoken word, and literary arts across this state.

ARTICLE 4

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, GREAT LAKES, AND ENERGY

part 1

line-item appropriations

Sec. 101. There is appropriated for the department of environment, Great Lakes, and energy for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023, from the following funds:

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, GREAT LAKES, AND ENERGY

 

 

 

APPROPRIATION SUMMARY

 

 

 

Full-time equated unclassified positions

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