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2011 House Bill 4116: Require review and posting of state agreements with feds
Introduced by Rep. Paul Opsommer (R) on January 20, 2011 To require that any memorandum of understanding, agreement, compact, or similar binding agreement between this state and the federal government or another state must be reviewed by the Attorney General before it is executed by a department, agency or official. The Attorney General would have 90 days to declare that the agreement does not conform to state constitutional or statutory authority or limitation. The AG would have to maintain a website with information on each agreement, and list the ones it disapproved and the reasons.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Oversight, Reform, and Ethics Committee on January 20, 2011
Reported in the House on November 8, 2011 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on January 25, 2012
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on January 25, 2012
Substitute offered by Rep. Paul Opsommer (R) on January 25, 2012 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that that does not require the Attorney General pre-approve each agreement.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on January 25, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Brown (D) on January 25, 2012 To also post each agreement on the relevent agency's own web site.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on January 25, 2012
Passed 106 to 0 in the House on January 26, 2012 To require that before entering any memorandum of understanding, agreement, compact, or similar binding agreement between this state and the federal government or another state, a state agency must assert that the agreement does not violate the state constitution, and does not exceed the authority granted to the agency by the legislature. Information on each agreement would also be posted on a state web site.
Received in the Senate on January 31, 2012
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on January 31, 2012
Reported in the Senate on May 23, 2012 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on June 13, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 13, 2012
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on June 14, 2012 (same description)
To require that before entering any memorandum of understanding, agreement, compact, or similar binding agreement between this state and the federal government or another state, a state agency must assert that the agreement does not violate the state constitution, and does not exceed the authority granted to the agency by the legislature. Information on each agreement would also be posted on a state web site.
Received in the House on June 14, 2012
Passed 109 to 0 in the House on June 14, 2012 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 28, 2012

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