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2011 Senate Bill 802: Require state agencies post spending plans online

Public Act 536 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Sen. Patrick Colbeck (R) on November 8, 2011, to require state agencies to submit and get approval within 60 days of their annual budget's enactment of a spending plan that includes a "schedule" or list of programs covered under each line item and the amount they plan to spend on each, and which divides these between "core services," "support services" or "work projects" (projects lasting more than one budget cycle).
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on November 8, 2011.
      • Reported in the Senate on February 14, 2012, with the recommendation that the bill be referred to the Committee on Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing.
    • Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on February 14, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on April 26, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on May 3, 2012, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises the procedures and details of the proposed spendig reports. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 3, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Bruce Caswell (R) on May 3, 2012, to strip out a provision that would require agencies to submit for posting online a "schedule" or list of programs covered under each line item, and the amount they plan to spend on each, starting Oct. 1, 2015. The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on May 3, 2012.
  2. Passed 27 to 11 in the Senate on May 3, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on May 3, 2012.
    • Referred to the House Oversight, Reform, and Ethics Committee on May 3, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on December 4, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on December 11, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 11, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Brown (D) on December 11, 2012, to more narrowly define the appropriations categories for which the proposed disclosures would be required. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 11, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Greimel (D) on December 11, 2012, to tie-bar the bill to House Bill 5360, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 5360 would prohibit legislators and statewide officeholders from applying for or receiving during his or her term a grant from the state that is unrelated to holding office. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 11, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Richard Hammel (D) on December 11, 2012, to tie-bar the bill to House Bill 5361, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 5361 would establish comprehensive ethics standards and conflict of interest regulations for executive branch officials and employees. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 11, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Richard Hammel (D) on December 11, 2012, tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4461, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4461 would require politicians to file personal financial disclosure statements. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 11, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Greimel (D) on December 11, 2012, to tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4520, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4520 would allow no-reason absentee voting. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 11, 2012.
  4. Passed 102 to 7 in the House on December 12, 2012, to require state agencies to submit and get approval within 60 days of their annual budget's enactment of a spending plan that includes a "schedule" or list of programs covered under each line item and the amount they plan to spend on each, and which divides these between "core services," "support services" or "work projects" (projects lasting more than one budget cycle).
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on December 13, 2012.
  6. Passed 28 to 10 in the Senate on December 13, 2012, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 2, 2013.

Comments

Re: 2011 Senate Bill 802 (Require state agencies post spending plans online )  by isabelleelise on May 6, 2012 

A ceremonial transparency bill.  Which means.... let's make taxpayers think that we're going for transparency without really being transparent.  This is simply a feel-good bill that does nothing for taxpayers regarding government accountability and transparency.    



2011 Senate Bill 802 (Require state agencies post spending plans online )  by admin on May 6, 2012 
Introduced in the Senate on November 8, 2011, to require state agencies to submit and get approval within 60 days of their annual budget's enactment of a spending plan that includes a "schedule" or list of programs covered under each line item, and the amount they plan to spend on each

The vote was 27 in favor, 11 opposed and 0 not voting

(Senate Roll Call 305 at Senate Journal 0)

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