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2013 House Bill 4026: Require posting of agency agreements with the feds, other states
Introduced by Rep. Gail Haines (R) on January 22, 2013 To require that before a state agency or a local government enters a cross-border memorandum of understanding, agreement, compact, or similar binding agreement with the federal government or another state, it must do a review to determine it does not exceed its authority or violate the state constitution. Information on each agreement would also be forwarded to the Attorney General (who would not be required to do anything with it) and posted on a state web site. Existing agreements that are legally binding would also have to be posted on this state website. In 2012, Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed a nearly identical bill that passed the legislature with no votes in opposition.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Oversight Committee on January 22, 2013
Reported in the House on March 13, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on April 9, 2013 To only require the legal review the bill would mandate to be sent to the Attorney General after a proposed agreement is executed, not before.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on April 9, 2013
Passed 109 to 0 in the House on April 10, 2013 (same description)
To require that before a state agency or a local government enters a cross-border memorandum of understanding, agreement, compact, or similar binding agreement with the federal government or another state, it must do a review to determine it does not exceed its authority or violate the state constitution. Information on each agreement would also be forwarded to the Attorney General (who would not be required to do anything with it) and posted on a state web site. Existing agreements that are legally binding would also have to be posted on this state website. In 2012, Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed a nearly identical bill that passed the legislature with no votes in opposition.
Received in the Senate on April 11, 2013
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on April 11, 2013

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