September 12, 2006, Introduced by Reps. Kolb, Zelenko and Tobocman and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.
A bill to amend 1984 PA 431, entitled
"The management and budget act,"
by amending section 263 (MCL 18.1263), as amended by 2004 PA 589.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 263. (1) The director may authorize a state agency to
purchase supplies and materials for the purpose of maintaining
inventories. The director shall place a dollar or quantity
limitation to insure inventories are maintained at acceptable
levels. Appropriation accounts shall be charged upon the basis of
actual usage. Any state agency so authorized shall conduct periodic
inventories as directed by the director of all supplies and
materials under their control. Obsolete, damaged, or spoiled
supplies and materials shall be charged to the proper appropriation
account during the fiscal year it is determined that obsolescence,
damage, or spoilage has occurred.
(2) The department shall provide assistance to any city,
village, county, township, school district, intermediate school
district, nonprofit hospital, institution of higher education, or
community or junior college for purchasing services on a fee basis.
Fees collected for the provision of that assistance are
appropriated for the additional expenses incurred.
(3) The department shall create and operate a cooperative bulk
purchasing program for school districts, public school academies,
nonpublic schools, and intermediate school districts on a fee basis
to reduce the costs of purchasing goods and services. Fees
collected under this subsection shall not exceed the cost of
purchasing goods and services and reasonable administrative
expenses, and are appropriated for the expenses incurred.
(4) The department in conjunction with the department of
consumer and industry services and the department of environmental
quality shall create and operate the Michigan lawn care equipment
bulk purchasing discount program for businesses located in this
state on a fee basis to reduce the costs of purchasing low-emission
lawn care equipment. The program shall provide that the department
will sell discounted low-emission lawn care equipment to businesses
located in this state that voluntarily trade in inefficient 2-
stroke engine-powered lawn care equipment. The department shall
negotiate with lawn equipment providers and manufacturers and
others to obtain low-emission lawn care equipment at reduced prices
and for the disposal and recycling of the used lawn care equipment
that is received by the department. Fees collected under this
subsection shall not exceed the cost of purchasing services and
reasonable administrative expenses and are appropriated for the