HOUSE BILL NO. 6478

December 02, 2020, Introduced by Rep. LaGrand and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

A bill to amend 1986 PA 268, entitled

"Legislative council act,"

by amending sections 502 and 602 (MCL 4.1502 and 4.1602), as added by 2018 PA 340.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 502. (1) The senate fiscal agency shall prepare, for each bill that is scheduled for a hearing before a standing committee of the senate, a fiscal analysis that contains all of the following:

(a) A summary that explains the changes the bill would make to existing law.

(b) An estimate of the potential impact or amount by which the bill would increase or decrease governmental revenues and expenditures, and which funds the bill would affect. If federal funding received by the state would be affected by the bill, the analysis must include an estimate of that effect.

(c) If the bill would increase or decrease state taxes or fees, the analysis may include an estimate of the impact on payers of the taxes or fees.

(d) If the bill would create a new crime, substantially change an existing crime, or change existing arrest, sentencing, parole, or probation procedures, a statement on whether the bill is likely to have a disparate impact on individuals living at or below the poverty level.

(e) (d) Any other information the senate fiscal agency considers necessary to explain the fiscal effect of the bill including, but not limited to, potential impacts to local units of government.

(2) The senate fiscal agency shall provide the fiscal analysis prepared under subsection (1) to the clerk of the committee and to the public on the internet.

(3) The senate fiscal agency shall prepare a revised fiscal analysis, as necessary, that incorporates any change to a bill described in subsection (1).

(4) As used in this section, "poverty level" means the poverty line as that term is defined under 42 USC 9902(2).

Sec. 602. (1) The house fiscal agency shall prepare, for each bill that is scheduled for a hearing before a standing committee of the house of representatives, a fiscal analysis that contains all of the following:

(a) A summary that explains the changes the bill would make to existing law.

(b) An estimate of the potential impact or amount by which the bill would increase or decrease governmental revenues and expenditures, and which funds the bill would affect. If federal funding received by the state would be affected by the bill, the analysis must include an estimate of that effect.

(c) If the bill would increase or decrease state taxes or fees, the analysis may include an estimate of the impact on payers of the taxes or fees.

(d) If the bill would create a new crime, substantially change an existing crime, or change existing arrest, sentencing, parole, or probation procedures, a statement on whether the bill is likely to have a disparate impact on individuals living at or below the poverty level.

(e) (d) Any other information the house fiscal agency considers necessary to explain the fiscal effect of the bill including, but not limited to, potential impacts to local units of government.

(2) The house fiscal agency shall provide the fiscal analysis prepared under subsection (1) to the clerk of the committee and to the public on the internet.

(3) The house fiscal agency shall prepare a revised fiscal analysis, as necessary, that incorporates any change to a bill described in subsection (1).

(4) As used in this section, "poverty level" means the poverty line as that term is defined under 42 USC 9902(2).