SENATE BILL NO. 52

January 27, 2021, Introduced by Senators HERTEL, SANTANA, BULLOCK, HOLLIER, CHANG, BRINKS, WOJNO, POLEHANKI, MCCANN and GEISS and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

A bill to make, supplement, and adjust appropriations for various state departments and agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021; and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations.

the people of the state of michigan enact:


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part 1

line-item appropriations

Sec. 101. There is appropriated for various state departments and agencies to supplement appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, from the following funds:


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APPROPRIATION SUMMARY

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

26.0

 

 

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

3,661,357,700

Interdepartmental grant revenues:

 

 

 

Total interdepartmental grants and intradepartmental transfers

 

 

0

ADJUSTED GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

3,661,357,700

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Total federal revenues

 

 

3,387,270,200

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Total local revenues

 

 

0

Total private revenues

 

 

0

Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

0

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

274,087,500

 

 

 

 

Sec. 102. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

(1) APPROPRIATION SUMMARY

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

1.0

 

 

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

1,087,500

Interdepartmental grant revenues:

 

 

 

Total interdepartmental grants and intradepartmental transfers

 

 

0

ADJUSTED GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

1,087,500

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Total federal revenues

 

 

0

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Total local revenues

 

 

0


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Total private revenues

 

 

0

Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

0

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

1,087,500

(2) AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

1.0

 

 

Office of rural development--FTE positions

1.0

 

87,500

Rural development grant program

 

 

1,000,000

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

1,087,500

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

1,087,500

 

 

 

 

Sec. 103. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

 

(1) APPROPRIATION SUMMARY

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

25.0

 

 

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

2,726,363,600

Interdepartmental grant revenues:

 

 

 

Total interdepartmental grants and intradepartmental transfers

 

 

0

ADJUSTED GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

2,726,363,600

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Total federal revenues

 

 

2,726,363,600

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Total local revenues

 

 

0

Total private revenues

 

 

0

Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

0

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

0

(2) PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

 

 

 


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Food assistance program benefits

 

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2,052,736,400

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

2,052,736,400

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Total other federal revenues

 

 

2,052,736,400

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

0

(3) FIELD OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT SERVICES

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

25.0

 

 

Electronic benefit transfer

 

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3,300,000

Public assistance field staff--FTE positions

25.0

 

3,183,600

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

6,483,600

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Total other federal revenues

 

 

6,483,600

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

0

(4) INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 

 

 

Bridges information system

 

$

2,076,500

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

2,076,500

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Total other federal revenues

 

 

2,076,500

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

0

(5) ONE-TIME APPROPRIATIONS

 

 

 

Federal COVID epidemiology and laboratory capacity

 

$

574,827,300

Federal COVID immunization and vaccine grant

 

 

90,239,800

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

665,067,100

Appropriated from:

 

 

 


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Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Total other federal revenues

 

 

665,067,100

State general fund/general purpose

 

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0

 

 

 

 

Sec. 104. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

 

 

 

(1) APPROPRIATION SUMMARY

 

 

 

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

906,906,600

Interdepartmental grant revenues:

 

 

 

Total interdepartmental grants and intradepartmental transfers

 

 

0

ADJUSTED GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

906,906,600

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Total federal revenues

 

 

660,906,600

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Total local revenues

 

 

0

Total private revenues

 

 

0

Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

0

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

246,000,000

(2) ONE-TIME APPROPRIATIONS

 

 

 

Michigan main street recovery initiative

 

 

125,000,000

Michigan business accelerator and resiliency initiative

 

 

75,000,000

Michigan microenterprise support initiative

 

 

25,000,000

MIOSHA restaurant supports

 

 

10,000,000

Reconnect and futures for frontliners wraparound services

 

 

6,000,000

Pre-apprenticeship program for energy

 

 

5,000,000


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Emergency rental assistance

 

 

660,906,600

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

906,906,600

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Total federal revenues

 

 

660,906,600

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

246,000,000

 

 

 

 

Sec. 105. LEGISLATURE

 

 

 

(1) APPROPRIATION SUMMARY

 

 

 

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

5,000,000

Interdepartmental grant revenues:

 

 

 

Total interdepartmental grants and intradepartmental transfers

 

 

0

ADJUSTED GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

5,000,000

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Total federal revenues

 

 

0

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Total local revenues

 

 

0

Total private revenues

 

 

0

Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

0

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

5,000,000

(2) ONE-TIME APPROPRIATIONS

 

 

 

Capitol security improvements

 

$

5,000,000

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

5,000,000

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

5,000,000

 

 

 

 

Sec. 106. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY

 

 

 


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(1) APPROPRIATION SUMMARY

 

 

 

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

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22,000,000

Interdepartmental grant revenues:

 

 

 

Total interdepartmental grants and intradepartmental transfers

 

 

0

ADJUSTED GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

22,000,000

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Total federal revenues

 

 

0

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Total local revenues

 

 

0

Total private revenues

 

 

0

Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

0

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

22,000,000

(2) ONE-TIME APPROPRIATIONS

 

 

 

Property tax - delinquent tax penalty and interest waiver

 

$

22,000,000

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

22,000,000

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

22,000,000

 

part 2

provisions concerning appropriations

general sections

Sec. 201. Pursuant to section 30 of article IX of the state constitution of 1963, total state spending from state sources under part 1 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021 is $274,087,500.00 and total state spending from state sources to be paid to local units of government is $0.00.

Sec. 202. The appropriations made and expenditures authorized


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under this part and part 1 and the departments, commissions, boards, offices, and programs for which appropriations are made under this part and part 1 are subject to the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1101 to 18.1594.

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Sec. 301. The unexpended funds appropriated in part 1 for the rural development grant program are designated as a work project appropriation, and any unencumbered or unallotted funds shall not lapse at the end of the fiscal year and shall be available for expenditures under this section until the projects have been completed. The following is in compliance with section 451a(1) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1451a:

(a) The purpose of the project is to support rural communities to identify opportunities for success and address challenges to growth.

(b) The project will be accomplished through partnerships and grants with local agencies.

(c) The estimated cost of this project is $1,000,000.00.

(d) The tentative completion date for this work project is September 30, 2022.

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Sec. 401. The unexpended funds appropriated in part 1 for federal COVID epidemiology and laboratory capacity are designated as a work project appropriation, and any unencumbered or unallotted funds shall not lapse at the end of the fiscal year and shall be available for expenditure for projects under this section until the projects have been completed. The following is in compliance with


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section 451a(1) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1451a:

(a) The purpose of the work project is to support testing, contact tracing, and other mitigation efforts associated with the department's response to the coronavirus-19 public health emergency.

(b) The projects will be accomplished by utilizing state employees or contracts with service providers, or both.

(c) The total estimated cost of the work project is $574,827,300.00.

(d) The tentative completion date is September 30, 2025.

Sec. 402. The unexpended funds appropriated in part 1 for federal COVID immunization and vaccine grant are designated as a work project appropriation, and any unencumbered or unallotted funds shall not lapse at the end of the fiscal year and shall be available for expenditure for projects under this section until the projects have been completed. The following is in compliance with section 451a(1) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1451a:

(a) The purpose of the work project is to support the distribution, administration, and monitoring of coronavirus-19 vaccine.

(b) The projects will be accomplished by utilizing state employees or contracts with service providers, or both.

(c) The total estimated cost of the work project is $90,239,800.00.

(d) The tentative completion date is September 30, 2025.

 

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Sec. 501. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for the Michigan main street recovery initiative, not less than $60,000,000.00 shall be used by the Michigan strategic fund to create and operate a grant program for eligible businesses including the development of an application process. The Michigan strategic fund shall award 1 or more grants to a nonprofit organization to serve as administrator for this program. Applications shall be accepted, reviewed, and approved by the grant administrator and the administrator shall distribute the funds. Awards to eligible businesses shall not exceed $20,000.00.

(2) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for the Michigan main street recovery initiative, not less than $63,000,000.00 shall be used by the Michigan strategic fund to create and operate a low-interest capital access program for eligible businesses including the development of an application process. The Michigan strategic fund shall distribute funds to eligible community development financial institutions or other qualified institutions to serve as administrators for this program. Applications shall be accepted, reviewed, and approved by the administrators and the administrators shall distribute the funds. Awards to eligible businesses shall not exceed $100,000.00.

(3) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for the Michigan main street recovery initiative, not less than $2,000,000.00 shall be used to fund planning grants to eligible community development financial institutions to support access to available federal funding.

(4) An eligible business shall meet the following criteria:

(a) For grantees under subsection (1), have fewer than 25 employees.


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(b) For eligible recipients for low-interest capital under subsection (2), have not less than 1 and no more than 50 employees.

(c) Have demonstrated income loss from March 1, 2020, of at least 5%.

(d) Have a need for working capital for operations, including payroll, equipment, utility expenses, or similar expenses.

(e) Not receive funding under the Michigan microenterprise support initiative or the Michigan business accelerator and resiliency initiative.

(5) From the funds for each program, up to 5% may be retained by the Michigan strategic fund for administration of the programs.

(6) Funds must be fully expended by September 30, 2021.

(7) The Michigan strategic fund shall develop program guidelines and eligibility criteria for the program and shall post that information on its publicly accessible website.

(8) The Michigan strategic fund shall report to the senate and house appropriations committees, the house and senate fiscal agencies, and the state budget office on July 1, 2021, and on September 30, 2021, with a summary of funding provided by industry, average funding amount, and summary of funding provided by region over the previous 3-month period.

Sec. 502. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for the Michigan business accelerator and resiliency initiative, not less than $74,000,000.00 shall be used by the Michigan strategic fund to create and operate a business accelerator and entrepreneurial resiliency fund including the development of an application process. The Michigan strategic fund shall award 1 or more grants to a nonprofit organization to serve as administrator for this program. Applications shall be accepted, reviewed, and approved by


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the administrator and the administrator shall distribute the funds. Awards to eligible businesses shall not exceed $100,000.00 and shall be used for working capital for operations, including payroll, equipment, utility expenses, or similar expenses or for capital support to leverage additional investment funds.

(2) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for Michigan business accelerator and resiliency initiative, not less than $1,000,000.00 shall be allocated to qualified nonprofit organizations providing international trade and business expansion services in advanced manufacturing, medical devices, technology, mobility, defense, agriculture, and engineering and design.

(3) Up to 5% of the appropriated funds for the program may be retained by the Michigan strategic fund for administration of the program.

(4) Funds must be fully expended by September 30, 2021.

(5) The Michigan strategic fund shall develop program guidelines and eligibility criteria for the program and shall post that information on its publicly accessible website.

(6) The Michigan strategic fund shall report to the senate and house appropriations committees, the house and senate fiscal agencies, and the state budget office on July 1, 2021, and on September 30, 2021, with a summary of funding by industry, average funding amount per recipient, and funding activity by geographic region over the previous 3-month period.

Sec. 503. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for the Michigan microenterprise support initiative, $25,000,000.00 shall be used by the Michigan strategic fund to create and operate a business services support and grant program for eligible businesses including the development of an application process. The fund shall


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award 1 or more grants to a nonprofit organization to serve as administrator for this program including the provision of support services. Applications shall be accepted, reviewed, and approved by the administrator and the administrator shall distribute the funds. Awards to eligible businesses shall not exceed $35,000.00.

(2) An eligible business shall meet the following criteria:

(a) Have not less than 1 and no more than 9 employees.

(b) Have limited access to traditional capital.

(c) Have demonstrated income loss from March 1, 2020, of at least 5% or certification that the microenterprise entity is qualified to do business in Michigan after March 1, 2020.

(d) Have need for working capital for operations, including payroll, inventory, supplies, utility expenses, or other similar expenses.

(e) Not receive a grant or loan under the Michigan main street recovery initiative or funding under the Michigan business accelerator and resiliency initiative.

(3) Grant recipients, as a condition of receiving grant funds, shall certify that they have or will receive business support services from qualified providers, including, but not limited to, financial advising, marketing and e-commerce, and regulatory and employee safety requirements.

(4) Qualified providers shall be existing nonprofit entities that provide direct support services to small businesses and microenterprises. Grantees shall not be charged for any support services provided.

(5) Up to 5% of the appropriated funds for the program may be retained by the fund for administration of the program.

(6) Funds must be fully expended by September 30, 2021.


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(7) The Michigan strategic fund shall develop program guidelines and eligibility criteria for the program and shall post that information on its publicly accessible website.

(8) The Michigan strategic fund shall report to the senate and house appropriations committees, the house and senate fiscal agencies, and the state budget office on July 1, 2021, and on September 30, 2021, with a summary of funding by industry, average funding amount per recipient, summary of funding by region, and eligible services provided by each qualified provider over the previous 3-month period.

Sec. 504. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for MIOSHA restaurant supports, the department shall expend funds to support reopening food service establishments.

Sec. 505. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for reconnect and futures for frontliners wraparound services, $6,000,000.00 shall be appropriated to the department of labor and economic opportunity to fund child care, broadband access, transportation, or other services to individuals enrolled in Michigan reconnect or futures for frontliners, to support continued efforts to remove barriers to employment and improve student success.

(2) The unexpended funds appropriated in part 1 for reconnect and futures for frontliners wraparound services are designated as a work project appropriation. Any unencumbered or unallotted funds shall not lapse at the end of the fiscal year and shall be available for expenditures for projects under this section until the projects have been completed. The following is in compliance with section 451a(1) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1451a:


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(a) The purpose of the work project is to support wraparound services for individuals enrolled in Michigan reconnect or futures for frontliners.

(b) The project will be accomplished by utilizing state employees or by contracts.

(c) The total estimated cost of the work project is $6,000,000.00.

(d) The tentative completion date is September 30, 2025.

Sec. 506. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for the pre-apprenticeship program for energy, $5,000,000.00 shall be awarded to a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation established and operated to provide employment and training services to unemployed and underemployed Michigan residents for a statewide apprenticeship program that connects the unemployed or underemployed with education, training, and resources necessary for gainful employment. The program shall prioritize programming for residents from underrepresented groups and economically distressed communities, providing them with the skills needed for entry into federally registered apprenticeships in the energy sector. The grantee shall also produce a report that identifies, specific to Michigan, future employment in the energy sector, the economic impact of those changes, and pre-apprenticeship or federally registered apprenticeship programming needed to address those employment needs.

(2) The unexpended funds appropriated in part 1 for the pre-apprenticeship program for energy are designated as a work project appropriation. Any unencumbered or unallotted funds shall not lapse at the end of the fiscal year and shall be available for expenditures for projects under this section until the projects


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have been completed. The following is in compliance with section 451a(1) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1451a:

(a) The purpose of the work project is to support a pre-apprenticeship program for energy.

(b) The project will be accomplished by utilizing state employees or by contracts.

(c) The total estimated cost of the work project is $5,000,000.00.

(d) The tentative completion date is September 30, 2025.

Sec. 507. In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1, there are appropriated available federal funds to the unemployment compensation fund established under section 26 of the Michigan employment security act, 1936 (Ex Sess) PA 1, MCL 421.26, equal to the cost of allowable unemployment compensation expenditures under federal law which shall be used for the extension of benefits from 20 to 26 weeks.

Sec. 508. (1) Funds appropriated in part 1 for emergency rental assistance shall be administered by the terms set forth in section 501(a) of division N of the consolidated appropriations act, 2021, Public Law 116-260, authorizing the United States Department of Treasury to make payments to certain recipients to be used to provide emergency rental assistance.

(2) The department of labor and economic opportunity shall collaborate with the department of health and human services, the judiciary, local community action agencies, local nonprofit agencies, and legal aid organizations to create a rental and utility assistance program.

(3) The rental assistance program will operate in accordance


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with rules and guidance published by the United States Department of Treasury to serve eligible renter households with rental and utility assistance to preserve their housing and avoid eviction.

(4) The unexpended funds appropriated in part 1 for emergency rental assistance are designated as a work project appropriation. Any unencumbered or unallotted funds shall not lapse at the end of the fiscal year and shall be available for expenditures for projects under this section until the projects have been completed. The following is in compliance with section 451a(1) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1451a:

(a) The purpose of the work project is to create an emergency rental assistance program, which includes rental and utility assistance payments, housing stability services, and case management to eligible renter households impacted by COVID-19.

(b) The projects will be accomplished by utilizing state employees or by contracts.

(c) The total estimated cost of the work project is $660,906,600.00.

(d) The tentative completion date is March 31, 2022.

 

LEGISLATURE

Sec. 601. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for capitol security improvements, the legislative council shall provide the security staffing; infrastructure improvements; and equipment, including, but not limited to, X-ray machines, magnetometers, and video and audio equipment necessary to implement a weapons ban, including a ban on concealed pistols under 1927 PA 372, MCL 28.421 to 28.435, in any building or portion of a building under the control of the Michigan state capitol commission.


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(2) Funds to support the appropriation described in subsection (1) shall come from lapsing unexpended funds appropriated to the legislature that have been designated as work project appropriations.

 

DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY

Sec. 701. (1) Funds appropriated in part 1 for property tax - delinquent tax penalty and interest waiver shall not be expended unless an amendment to section 44a of the general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL 211.44a, is enacted into law to provide for the waiver of interest and penalty on unpaid summer 2020 property taxes levied on designated property. Funds shall be used only for implementation of that bill.

(2) The unexpended funds appropriated for property tax - delinquent tax penalty and interest waiver are designated as work project appropriations. Any unencumbered or unallotted funds shall not lapse at the end of the fiscal year and shall be available for expenditure for projects under this section until the projects have been completed. The following is in compliance with section 451a(1) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1451a:

(a) The purpose of the project is to provide for the waiver of interest and penalty on unpaid summer 2020 property taxes levied on designated property.

(b) The projects will be accomplished by utilizing state employees or contracts.

(c) The total estimated cost of the work project is $22,000,000.00.

(d) The tentative completion date is September 30, 2025.