HOUSE BILL No. 5612

 

February 26, 2004, Introduced by Rep. Williams and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

   

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

    EXECUTIVE BUDGET BILL                                                       

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                 A bill to make appropriations for the department of military and                  

                                                                                

    veterans affairs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005; to          

                                                                                

    provide for the expenditure of the appropriations; to provide for           

                                                                                

    certain powers and duties of the department of military and veterans        

                                                                                

    affairs, other state agencies, and local units of government related to     

                                                                                

    the appropriations; and to provide for the preparation of certain           

                                                                                

    reports related to the appropriations.                                      

                                                                                

    THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:                                  

                                                                                

1   PART 1                                                                      

                                                                                

2   LINE-ITEM APPROPRIATIONS                                                    

                                                                                


                                                                                

1       Sec. 101.  Subject to the conditions set forth in this bill, the            

                                                                                

2   amounts listed in this part are appropriated for the department of          

                                                                                

3   military and veterans affairs for the fiscal year ending September 30,      

                                                                                

4   2005, from the funds indicated in this part.  The following is a            

                                                                                

5   summary of the appropriations in this part:                                 

                                                                                

6   DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS                                 

                                                                                

7   APPROPRIATIONS SUMMARY:                                                     

                                                                                

8                                                                                    Full-time equated unclassified positions    7.0                                                                         

                                                                                

9                                                                                    Full-time equated classified positions    1,016.0                                                                     

                                                                                

10      GROSS APPROPRIATION                                                              $    110,466,200                                                                 

                                                                                

11  Interdepartmental grant revenues:                                           

                                                                                

12      Total interdepartmental grants and intradepartmental                        

                                                                                

13                                                                                   transfers                                                                            603,000                                                                     

                                                                                

14  ADJUSTED GROSS APPROPRIATION                                                     $    109,863,200                                                                 

                                                                                

15  Federal revenues:                                                           

                                                                                

16      Total federal revenues                                                               45,418,100                                                                  

                                                                                

17  Special revenue funds:                                                      

                                                                                

18      Total local revenues                                                                                                                                          0    

                                                                                

19      Total private revenues                                                               1,282,300                                                                   

                                                                                

20      Total other state restricted revenues                                                25,599,800                                                                  

                                                                                

21      State general fund/general purpose                                               $    37,563,000                                                                  

                                                                                

22                                                                                   Sec. 102.  HEADQUARTERS AND ARMORIES                                        

                                                                                

23                                                                                   Full-time equated unclassified positions    7.0                                                                         

                                                                                

24                                                                                   Full-time equated classified positions    124.0                                                                       

                                                                                

25      Headquarters and armories--83.5 FTE positions                                    $    9,579,700                                                                   

                                                                                

26      Human Resources optimization user charge                                             29,500                                                                      

                                                                                

27      Unclassified military personnel                                                      660,300                                                                     


                                                                                

1       Military appeals tribunal                                                            900                                                                         

                                                                                

2       Michigan emergency volunteers                                                        5,000                                                                       

                                                                                

3       State active duty                                                                    70,100                                                                      

                                                                                

4       Challenge program--40.5 FTE positions                                                3,467,400                                                                   

                                                                                

5       Homeland Security                                                                    400,000                                                                     

                                                                                

6       GROSS APPROPRIATION                                                              $    14,212,900                                                                  

                                                                                

7                                                                                    Appropriated from:                                                          

                                                                                

8   Interdepartmental grant revenues:                                           

                                                                                

9       IDG, community health                                                                100,000                                                                     

                                                                                

10      IDG, challenge grant                                                                 203,000                                                                     

                                                                                

11      IDG, state police                                                                    300,000                                                                     

                                                                                

12  Federal revenues:                                                           

                                                                                

13      DOD-DOA-NGB                                                                          3,985,100                                                                   

                                                                                

14  Special revenue funds:                                                      

                                                                                

15      Rental fees                                                                          350,000                                                                     

                                                                                

16      Mackinac Bridge authority                                                            40,000                                                                      

                                                                                

17      Private donations                                                                    857,300                                                                     

                                                                                

18      State general fund/general purpose                                               $    8,377,500                                                                   

                                                                                

19                                                                                   Sec. 103.  MILITARY TRAINING SITES AND SUPPORT FACILITIES                   

                                                                                

20                                                                                   Full-time equated classified positions    200.0                                                                       

                                                                                

21      Military training sites and support                                         

                                                                                

22                                                                                   facilities--200.0 FTE positions                                                  $    17,513,300                                                                  

                                                                                

23      Military training sites and support facilities test                         

                                                                                

24                                                                                   projects                                                                             100,000                                                                     

                                                                                

25      GROSS APPROPRIATION                                                              $    17,613,300                                                                  

                                                                                

26                                                                                   Appropriated from:                                                          

                                                                                

27  Federal revenues:                                                           


                                                                                

1       DOD-DOA-NGB                                                                          14,693,600                                                                  

                                                                                

2   Special revenue funds:                                                      

                                                                                

3       Test project fees                                                                    100,000                                                                     

                                                                                

4       State general fund/general purpose                                               $    2,819,700                                                                   

                                                                                

5                                                                                    Sec. 104.  DEPARTMENTWIDE APPROPRIATIONS                                    

                                                                                

6       Departmentwide accounts                                                          $    1,735,000                                                                   

                                                                                

7       Special maintenance - state                                                          151,200                                                                     

                                                                                

8       Special maintenance - federal                                                        5,300,000                                                                   

                                                                                

9       Military retirement                                                                  2,676,000                                                                   

                                                                                

10      Counternarcotic operations                                                           50,000                                                                      

                                                                                

11      Starbase grant                                                                       600,000                                                                     

                                                                                

12      GROSS APPROPRIATION                                                              $    10,512,200                                                                  

                                                                                

13                                                                                   Appropriated from:                                                          

                                                                                

14  Federal revenues:                                                           

                                                                                

15      DOD-DOA-NGB                                                                          7,166,100                                                                   

                                                                                

16      Federal counternarcotic revenues                                                     50,000                                                                      

                                                                                

17  Special revenue funds:                                                      

                                                                                

18      State general fund/general purpose                                               $    3,296,100                                                                   

                                                                                

19                                                                                   Sec. 105.  VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS                                   

                                                                                

20      American legion                                                                  $    886,000                                                                     

                                                                                

21      Disabled American veterans                                                           732,400                                                                     

                                                                                

22      Marine corps league                                                                  336,300                                                                     

                                                                                

23      American veterans of World War II and Korea                                          464,800                                                                     

                                                                                

24      Veterans of foreign wars                                                             886,000                                                                     

                                                                                

25      Michigan paralyzed veterans of America                                               165,700                                                                     

                                                                                

26      Purple heart                                                                         157,900                                                                     

                                                                                

27      Veterans of World War I                                                              100                                                                         


                                                                                

1       Polish legion of American veterans                                                   41,200                                                                      

                                                                                

2       Jewish veterans of America                                                           41,200                                                                      

                                                                                

3       State of Michigan council Vietnam veterans of                               

                                                                                

4                                                                                    America                                                                              159,500                                                                     

                                                                                

5       Catholic war veterans                                                                41,200                                                                      

                                                                                

6       GROSS APPROPRIATION                                                              $    3,912,300                                                                   

                                                                                

7                                                                                    Appropriated from:                                                          

                                                                                

8   Special revenue funds:                                                      

                                                                                

9       State general fund/general purpose                                               $    3,912,300                                                                   

                                                                                

10                                                                                   Sec. 106.  GRAND RAPIDS VETERANS' HOME                                      

                                                                                

11                                                                                   Full-time equated classified positions    517.0                                                                       

                                                                                

12      Grand Rapids veterans' home--517.0 FTE positions                                 $    43,847,200                                                                  

                                                                                

13      Board of managers                                                                    300,000                                                                     

                                                                                

14      GROSS APPROPRIATION                                                              $    44,147,200                                                                  

                                                                                

15                                                                                   Appropriated from:                                                          

                                                                                

16  Federal revenues:                                                           

                                                                                

17      DVA-VHA                                                                              13,626,400                                                                  

                                                                                

18      HHS, Medicaid                                                                        365,300                                                                     

                                                                                

19      HHS, Medicare                                                                        718,000                                                                     

                                                                                

20  Special revenue funds:                                                      

                                                                                

21      Private - veterans' home post and posthumous funds                                   300,000                                                                     

                                                                                

22      Income and assessments                                                               15,337,500                                                                  

                                                                                

23      Lease revenue                                                                        34,100                                                                      

                                                                                

24      State general fund/general purpose                                               $    13,765,900                                                                  

                                                                                

25                                                                                   Sec. 107.  D.J. JACOBETTI VETERANS' HOME                                    

                                                                                

26                                                                                   Full-time equated classified positions    159.0                                                                       

                                                                                

27      D.J. Jacobetti veterans' home--159.0 FTE positions                               $    13,630,100                                                                  


                                                                                

1       Board of managers                                                                    125,000                                                                     

                                                                                

2       GROSS APPROPRIATION                                                              $    13,755,100                                                                  

                                                                                

3                                                                                    Appropriated from:                                                          

                                                                                

4   Federal revenues:                                                           

                                                                                

5       DVA-VHA                                                                              4,062,800                                                                   

                                                                                

6       HHS, Medicare                                                                        272,600                                                                     

                                                                                

7       HHS, Medicaid                                                                        34,600                                                                      

                                                                                

8   Special revenue funds:                                                      

                                                                                

9       Private - veterans' home post and posthumous funds                                   125,000                                                                     

                                                                                

10      Income and assessments                                                               4,595,000                                                                   

                                                                                

11      State general fund/general purpose                                               $    4,665,100                                                                   

                                                                                

12                                                                                   Sec. 108.  VETERANS' AFFAIRS DIRECTORATE                                    

                                                                                

13                                                                                   Full-time equated classified positions    16.0                                                                        

                                                                                

14      Veterans' affairs directorate administration--3.0                           

                                                                                

15                                                                                   FTE positions                                                                    $    302,900                                                                     

                                                                                

16      Veterans' trust fund administration--13.0 FTE                               

                                                                                

17                                                                                   positions                                                                            1,081,800                                                                   

                                                                                

18      Veterans' trust fund grants                                                          3,746,500                                                                   

                                                                                

19      GROSS APPROPRIATION                                                              $    5,131,200                                                                   

                                                                                

20                                                                                   Appropriated from:                                                          

                                                                                

21  Special revenue funds:                                                      

                                                                                

22      Michigan veterans' trust fund                                                        4,828,300                                                                   

                                                                                

23      State general fund/general purpose                                               $    302,900                                                                     

                                                                                

24                                                                                   Sec. 109.  INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY                                           

                                                                                

25      Information technology services and projects                                     $    1,182,000                                                                   

                                                                                

26      GROSS APPROPRIATION                                                              $    1,182,000                                                                   

                                                                                

27                                                                                   Appropriated from:                                                          


                                                                                

1   Federal revenues:                                                           

                                                                                

2       DOD-DOA-NGB                                                                          157,800                                                                     

                                                                                

3       DVA-VHA                                                                              277,600                                                                     

                                                                                

4       HHS, Medicare                                                                        8,200                                                                       

                                                                                

5   Special revenue funds:                                                      

                                                                                

6       Income and assessments                                                               314,900                                                                     

                                                                                

7       State general fund/general purpose                                               $    423,500                                                                     

                                                                                

8   PART 2                                                                      

                                                                                

9   PROVISIONS CONCERNING APPROPRIATIONS                                        

                                                                                

10  GENERAL SECTIONS                                                            

                                                                                

11      Sec. 201.  Pursuant to section 30 of article IX of the state                

                                                                                

12  constitution of 1963, total state spending from state resources under       

                                                                                

13  part 1 for fiscal year 2004-2005 is $63,162,800.00 and state spending       

                                                                                

14  from state resources to be paid to local units of government for fiscal     

                                                                                

15  year 2004-2005 is $120,000.00.  The itemized statement below identifies     

                                                                                

16  appropriations from which spending to units of local government will        

                                                                                

17  occur:                                                                      

                                                                                

18  DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS                                 

                                                                                

19  MILITARY TRAINING SITES AND SUPPORT FACILITIES                              

                                                                                

20      Payments in lieu of taxes                                                        $    70,000                                                                      

                                                                                

21  MICHIGAN VETERANS' TRUST FUND                                               

                                                                                

22      County counselor travel expenses                                                 $    50,000                                                                      

                                                                                

23      TOTAL                                                                            $    120,000                                                                     

                                                                                

24      Sec. 202.  The appropriations authorized under this bill are subject        

                                                                                

25  to the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1101 to 18.1594.      

                                                                                

26      Sec. 203.  As used in this bill:                                            

                                                                                

27                                                                                   (a)  "Department" means the department of military and veterans             


                                                                                

1   affairs.                                                                    

                                                                                

2                                                                                    (b)  "Director" means the director of the department of military            

                                                                                

3   and veterans affairs.                                                       

                                                                                

4                                                                                    (c)  "DOD" means the United States department of defense.                   

                                                                                

5                                                                                    (d)  "DOD-DOA-NGB" means the DOD department of the army, national           

                                                                                

6   guard bureau.                                                               

                                                                                

7                                                                                    (e)  "DVA" means the United States department of veterans'                  

                                                                                

8   affairs.                                                                    

                                                                                

9                                                                                    (f)  "DVA-VHA" means the DVA veterans' health administration.               

                                                                                

10                                                                                   (g)  "FTE" means full-time equated.                                         

                                                                                

11                                                                                   (h)  "HHS" means the United States department of health and human           

                                                                                

12  services.                                                                   

                                                                                

13                                                                                   (i)  "IDG" means interdepartmental grant.                                   

                                                                                

14      Sec. 204.  The department of civil service shall bill the department        

                                                                                

15  at the end of the first fiscal quarter for the 1% charge authorized by      

                                                                                

16  section 5 of article XI of the state constitution of 1963.  Payments        

                                                                                

17  shall be made for the total amount of the billing by the end of the         

                                                                                

18  second fiscal quarter.                                                      

                                                                                

19      Sec. 208.  Unless otherwise specified, the department shall use the         

                                                                                

20  Internet to fulfill the reporting requirements of this bill.  This          

                                                                                

21  requirement may include transmission of reports via electronic mail to      

                                                                                

22  the recipients identified for each reporting requirement, or it may         

                                                                                

23  include placement of reports on an Internet or Intranet site.               

                                                                                

24      Sec. 212.  (1)  Of the funds appropriated in section 103 for                

                                                                                

25  military training sites and support facilities, there shall be              

                                                                                

26  established a Michigan national guard education assistance program.         

                                                                                

27  Disbursements to the educational assistance program shall not exceed        


                                                                                

1   $1,300,000.00 without legislative approval.  Under the program, a           

                                                                                

2   member of the national guard who is in active service and who enrolls       

                                                                                

3   as a full- or part-time student at a public or private state college or     

                                                                                

4   university may be eligible to receive up to an equivalent of 50% of the     

                                                                                

5   total cost of tuition not to exceed $2,000.00, as education assistance,     

                                                                                

6   in any academic year.                                                       

                                                                                

7                                                                                    (2)  As used in this section, an eligible person means a member             

                                                                                

8   of the Michigan national guard who is in active service, as defined in      

                                                                                

9   section 105 of the Michigan military act, 1967 PA 150, MCL 32.505.  An      

                                                                                

10  eligible person does not include a member of the Michigan national          

                                                                                

11  guard or air national guard who is absent without leave or who is under     

                                                                                

12  charges as described in the Michigan code of military justice of 1980,      

                                                                                

13  1980 PA 523, MCL 32.1001 to 32.1148.                                        

                                                                                

14                                                                                   (3)  The department of military and veterans affairs, office of             

                                                                                

15  the adjutant general shall administer the education assistance program      

                                                                                

16  and prescribe forms and procedures to effectively carry out the             

                                                                                

17  education assistance program.                                               

                                                                                

18                                                                                   (4)  An eligible person shall apply to the department of military           

                                                                                

19  and veterans affairs, office of the adjutant general for education          

                                                                                

20  assistance and shall provide evidence of attendance and completion of       

                                                                                

21  the course of study with a grade of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its     

                                                                                

22  equivalent.  The adjutant general shall approve the application for         

                                                                                

23  reimbursement if the applicant meets the definition of an eligible          

                                                                                

24  person under subsection (2) and other criteria as established by the        

                                                                                

25  adjutant general.                                                           

                                                                                

26                                                                                   (5)  The education assistance program applies to any course of              

                                                                                

27  instruction that is included in an associate, undergraduate, or             


                                                                                

1   postgraduate degree program offered by a college or university of this      

                                                                                

2   state.                                                                      

                                                                                

3                                                                                    (6)  The education assistance program applies to an eligible                

                                                                                

4   person notwithstanding any other educational incentive or benefit           

                                                                                

5   received by the eligible person under any other educational assistance      

                                                                                

6   program provided by any other state.                                        

                                                                                

7                                                                                    (7)  An eligible person who successfully completes the course of            

                                                                                

8   study with a grade of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent,       

                                                                                

9   shall be eligible for reimbursement.                                        

                                                                                

10                                                                                   (8)  The department of military and veterans affairs may use                

                                                                                

11  funds from the appropriated funds to administer the education               

                                                                                

12  assistance program.                                                         

                                                                                

13                                                                                   (9)  Reimbursed members who do not complete their national guard            

                                                                                

14  obligation shall pay the state for money received from the state for        

                                                                                

15  tuition.  Members who fail to repay the state within the time limits        

                                                                                

16  established by the adjutant general shall be indebted to the state.         

                                                                                

17  The department shall work in conjunction with the department of             

                                                                                

18  treasury for inclusion in the tax intercept program for amounts due the     

                                                                                

19  state.                                                                      

                                                                                

20                                                                                   (10)  A portion of the funds for the Michigan national guard                

                                                                                

21  education assistance program may be used by the department for the          

                                                                                

22  purpose of promoting the program and for encouraging those persons the      

                                                                                

23  department wishes to have enlist or reenlist in the Michigan national       

                                                                                

24  guard.                                                                      

                                                                                

25      Sec. 221.  From the funds appropriated in part 1 for information            

                                                                                

26  technology, the department shall pay user fees to the department of         

                                                                                

27  information technology for technology-related services and projects.        


                                                                                

1   Such user fees shall be subject to provisions of an interagency             

                                                                                

2   agreement between the department and the department of information          

                                                                                

3   technology.                                                                 

                                                                                

4       Sec. 223.  Amounts appropriated in part 1 for information technology        

                                                                                

5   may be designated as work projects and carried forward to support           

                                                                                

6   technology projects under the direction of the department of                

                                                                                

7   information technology.  Funds designated in this manner are not            

                                                                                

8   available for expenditure until approved as work projects under section     

                                                                                

9   451a of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1451a.           

                                                                                

10      Sec. 224.  (1)  In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1,            

                                                                                

11  there is appropriated an amount not to exceed $5,000,000.00 for federal     

                                                                                

12  contingency funds.  These funds are not available for expenditure until     

                                                                                

13  they have been transferred to another line item in this bill under          

                                                                                

14  section 393(2) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL           

                                                                                

15  18.1393.                                                                    

                                                                                

16                                                                                   (2)  In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1, there is              

                                                                                

17  appropriated an amount not to exceed $2,000,000.00 for state restricted     

                                                                                

18  contingency funds.  These funds are not available for expenditure until     

                                                                                

19  they have been transferred to another line item in this bill under          

                                                                                

20  section 393(2) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL           

                                                                                

21  18.1393.                                                                    

                                                                                

22                                                                                   (3)  In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1, there is              

                                                                                

23  appropriated an amount not to exceed $100,000.00 for local contingency      

                                                                                

24  funds.  These funds are not available for expenditure until they have       

                                                                                

25  been transferred to another line item in this bill under section 393(2)     

                                                                                

26  of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1393.                 

                                                                                

27                                                                                   (4)  In addition to the funds appropriated in part 1, there is              


                                                                                

1   appropriated an amount not to exceed $100,000.00 for private                

                                                                                

2   contingency funds.  These funds are not available for expenditure until     

                                                                                

3   they have been transferred to another line item in this bill under          

                                                                                

4   section 393(2) of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL           

                                                                                

5   18.1393.                                                                    

                                                                                

6       Sec. 225.  Funds appropriated in part 1 shall not be used for the           

                                                                                

7   purchase of foreign goods or services, or both, if competitively priced     

                                                                                

8   and comparable quality American goods or services, or both, are             

                                                                                

9   available.  Preference should be given to goods and services or both,       

                                                                                

10  manufactured or provided by Michigan businesses if they are                 

                                                                                

11  competitively priced and of comparable value.                               

                                                                                

12  HEADQUARTERS AND ARMORIES                                                   

                                                                                

13      Sec. 302.  (1)  The funds appropriated in this bill for private             

                                                                                

14  donations to the ChalleNGe program shall be considered state restricted     

                                                                                

15  revenue, and unexpended funds remaining at the close of the fiscal year     

                                                                                

16  shall not lapse to the general fund but shall be carried forward to the     

                                                                                

17  subsequent fiscal year.                                                     

                                                                                

18                                                                                   (2)  The department shall make every effort to identify                     

                                                                                

19  alternative sources of revenue to replace the general fund/general          

                                                                                

20  purpose funding provided in this bill for the ChalleNGe program.            

                                                                                

21                                                                                   (3)  The department may charge a parent or guardian of a                    

                                                                                

22  participant in the ChalleNGe program a fee for participating in the         

                                                                                

23  program if the participant is a member of a family with an income that      

                                                                                

24  exceeds 200% of the federal poverty guidelines as published by the          

                                                                                

25  United States department of health and human services.  The amount          

                                                                                

26  charged the parent or guardian shall not exceed the per student state       

                                                                                

27  share cost of administering the program.  The parent or guardian shall      


                                                                                

1   be notified of any charge to be assessed under this subsection prior to     

                                                                                

2   enrollment of the child in the program.                                     

                                                                                

3                                                                                    (4)  The department shall take steps to insure that at least 75%            

                                                                                

4   of the participants in the ChalleNGe program are members of families        

                                                                                

5   with incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.                 

                                                                                

6       Sec. 304.  The department will partner with the family independence         

                                                                                

7   agency to identify youth who may be eligible for the ChalleNGe program      

                                                                                

8   from those youth served by family independence agency programs.  Such       

                                                                                

9   eligible youth shall be given priority for enrollment in the program.       

                                                                                

10  VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS                                              

                                                                                

11      Sec. 501.  (1)  Money appropriated in section 105 for grants to             

                                                                                

12  veterans service organizations shall be used only for salaries, wages,      

                                                                                

13  related personnel costs, training, and equipment for accredited veteran     

                                                                                

14  service advocacy officers and necessary support and managerial staff.       

                                                                                

15  Training shall be provided for service advocacy officers and shall be       

                                                                                

16  conducted by accredited advocacy officers.                                  

                                                                                

17                                                                                   (2)  To receive a grant from the money appropriated in section              

                                                                                

18  105, a veterans service organization shall meet the following               

                                                                                

19  eligibility requirements:                                                   

                                                                                

20                                                                                   (a)  Be congressionally chartered by the United States Congress.            

                                                                                

21                                                                                   (b)  Be an active participating member of the Michigan veterans             

                                                                                

22  organizations' rehabilitation and veterans service committee and abide      

                                                                                

23  by its rules, guidelines, and programs.                                     

                                                                                

24                                                                                   (c)  Demonstrate the receipt of monetary or service support from            

                                                                                

25  its own organization.                                                       

                                                                                

26                                                                                   (d)  Comply with the department's and the legislature's                     

                                                                                

27  requirements of accounting audits, service work activity, accounting of     


                                                                                

1   recoveries, listing of volunteer hours, budget requests, and other          

                                                                                

2   requirements specified in subsection (3).                                   

                                                                                

3                                                                                    (e)  For a veterans service organization founded after September            

                                                                                

4   30, 1989, be in operation and providing service to Michigan veterans        

                                                                                

5   for not less than 2 years before receiving an initial state grant.          

                                                                                

6   During this 2-year period of time, the organization shall file a            

                                                                                

7   listing of service work activity and an accounting of recoveries with       

                                                                                

8   the department, the senate and house fiscal agencies, the senate and        

                                                                                

9   house of representatives appropriations subcommittees on military           

                                                                                

10  affairs, and the state budget office on forms as prescribed by the          

                                                                                

11  department.                                                                 

                                                                                

12                                                                                   (3)  A veterans service organization receiving a grant from the             

                                                                                

13  money appropriated in section 105 shall file with the department an         

                                                                                

14  accounting of its expenditures, audited and certified by a certified        

                                                                                

15  public accountant, within 120 days after the organization's fiscal year     

                                                                                

16  end.  Each organization shall provide a detailed budget request for the     

                                                                                

17  fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, to the department by November        

                                                                                

18  15, 2004, within the format as prescribed by the department to be used      

                                                                                

19  in the development of the budget for the fiscal year ending September       

                                                                                

20  30, 2006.  Each veterans service organization shall provide 5 copies of     

                                                                                

21  a listing of all service activity, an accounting of recoveries, and a       

                                                                                

22  listing of volunteer hours for the fiscal year ending September 30,         

                                                                                

23  2004, to the department by January 31, 2005.  The listing of volunteer      

                                                                                

24  hours shall include the hours, services, and donations provided to          

                                                                                

25  residents of the Grand Rapids veterans' home and the D.J. Jacobetti         

                                                                                

26  veterans' home.  Each veterans service organization shall provide a         

                                                                                

27  copy of the most recent and completed internal revenue service form 990     


                                                                                

1   to the department at the end of the fiscal year ending September 30,        

                                                                                

2   2004.  A veterans service organization receiving a grant from the money     

                                                                                

3   appropriated in section 105 shall use the forms recommended by the          

                                                                                

4   Michigan veterans organizations' rehabilitation and veterans service        

                                                                                

5   committee for filing reports required by this bill.  The department         

                                                                                

6   shall forward information required under this section to the senate and     

                                                                                

7   house fiscal agencies, the senate and house of representatives              

                                                                                

8   appropriations subcommittees on military affairs, and the state budget      

                                                                                

9   office.                                                                     

                                                                                

10  VETERANS' HOMES                                                             

                                                                                

11      Sec. 603.  The money appropriated in this bill for the boards of            

                                                                                

12  managers may be expended for facility improvements, the purchase and        

                                                                                

13  repair of equipment and furnishings, member services, and other             

                                                                                

14  purposes that benefit the Grand Rapids veterans' home and the D.J.          

                                                                                

15  Jacobetti veterans' home.                                                   

                                                                                

16  VETERANS' TRUST FUND                                                        

                                                                                

17      Sec. 703.  (1)  By April 1, 2005, the department shall submit to the        

                                                                                

18  senate and house of representatives appropriations subcommittees on         

                                                                                

19  military affairs and the state budget office a detailed annual report       

                                                                                

20  of the Michigan veterans' trust fund for fiscal year 2003-2004.  The        

                                                                                

21  report shall include information on grants provided from the emergency      

                                                                                

22  grant program and the veterans survivor tuition program, including          

                                                                                

23  details concerning the methodology of allocations, the selection of         

                                                                                

24  emergency grant program authorized agents, and a detailed breakdown of      

                                                                                

25  trust fund expenditures for that year.  The report shall also provide       

                                                                                

26  an update on the department's efforts to reduce program administrative      

                                                                                

27  costs.                                                                      


                                                                                

1                                                                                    (2)  The annual report required under subsection (1) shall                  

                                                                                

2   contain information on the veterans survivors tuition program,              

                                                                                

3   including the number of participants, where the participants attended       

                                                                                

4   school, payments made to each school, the average grade point and           

                                                                                

5   number of college credits earned by each participant, the number of         

                                                                                

6   participants suspended by the program, and the number of participants       

                                                                                

7   who earned a degree during fiscal year 2003-2004.