SENATE BILL No. 802

 

 

November 8, 2011, Introduced by Senators COLBECK, CASWELL, KAHN, NOFS, PAPPAGEORGE, BRANDENBURG, GREEN, MARLEAU, SCHUITMAKER, WALKER, CASPERSON, JANSEN, HILDENBRAND, HUNE, MEEKHOF, EMMONS, KOWALL, PAVLOV, BOOHER, JONES, ROBERTSON, ROCCA, RICHARDVILLE and PROOS and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

 

 

 

     A bill to amend 1984 PA 431, entitled

 

"The management and budget act,"

 

(MCL 18.1101 to 18.1594) by adding section 141a.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 141a. (1) Each fiscal year, by the deadline established

 

in section 363 for the governor to submit a budget to the

 

legislature, each reporting unit shall prepare and submit to the

 

department a budget detailing proposed expenditures in a manner

 

that does all of the following:

 

     (a) Identifies each work project managed or supported by the

 

reporting unit and, if applicable, identifies any other reporting

 

unit that manages the work project.

 

     (b) Identifies each core service delivered by the reporting

 


unit.

 

     (c) Identifies each support service delivered by the reporting

 

unit and, if applicable, identifies any other reporting unit that

 

delivers the support service.

 

     (d) Identifies the budget requirements for each core service,

 

support service, and work project.

 

     (e) Breaks down the budget requirement for each core service,

 

support service, and work project into, at a minimum, the following

 

expense categories: wages, health care benefits, retirement

 

benefits, other benefits, overhead, and contracts.

 

     (f) Identifies revenue sources and amounts for each core

 

service, support service, and work project.

 

     (2) The department shall submit the budget required under

 

subsection (1) to the secretary of the senate and the clerk of the

 

house of representatives in a spreadsheet-compatible format and

 

shall post the proposed budget on the department's public website.

 

     (3) As used in this section:

 

     (a) "Core service" means an activity that provides measurable

 

value to beneficiaries such as citizens, businesses, or units of

 

local government.

 

     (b) "Overhead" means any indirect expense that supports the

 

reporting unit in delivering a core service, including, but not

 

limited to, facility, utility, and technology costs.

 

     (c) "Reporting unit" means a state department, agency, office,

 

board, commission, authority, or other organizational unit in the

 

executive branch of the government of this state.

 

     (d) "Support service" means an activity, such as information

 


technology, accounting, human resources, legal, and other support

 

functions that are required to support the ongoing delivery of core

 

services.

 

     (e) "Work project" means a group of activities featuring a

 

fixed duration, budget, and scope that is expected to cause a

 

measurable change in the delivery, efficiency, or effectiveness of

 

1 or more core services.