HOUSE BILL No. 4016

 

 

January 11, 2017, Introduced by Rep. Green and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

 

     A bill to create the Michigan infrastructure council; and to

 

prescribe the powers and duties of certain state agencies and

 

officials.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the

 

"Michigan infrastructure council act".

 

     Sec. 2. As used in this act:

 

     (a) "Asset" means infrastructure related to water,

 

transportation, energy, or communications, including, but not

 

limited to, water supply systems, sewer systems, drains and

 

stormwater systems, roads, bridges, broadband and communication

 

systems, and electricity and natural gas networks.

 

     (b) "Asset management" means the practice of identifying and


managing infrastructure in a cost-effective and efficient manner

 

based on continuous collection of data.

 

     (c) "Council" means the Michigan infrastructure council

 

created in section 3.

 

     (d) "Department" means the department of technology,

 

management, and budget.

 

     Sec. 3. (1) The Michigan infrastructure council is created

 

within the department.

 

     (2) The council consists of 9 members representative of 1 or

 

more of the following:

 

     (a) Infrastructure technical experts from the public and

 

private sectors with knowledge of and expertise in the areas of

 

transportation, water, energy, and communications.

 

     (b) Financial and procurement experts from the public and

 

private sectors.

 

     (c) Key state departments.

 

     (d) Regional entities.

 

     (3) Members of the council shall be appointed as follows:

 

     (a) Three by the governor.

 

     (b) Two by the senate majority leader.

 

     (c) Two by the speaker of the house of representatives.

 

     (d) One by the senate minority leader.

 

     (e) One by the house minority leader.

 

     (4) The members first appointed to the council must be

 

appointed within 90 days after the effective date of this act.

 

     (5) Members of the council shall serve for terms of 2 years or

 

until a successor is appointed, whichever is later, except that of


the members first appointed under subsection (3)(a), 2 shall serve

 

for 2 years and 1 shall serve for 1 year and of the members first

 

appointed under subsection (3)(b) and (c), 1 shall serve for 1 year

 

and 1 shall serve for 2 years.

 

     (6) A vacancy on the council shall be filled for the unexpired

 

term in the same manner as the original appointment.

 

     (7) A member of the council may be removed for incompetence,

 

dereliction of duty, malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance in

 

office, or any other good cause.

 

     (8) The governor shall call the first meeting of the council.

 

At the first meeting, the council shall elect from among its

 

members a chairperson and other officers as it considers necessary

 

or appropriate. After the first meeting, the council shall meet at

 

least quarterly, or more frequently at the call of the chairperson

 

or if requested by 3 or more members.

 

     (9) A majority of the members of the council constitute a

 

quorum for the transaction of business at a meeting of the council.

 

A majority of the members serving are required for official action

 

of the council.

 

     (10) The council shall perform its business at a public

 

meeting of the council held in compliance with the open meetings

 

act, 1976 PA 267, MCL 15.261 to 15.275.

 

     (11) A writing prepared, owned, used, in the possession of, or

 

retained by the council in the performance of an official function

 

is subject to the freedom of information act, 1976 PA 442, MCL

 

15.231 to 15.246.

 

     (12) Members of the council shall serve without compensation.


However, members of the council may be reimbursed for their actual

 

and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their

 

official duties as members of the council.

 

     Sec. 4. The council shall do all of the following:

 

     (a) Establish a regional infrastructure pilot program to

 

identify existing data and data needs within the region and an

 

appropriate system to house and analyze this information.

 

     (b) Following an evaluation of the regional infrastructure

 

pilot program under subdivision (a), deploy an asset management

 

database process and system throughout this state.

 

     (c) Develop a long-term, integrated infrastructure strategy

 

for publicly held assets in this state and coordinate the strategy

 

with private utilities.

 

     (d) Design, oversee, and coordinate incentives, funding, and

 

financing opportunities for this state's various infrastructure

 

asset types.