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






     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.