FY 2022-23 & 2023-24 SUPPLEMENTAL H.B. 4292 (H-2) (CR-1)

SUMMARY OF CONFERENCE REPORT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House Bill 4292 (Substitute H-2) CR-1

Sponsor: Representative Felicia Brabec

House Committee: Appropriations

Senate Committee: Committee of the Whole

 

Date Completed: 11-1-23

 


CONTENT

 

The supplemental would appropriate a $339.8 million gross, $16.7 million General Fund/General Purpose (GF/GP) for fiscal year (FY) 2022-23, and $275.8 million gross, $103.7 million GF/GP for FY 2023-24. These funds would be appropriated across several State departments; amounts for each affected department are detailed in Tables 1 and 2.

 

Appropriations for FY 2022-23 are primarily items requested by the State Budget Office in Supplemental Request Letter 2023-7, which was submitted to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees on September 19, 2023. These items are largely intended to facilitate the close of books for FY 2022-23, and reflect the receipt of additional Federal, restricted, and local funds that were received by the requesting department during the fiscal year. Fiscal year 2022-23 appropriations also include three items that would be funded from GF/GP: $14.5 million in the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) for the operations of the State's veteran homes, $2.0 million for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to facilitate completion of a mass timber facility in Newberry, and $225,000 for the DMVA for National Guard leave time. In addition to book-closing appropriations for FY 2022-23, the bill contains a net-to-zero appropriation that would affect a total of $18.5 million in State Fiscal Recovery Funds (SFRF) received under the Federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) that was included for two senior centers earlier this year under Public Act (PA) 119 of 2023. The bill would unappropriate and reappropriate that $18.5 million and include updated boilerplate language governing that appropriation. Table 3 provides additional detail on each FY 2022-23 item included in the bill.

 

The bill also contains several items for FY 2023-24, including 13 university and community college capital outlay project planning authorizations with a total State cost share of $254.2 million, detailed in Table 4. In addition to 13 new capital outlay projects, the bill would authorize cost increases for three existing capital outlay projects: a $51.0 million increase for the State psychiatric hospital project, bringing its total authorized cost to $376.0 million; a $66.0 million increase for the comprehensive State public health and environmental science laboratory project, bringing its total authorized cost to $326.0 million; and a $57.0 million increase for Michigan State University's greenhouse and dairy facility, bringing its total authorized cost to $110.0 million. The State share of costs for the 13 university and community college projects as well as cost increases for the two State projects would be funded through bonds issued under the State Building Authority. The cost increase for Michigan State University would be covered by the university's resources.

 

Finally, the bill contains a number of noncapital outlay items for FY 2023-24. Several of these items are reappropriations of various grants and projects that were previously included in the FY 2023-24 budget that was signed into law earlier this year. The net appropriation of these items will be zero, as the State Budget Office has indicated that it will allow those prior appropriations to lapse. Generally, these items were reappropriated to allow for boilerplate governing the use of those funds to be changed or corrected. In terms of new items for FY 2023-24, highlights include the following: $114.1 million School Aid Fund (SAF) for school debt relief; $30.0 million GF/GP for costs related to a legal settlement between the City of Highland Park, the Great Lakes Water Authority, and the State of Michigan; $10.0 million GF/GP for deposit into the Late-Qualifying Eligible Manufacturing Personal Property Tax Reimbursement Fund; $6.5 million GF/GP and 36.0 FTEs for the new Michigan Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential (MLEAP); $2.0 million GF/GP and 3.0 FTEs for the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy's responsibilities under the Filter First program; and $4.0 million GF/GP for community center grants. Additional detail on remaining items funded under the bill is available Table 5.

 

Table 1

FY 2022-23 Supplemental Appropriations

Department

Gross

Federal

Other Funds

GF/GP

Corrections..........................

$1,600,000

$0

$1,600,000

$0

Education............................

40,266,000

40,266,000

0

0

Env., Great Lakes, and Energy

2,084,000

2,084,000

0

0

Health and Human Services...

40,015,600

40,015,600

0

0

Military and Veterans Affairs..

14,725,000

0

0

14,725,000

Natural Resources................

4,000,000

0

2,000,000

2,000,000

State Police.........................

3,000,000

3,000,000

0

0

Transportation.....................

234,117,700

234,117,700

0

0

TOTAL

$339,808,300

$319,483,300

$3,600,000

$16,725,000

 

Table 2

FY 2023-24 Supplemental Appropriations

Department

Gross

Federal

Other Funds

GF/GP

Capital Outlay*..............................

$1,300

$0

$0

$1,300

Education......................................

3,000,000

0

3,000,000

0

Env., Great Lakes, and Energy..........

102,000,000

55,000,000

0

47,000,000

Health and Human Services.............

0

0

0

0

Labor and Economic Opp.................

25,780,000

0

0

25,780,000

Lifelong Ed., Adv., and Potential...............

6,508,600

0

0

6,508,600

Tech., Mgmt. and Budget.................

7,500,000

0

0

7,500,000

Transportation...............................

3,900,000

0

0

3,900,000

Treasury.......................................

127,070,000

0

114,070,000

13,000,000

TOTAL

$275,759,900

$55,000,000

$117,070,000

$103,689,900

*The bill contains a $100 placeholder for each project. State support for the projects would total $254.3 million, assuming all projects eventually receive construction authorization.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

The bill would appropriate a total of $339.8 million gross, $16.7 million GF/GP for FY 2022-23 and would appropriate a total of $275.8 million gross, $103.7 GF/GP for FY 2023-24. Further detail on these appropriations is available in the CONTENT portion of this analysis, as well as Tables 3, 4, and 5, below.

 

 

 

 

 

Table 3

FY 2022-23 Supplemental Appropriation Details

Dept.

Item

Gross

GF/GP

MDOC

Detroit Detention Center local reimbursement........................

$1,600,000

$0

MDE

Child care caseload adjustment...........................................

40,000,000

0

MDE

ARP farm to school grant.................................................

266,000

0

EGLE

Great Lakes remediation action plan grants - IIJA...................

814,000

0

EGLE

Dam safety and coastal management programs IIJA............

210,000

0

EGLE

Great Lakes restoration initiative federal funds....................

1,060,000

0

DHHS

Community services non-SFRF ARP...................................

168,500

0

DHHS

Data modernization non-SFRF ARP....................................

4,231,300

0

DHHS

Epidemiology and lab capacity genomic seq. non-SFRF ARP...

7,398,900

0

DHHS

Public health infra., workforce, and data systems non-SFRF ARP

13,721,100

0

DHHS

Public health infra., workforce, and data systems other Federal

1,019,800

0

DHHS

Bridge access and confidence programs................................

336,500

0

DHHS

CCI - $15M GF/GP re-appropriation from 2023 PA 119............

0

0

DHHS

COVID-19 bridge access and confidence programs.................

3,283,200

0

DHHS

COVID-19 epidemiology and lab capacity..............................

6,194,200

0

DHHS

COVID-19 national wastewater surveillance system................

3,662,000

0

DHHS

ARP senior centers - $18.5M ARP re-approp. from 2023 PA 119

0

0

DMVA

Veteran homes operations shortfall......................................

14,500,000

14,500,000

DMVA

National Guard leave time .................................................

225,000

225,000

DNR

Newberry mass timber facility.............................................

4,000,000

2,000,000

MSP

Highway safety planning federal grant...............................

3,000,000

0

MDOT

State trunkline Federal aid.................................................

234,117,700

0

 

TOTAL

$339,808,300

$16,725,000

 

Table 4

FY 2023-24 Capital Outlay Planning Authorizations

Institution/Project

Total Cost

State Share

Institutional Share

Eastern Michigan University Engineering and technology complex phase II Roosevelt Hall

$42,500,000

$30,000,000

$12,500,000

Grand Valley State University Blue dot lab

140,000,000

30,000,000

110,000,000

Northern Michigan University Northern enterprise center (college of business)

19,100,000

13,370,000

5,730,000

Oakland University Science complex renovation project

40,000,000

30,000,000

10,000,000

Saginaw Valley State University Lake Huron environmental sciences research station

10,000,000

7,500,000

2,500,000

University of Michigan Flint Innovation and technology complex

40,000,000

30,000,000

10,000,000

Wayne State University Wayne law classroom building

40,000,000

30,000,000

10,000,000

Delta College Information technology and computer science (k wing) renovation

5,701,700

2,423,200

3,278,500

Grand Rapids Community College Learning resource center/library learning commons Project

33,600,000

16,800,000

16,800,000

Kalamazoo Valley Community College Automotive technology/advanced manufacturing wing

39,000,000

19,500,000

19,500,000

Macomb Community College Mobility and sustainability education center

58,554,100

26,349,300

32,204,800

Mott Community College Prahl college center renovation

30,500,000

12,500,000

18,000,000

Wayne County Community College Center for virtual learning and digital careers

11,564,200

5,782,100

5,782,100

TOTAL

$510,520,000

$254,224,600

$256,295,400

 

Table 5

FY 2023-24 Supplemental Appropriation Details

Dept.

Item

Gross

GF/GP

MDE

Marshall-Albion school infrastructure School Infrastructure and consolidation fund............................................................

$3,000,000

$0

 

 

 

 

EGLE1

ARP healthy hydration public/private schools; child care reimbursement................................................................

50,000,000

0

EGLE

Drinking water infrastructure grant - GLWA...........................

5,000,000

0

EGLE

Drinking water settlement Michigan/Highland Park/GLWA.....

30,000,000

30,000,000

EGLE

Clean Drinking Water Act implementation (3.0 FTEs)..............

2,000,000

2,000,000

EGLE

PFAS remediation grant program City of Muskegon..............

15,000,000

15,000,000

 

 

 

 

DHHS

Behavioral health access Altarum - $2M reappropriation ......

0

0

DHHS

Env. pub. health Joy Southfield to Cody Rouge - $500k reapprop.

0

0

DHHS

Medical debt relief - $4.5M reappropriation...........................

0

0

DHHS

Substance use treatment center - $10M reappropriation..........

0

0

 

 

 

 

LEO

Community center grants..................................................

4,000,000

4,000,000

LEO2

Community enhancement grants.........................................

16,300,000

16,300,000

LEO2

Michigan enhancement grants............................................

1,000,000

1,000,000

LEO2

Public infrastructure grants................................................

1,580,000

1,580,000

LEO2

Workforce development grants...........................................

2,500,000

2,500,000

LEO2

Public safety grants..........................................................

150,000

150,000

LEO

Digital workforce development - $4.9M reappropriation...........

0

0

LEO

New Michigander support - $3.0M reappropriation..................

0

0

LEO

Paid family leave actuarial study.........................................

250,000

250,000

LEO

Talent investment pilot - $5.0M reappropriation.....................

0

0

 

 

 

 

MLEAP

Unclassified salaries (6.0 FTEs)...........................................

749,700

749,700

MLEAP

Executive direction and support (30.0 FTEs)..........................

5,758,900

5,758,900

 

 

 

 

DTMB3

Healthcare supply chain technology - FreightVerify.................

7,500,000

7,500,000

 

 

 

 

MDOT

Crit. infrastructure project US-131 interchange

3,900,000

3,900,000

 

 

 

 

Treasury

Late-qualifying eligible manufacturing PPT reimbursement fund

10,000,000

10,000,000

Treasury

Municipal facilities infrastructure elections administration......

3,000,000

3,000,000

Treasury

School district emergency loan debt relief School Aid Fund....

114,070,000

0

 

TOTAL

$275,759,900

$103,689,900

1 This appropriation was originally included in PA 53 of 2022 and has not been spent or allocated. The State Budget Office has indicated that it will allow the work project for that appropriation to lapse.

2 These appropriations were originally included in PA 119 of 2023 and have not been spent or allocated. The State Budget Office has indicated that the original appropriations for these items will be allowed to lapse and the end of the fiscal year. Updated boilerplate for these items is detailed in sections 502, 504, 507, 508, and 510 of the bill.

3 This appropriation was originally included in PA 166 of 2022 and has not been spent or allocated. The work project for that appropriation was ordered to lapse by the State Budget Director in a letter received by the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on October 30, 2023.

 

FY 2023-24 BOILERPLATE LANGUAGE SECTIONS-PART 2

 

Sec. 201. General. Records amount of total State spending and payments to local units of

government.

 

Sec. 202. General. Subjects appropriations and expenditures to the provisions of the Management and Budget Act.

 

Sec. 203. General. Requires appropriations to be spent consistent with Federal rules and regulations.

 

Sec. 204. General. Subjects appropriations to Federal audit and reporting requirements.

 

Sec. 205. General. Requires monthly reporting on spending related to COVID-19.

 

Sec. 206. General. Specifies that grants to single recipients and local governments in part 1 are for a public purpose subject to procurement statutes and bidding, unless sponsored by a legislator or a department. Sponsors for grants to private or local government entities must be identified before January 15, 2024. This section also assigns and outlines responsibilities to the department to manage and monitor grants.

 

Sec. 301. Capital Outlay. Allows capital outlay projects financed through the State Building Authority to be leased back to the entity undertaking the project and declares those leases a public purpose. States intent of the Legislature to appropriate funds for rental payments on those facilities.

 

Sec. 302. Capital Outlay. Increases the total authorized cost for the State public health and environmental science laboratory project by $66.0 million for a total authorized cost of $326.0 million. Additional funds for the project would be financed through bonds issued by the State Building Authority.

 

Sec. 303. Capital Outlay. Increases the total authorized cost for the State psychiatric hospital complex project by $51.0 million for a total authorized cost of $376.0 million. Additional funds for the project would be financed through bonds issued by the State Building Authority.

 

Sec. 304. Capital Outlay. Increases the total authorized cost for the Michigan State University greenhouse and dairy renovation and addition project by $57.0 million for a total authorized cost of $110.0 million. Additional funds for the project would come from Michigan State University resources.

 

Sec. 351. Department of Education. Directs appropriation for the school infrastructure grant to Marshall Public Schools to be spend on a school building within the boundary of the former Albion school district.

 

Sec. 401. Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. Directs EGLE to use funds for ARP healthy hydration to reimburse school districts, nonpublic schools, and child care centers for devices that provide filtered drinking water. Establishes appropriation as a work project.

 

Sec. 402. Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. Directs EGLE to allocate funds for the drinking water infrastructure grant program to the Great Lakes Water Authority to support a drinking water infrastructure project. Establishes appropriation as a work project.

 

Sec. 403. Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. Directs EGLE to use funds for the drinking water settlement agreement to support the State's commitment under a settlement agreement between the State, the City of Highland Park, and the Great Lakes Water Authority. Requires EGLE to use other already-appropriated funds that could be used for this purpose to support the settlement agreement before spending this appropriation. Requires quarterly reporting on expenditures. Establishes appropriation as a work project.

 

Sec. 404. Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. Directs EGLE to allocate funds for the PFAS remediation grant program to Muskegon County for remediation efforts at a former industrial site on Muskegon Lake.

 

Sec. 451. Department of Health and Human Services. Shifts $2.0 million of existing Altarum funding for patient health information consent tool to $0.2 million for the patient health information consent tool and $1.8 million for implementation of behavioral health training initiative. Funding will remain with Altarum.

 

Sec. 452. Department of Health and Human Services. Shifts $0.5 million of existing funding for home health assessments and coordination of health action plans from Joy Southfield Development Corporation to Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance.

 

Sec. 453. Department of Health and Human Services. Modifies existing boilerplate for medical debt relief program. Adds the counties of Ingham, Kalamazoo, Kent, Oakland, and Wayne as participants in the program subject to county funding participation. Adds other local units of government as allowable participants as well. Adds a report on the medical debt relief program.

 

Sec. 454. Department of Health and Human Services. Modifies existing boilerplate for ACCESS substance use treatment center to ensure grant is provided to location in Dearborn.

 

Sec. 501. Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. Identifies eligibility criteria for community center grants in part 1 and designates spending under this line item as a work project with a tentative completion date of September 30, 2028.

 

Sec. 502. Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. Directs that grants from the community enhancement grants line in part 1 be spent in the following manner:

 

--    $300,000.00 to the Boys and Girls Club of Flint.

--    $5.0 million to a community development financial institution in Saginaw for housing, food access, and development projects.

--    $3.0 million for symphony orchestras in Michigan.

--    $4.8 million to the Charles H. Wright Museum in Detroit.

--    $3.2 million to the Detroit Historical Society.

 

Sec. 503. Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. Directs the digital workforce development grant in part 1 be allocated to a school district in Owosso City in Shiawassee County. The previous grant of the same name in article 9 of PA 119 of 2023 went to the Department.

 

Sec. 504. Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. Directs the Michigan enhancement grants in part 1 be allocated to Jackson City. A previous grant in article 9 of PA 119 of 2023 went to the Jackson City Housing Commission.

 

Sec. 505. Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. Directs the grant for new Michigander support in part 1 be allocated to the Office of Global Michigan. A previous grant in article 9 of PA 119 of 2023 went to a nonprofit organization.

 

Sec. 506. Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. Requires the funds appropriated in part 1 for Paid Family Leave Actuarial Study to be used to contract with a third-party expert actuary to perform an actuarial analysis for a statewide paid family and medical leave program. The analysis must compare at least two program models and consider stipulated parameters, including an option to exempt small employers.

 

 

 

Sec. 507. Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. Directs the public infrastructure grants in part 1 be spent in the following manner:

 

--    $1.0 million to Merit Park in Detroit for re-development.

--    $500,000.00 to Gross Point Farms for utility maintenance costs.

--    $80,000.00 to Northville Maybury Park in Wayne County.

 

Sec. 508. Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. Directs the public safety grants in part 1 be allocated to the Chocolay Township Fire Department for operations.

 

Sec. 509. Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. Directs the Department to develop a pilot program with the stated goals of increasing Michigan s population of young talent and creating business ownership opportunities for local residents.

 

Sec. 510. Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. Directs the workforce development grants in part 1 be allocated to the Michigan Health and Hospital Association for an education, training, and housing program in Flint.

 

Sec. 511. Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. This section requires the grant recipients identified in this act release any claim to grant funding previously appropriated in article 9 of PA 119 of 2023.

 

Sec. 551. Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential. The section creates new reporting requirements for the Department that include FTE amounts, job classifications, salaries, use of existing resources, and new activities not currently undertaken by other departments. The reports will be due on a quarterly basis, beginning on February 1, 2024.

 

Sec. 601. Department of Technology, Management and Budget. Requires the funds appropriated in part 1 for Healthcare Supply Chain Technology to be used to contract with a software-as-a-service supply chain visibility technology provider. The technology is to be used for a statewide emergency preparedness network. The selected vendor must meet specified criteria.

 

Sec. 651. Department of Transportation. Increases the funding for the US 131 interchange loop by $3.9 million of GF/GP. Indicates the intent of the Legislature that the Department must utilize any other appropriated funds to cover any additional costs of the project.

 

Sec. 701. Department of Treasury. Requires the funds appropriated in part 1 for late-qualifying eligible manufacturing personal property tax reimbursement to be distributed to local tax collecting units. The units that levied the taxes are to be refunded for property taxes paid or are to receive unpaid 2021 property taxes. Funds must not be distributed unless House Bill 4084 of the 102nd Legislature is enacted into law.

 

Sec. 702. Department of Treasury. Requires the funds appropriated in part 1 for municipal facilities infrastructure to be used for grants to facilities that support elections administration activities. Grants of $1.0 million each must be allocated to the cities of Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Grand Rapids.

 

Sec. 703. Department of Treasury. Directs the Department to pay school district debt from the school district emergency loan debt relief line in the following amounts: $42,232,000 for Ypsilanti Community Schools, $31,336,000 for Muskegon Heights School District, $18,362,000 for Pontiac City School District, $12,120,000 for the former Inkster School District, and $10,020,000 for Benton Harbor Area Schools. Specifies requirements on some of the districts as a condition of receiving payments

Sec. 704. Department of Treasury. Authorizes the Department to issue payments in compliance with the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund Act.

 

Sec. 1001. Repealer. Repeals Sec. 304 of PA 53 of 2022. (ARP - Healthy Hydration)

 

Sec. 1002. Repealer. Repeals Sec. 1918 (Protected health information tool), Sec. 1952 (Unpaid medical debt pilot), Sec. 1959 (Joy Southfield Community Development Corporation home assessments), and Sec. 1967 (ACCESS substance use disorder clinic) of Article 6 of PA 119 of 2023.

 

Sec. 1003. Repealer. Repeals Sec. 1005 (Digital workforce development), Sec. 1018 (new Michigander support), and Sec. 1023 (Talent investment pilot) of Article 9 of PA 119 of 2023.

 

FY 2022-23 BOILERPLATE LANGUAGE SECTIONS-PART 2A

 

Sec. 1201. General. Records amount of total State spending and payments to local units of government.

 

Sec. 1202. General. Subjects appropriations and expenditures to the provisions of the Management and Budget Act.

 

Sec. 1203. General. Requires appropriations to be spent consistent with Federal rules and regulations.

 

Sec. 1204. General. Subjects appropriations to Federal audit and reporting requirements.

 

Sec. 1204. General. Requires monthly reporting on spending related to COVID-19.

 

Sec. 1301. Department of Health and Human Services. Establishes ARP - Data Modernization as a work project.

 

Sec. 1302. Department of Health and Human Services. Established ARP Epidemiology and Lab Capacity Genomic Sequencing as a work project.

 

Sec. 1303. Department of Health and Human Services. Requires the Department to allocate $8.5 million of ARP SFRF to Dexter Community Schools for acquisition, renovation, construction, and programming establishment costs for a senior and community center. Establishes work project funding.

 

Sec. 1304. Department of Health and Human Services. Requires the Department to allocate $10.0 million of ARP SFRF to the Waverly Community Schools Senior Center to construct a new senior center. Establishes work project funding.

 

Sec. 1305. Department of Health and Human Services. Establishes ARP Strengthening U.S. Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce, and Data Systems as a work project.

 

Sec. 1306. Department of Health and Human Services. Establishes Bridge Access and Confidence Programs as a work project.

 

Sec. 1307. Department of Health and Human Services. Requires the Department to create a grant program for nonprofit organizations for infrastructure projects (for construction or renovation) to provide affordable and attainable housing for youth in foster care or who have aged out of foster care and to increase capacity to address the placement crisis.


Earmarks half of the funding ($7.5 million) to a nonprofit located in Bloomfield Charter Township in Oakland County.

 

Sec. 1308. Department of Health and Human Services. Establishes COVID-19 Bridge Access and Confidence Programs as a work project.

 

Sec. 1309. Department of Health and Human Services. Establishes COVID-19 Epidemiology and Lab Capacity Healthcare Associated Infection and antibiotic Resistant Program as a work project.

 

Sec. 1310. Department of Health and Human Services. Establishes COVID-19 National Wastewater Surveillance System as a work project.

 

Sec. 1311. Department of Health and Human Services. Establishes Strengthening U.S. Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce, and Data Systems as a work project.

 

Sec. 1401. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Requires that the Michigan Veterans Facility Authority (MVFA) provide a report to the Legislature and the State Budget Office on the financial accounting of the FY 2022-23 budgets for each of the State veterans homes, which is to include the original FY 2022-23 appropriations for each veterans home by fund source, the rationale for those amounts and the original projected amount of year-end revenues and expenditures, any subsequent MVFA-recommended supplemental appropriations and legislative transfers to the appropriations for each home identified as being necessary, including the rationale for any proposed adjustment, and strategies and actions taken to maximize revenues from non-General Fund sources and other cost savings strategies.

 

Sec. 1501. Repealer. Repeals Sec. 303 of PA 194 of 2022. (Critical child welfare infrastructure funding distribution)

 

Sec. 1502. Repealer. Repeals Sec. 560 (Dexter Community School senior and community center funding) and Sec. 561 (Waverly Community School multigenerational center funding) of Article 16 of PA 119 of 2023.

 

Fiscal Analyst: Josh Sefton

 

 

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.