MEAP; REPEAL SUNSET                                                                                 S.B. 288:

                                                                                 SUMMARY OF INTRODUCED BILL

                                                                                                         IN COMMITTEE








Senate Bill 288 (as introduced 4-25-23)                                      (Senate-passed version)

Sponsor:  Senator Sam Singh

Committee:  Energy and Environment


Date Completed:  5-23-23




The bill would repeal Section 6 of the Michigan Energy Assistance Act to eliminate the Act's sunset.


MCL 400.1236 (repealed)                                                                                          




The Act's sunset has been extended twice previously from the Act's initial enactment; first from September 30, 2016, to September 30, 2019, and second from September 30, 2019, to September 30, 2023.


                                                                         Legislative Analyst:  Tyler P. VanHuyse




The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government compared with current law, as the bill would make the Michigan Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) permanent. If the sunset on the statutory authority were not extended or removed, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services would no longer have the authority to administer the MEAP by receiving funds collected annually under the Low-Income Energy Assistance Fund.


                                                                                  Fiscal Analyst:  John P. Maxwell


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.