FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT FEES H.B. 4989 (H-3):

SUMMARY OF HOUSE-PASSED BILL

IN COMMITTEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House Bill 4989 (Substitute H-3 as passed by the House)

Sponsor: Representative Jasper Martus

House Committee: Appropriations

Senate Committee: Appropriations

 

Date Completed: 9-25-23

 


CONTENT

 

The bill would amend the Food Law to extend the expiration date, from December 31, 2023, to December 31, 2027, for the collection of certain State food establishment licensing fees. The bill would extend the authority to collect current licensing fees for Temporary Food Service Establishment ($4), Food Service establishment ($25), Mobile Food Establishment Commissary ($25), and Special Transitory Food Unit ($39). The bill also would eliminate a provision that sets the amount of a local health department fee for the licensing of special transitory units.

 

MCL 289.3119 et al.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

The bill would provide continuing annual revenue of approximately $843,000 in restricted funds for the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's food safety programs, which includes setting food safety standards, conducting inspections, monitoring food at each step of the food chain, providing food safety training to local public health departments, and providing food safety education. Funds from the proposed extension of the fees' sunsets is assumed within funding under the fiscal year 2023-24 budget act.

 

Fiscal Analyst: Bruce R. Baker

 

 

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.