HOUSE BILL NO. 4481

April 27, 2023, Introduced by Reps. Maddock, DeBoyer, Alexander, Bierlein, Rigas, Johnsen, Prestin, Hoadley, BeGole, Meerman, Fox, Friske and DeSana and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

A bill to make, supplement, and adjust appropriations for various state departments and agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023; to provide for certain conditions on appropriations; and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations.

the people of the state of michigan enact:


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part 1

line-item appropriations

Sec. 101. There is appropriated for various state departments


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and agencies to supplement appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023, from the following funds:

APPROPRIATION SUMMARY

 

 

 

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

50,000,000

Interdepartmental grant revenues:

 

 

 

Total interdepartmental grants and intradepartmental transfers

 

 

0

ADJUSTED GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

50,000,000

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Total federal revenues

 

 

0

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Total local revenues

 

 

0

Total private revenues

 

 

0

Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

0

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

50,000,000

Sec. 102. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

 

(1) APPROPRIATION SUMMARY

 

 

 

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

50,000,000

Interdepartmental grant revenues:

 

 

 

Total interdepartmental grants and intradepartmental transfers

 

 

0

ADJUSTED GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

50,000,000

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Total federal revenues

 

 

0

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Total local revenues

 

 

0

Total private revenues

 

 

0


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Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

0

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

50,000,000

(2) ONE-TIME APPROPRIATIONS

 

 

 

Alternatives to abortion program

 

$

50,000,000

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

50,000,000

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

50,000,000

 

part 2

provisions concerning appropriations

general sections

Sec. 201. Pursuant to section 30 of article IX of the state constitution of 1963, total state spending from state sources under part 1 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023 is $50,000,000.00 and total state spending from state sources to be paid to local units of government is $0.00.

Sec. 202. The appropriations made and expenditures authorized under this part and part 1 and the departments, commissions, boards, offices, and programs for which appropriations are made under this part and part 1 are subject to the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1101 to 18.1594.

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Sec. 301. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for alternatives to abortion program, the department shall contract with 1 or more eligible entities to establish a statewide program for women seeking alternatives to abortion focused on pregnancy support services that promote childbirth.

(2) The alternatives to abortion program shall do all of the


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following:

(a) Help women practice sound health-related behaviors and improve prenatal nutrition.

(b) Improve child health and development by helping parents provide responsible and competent care for their children.

(c) Improve families' economic self-sufficiency by helping parents continue their education and find a job.

(3) The support services provided by the alternatives to abortion program must include, but are not limited to, all of the following:

(a) Counseling, mentoring, educational information, and classes on pregnancy, parenting, adoption, life skills, and employment readiness.

(b) Material assistance, such as the provision of car seats, clothing, diapers, and formula.

(c) Care-coordination through referrals to government assistance programs and other social services programs.

(d) Call centers for information and appointment scheduling.

(e) Housing and support services through maternity homes.

(4) The alternatives to abortion program shall offer services to pregnant women and their families and adoptive parents as follows:

(a) Up to 90 calendar days after a miscarriage or loss of a child.

(b) Up to 2 years after the finalization of an adoption, regardless of the age of the child adopted.

(c) Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (a), up to 3 years postpartum.

(5) The alternatives to abortion program shall provide


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services in person, by telephone, and online.

(6) By December 1 of each year, the department shall submit a report to the house and senate appropriations committees and the house and senate fiscal agencies regarding all of the following:

(a) The total number of alternatives to abortion providers, including subcontractors, by geographical region, and the total number of unduplicated clients served by each provider, by gender and age.

(b) A description of outreach efforts by providers and the department as part of the alternatives to abortion program.

(c) Total expenditures.

(d) Total contract amounts by alternatives to abortion providers, including subcontractors.

(e) Any outcome measures included in contracts with alternatives to abortion providers.

(7) The unexpended funds appropriated in part 1 for alternatives to abortion program are designated as a work project appropriation. Unencumbered or unallotted funds shall not lapse at the end of the fiscal year and shall be available for expenditures under this section until the project has been completed. The following is in compliance with section 451a of the management and budget act, 1984 PA 431, MCL 18.1451a:

(a) The purpose of the project is to establish a statewide program for women seeking alternatives to abortion focused on pregnancy support services that promote childbirth.

(b) The project will be accomplished by utilizing state employees and resources and by contracts with eligible entities.

(c) The estimated cost of the project is $50,000,000.00.

(d) The tentative completion date is September 30, 2027.


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(8) As used in this section:

(a) "Alternatives to abortion program" means the program established under subsection (1).

(b) "Alternatives to abortion provider" or "provider" means an eligible entity with whom the department contracts to provide services as part of the alternatives to abortion program.

(c) "Department" means the department of health and human services.

(d) "Eligible entity" means a pregnancy center, social services provider, adoption agency, or maternity home for pregnant women that meets all of the following requirements:

(i) Is a nonprofit organization.

(ii) Promotes childbirth and alternatives to abortion.

(iii) Does not provide abortion counseling, referrals, or services, or engage in any activities regarding human cloning or research in which a human embryo or embryos are destroyed or discarded.

(iv) Is capable of providing 1 or more of the services described in this section.