HOUSE BILL NO. 4615

May 23, 2023, Introduced by Reps. DeBoer, Schuette, Tisdel, Kunse, Martin, Phil Green, Kuhn, Markkanen, Bierlein, Johnsen, Bezotte and Wozniak and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

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; to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

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 and agencies to supplement appropriations for the fiscal year


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ending September 30, 2023, from the following funds:

APPROPRIATION SUMMARY

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

0.0

 

 

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

5,000,000

Interdepartmental grant revenues:

 

 

 

Total interdepartmental grants and intradepartmental transfers

 

 

0

ADJUSTED GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

5,000,000

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

 

$

5,000,000

Sec. 102. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

 

 

(1) APPROPRIATION SUMMARY

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

(41.0)

 

 

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

(251,012,500)

Interdepartmental grant revenues:

 

 

 

Total interdepartmental grants and intradepartmental transfers

 

 

0

ADJUSTED GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

(251,012,500)

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Total federal revenues

 

 

(210,305,800)

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

 

$

(40,706,700)

(2) MICHIGAN OFFICE OF GREAT START

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

(41.0)

 

 

Child development and care contracted services

 

$

(12,400,000)

Child development and care external support

 

 

(31,178,300)

Child development and care public assistance

 

 

(199,080,000)

Office of great start operations--FTEs

(41.0)

 

(8,354,200)

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

(251,012,500)

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Federal revenues

 

 

(210,305,800)

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

(40,706,700)

Sec. 103. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

 

(1) APPROPRIATION SUMMARY

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

41.0

 

 

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

256,012,500

Interdepartmental grant revenues:

 

 

 

Total interdepartmental grants and intradepartmental transfers

 

 

0

ADJUSTED GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

256,012,500

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Total federal revenues

 

 

210,305,800

Special revenue funds:

 

 

 

Total local revenues

 

 

0

Total private revenues

 

 

0

Total other state restricted revenues

 

 

0


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State general fund/general purpose

 

$

45,706,700

(2) CHILDREN'S SERVICES AGENCY CHILD WELFARE

 

 

 

Full-time equated classified positions

41.0

 

 

Child development and care administration--FTEs

41.0

$

8,354,200

Child development and care contracted services

 

 

12,400,000

Child development and care external support

 

 

36,178,300

Child development and care public assistance

 

 

199,080,000

GROSS APPROPRIATION

 

$

256,012,500

Appropriated from:

 

 

 

Federal revenues:

 

 

 

Total other federal revenues

 

 

210,305,800

State general fund/general purpose

 

$

45,706,700

 

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 $5,000,000.00 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.

Sec. 203. If the state administrative board, acting under section 3 of 1921 PA 2, MCL 17.3, transfers funds from an amount appropriated under this act, the legislature may, by a concurrent


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resolution adopted by a majority of the members elected to and serving in each house, intertransfer funds within this act for the particular department, board, commission, office, or institution.

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Sec. 301. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for child development and care contracted services, the department of health and human services shall provide the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on health and human services with an annual report on all funding appropriated to contracts for the early childhood comprehensive systems planning by this state during the previous fiscal year. The report is due by February 15 and must contain at least all of the following information:

(a) Total funding appropriated to contracts for the early childhood comprehensive systems planning by this state during the previous fiscal year.

(b) The amount of funding for each grant awarded.

(c) The grant recipients.

(d) The activities funded by each grant.

(e) An analysis of each grant recipient's success in addressing the development of a comprehensive system of early childhood services and supports.

(2) All department contracts for early childhood comprehensive systems planning must be bid out through a statewide request-for-proposal process.

Sec. 302. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for child development and care external support, the department of health and human services shall create a progress report that includes, but is not limited to, all of the following:


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(a) Both the on-site and off-site activities that are intended to improve child care provider quality and the number of times licensing consultants perform those activities.

(b) The number of on-site visits a single licensing consultant has made since the start of the current fiscal year.

(c) The types of on-site visits and the number of visits for each type that a single consultant has made since the start of the current fiscal year.

(d) The number of providers that have improved their quality rating since the start of the current fiscal year compared to the same time period in the preceding fiscal year, reported as the number of providers in each regional prosperity zone.

(e) The types of activities that are intended to improve licensing consultant performance and child care provider quality and the number of times managers and administrators perform those activities.

(2) The progress report shall be sent to the senate and house subcommittees on health and human services, the senate and house fiscal agencies, and the state budget office by September 30, 2023.

Sec. 303. (1) From the funds appropriated in part 1 for child development and care public assistance, the provider reimbursement rates for child care centers, group home providers, registered family homes, and licensed exempt providers are increased by 10% from the provider rates established in section 1020 of article 3 of 2021 PA 87, rounded to the nearest $0.05.

(2) Rate increases funded under subsection (1) are effective the first full biweekly pay period of fiscal year 2022-2023.

(3) The department of health and human services shall ensure that the final child development and care provider reimbursement


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rates are published on the department of health and human services and Great Start to Quality webpages.

Sec. 304. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, from the funds appropriated in part 1 for child development and care public assistance, the income entrance eligibility threshold for the child development and care program is set to not more than 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.

(2) If the average number of children under the total paid children column, as reported by the department of health and human services child development and care program Table 41 from the published department of health and human services Green Book, is more than 45,000 children for 3 consecutive months, then the department of health and human services shall do both of the following:

(a) As determined by the department of health and human services, create a waiting list for new children entering the child development and care program.

(b) Begin the administrative process to decrease the income entrance eligibility threshold to not less than 160% of the federal poverty guidelines for the following month.

Sec. 305. From the funds appropriated in part 1 for child development and care public assistance, the department of health and human services shall implement a biweekly block reimbursement rate schedule through the following block segments:

(a) The block segment for a biweekly block reimbursement rate schedule for child care centers, group homes, and registered family homes, for paid part-time hours between 1 to 30 hours, must be reimbursed as 30 hours.

(b) The block segment for a biweekly block reimbursement rate


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schedule for child care centers, group homes, and registered family homes, for paid part-time hours between 31 to 60 hours, must be reimbursed as 60 hours, part-time rate.

(c) The block segment for a biweekly block reimbursement rate schedule for child care centers, group homes, and registered family homes, for paid full-time plus hours between 61 to 90 hours, must be reimbursed as 90 hours, full-time rate.

(d) The block segment for a biweekly block reimbursement rate schedule for license exempt providers must be reimbursed at their current hourly reimbursement rates.

Sec. 306. As a condition of receiving funds in part 1, within 10 days of the receipt of changes to the federal child care and development program, the department of health and human services shall notify the chairpersons of the senate and house appropriations subcommittees on health and human services, the senate and house fiscal agencies, and the state budget office. The notification must include, but is not limited to, all of the following:

(a) Changes to the federal matching award amount, including the amount of state resources necessary to draw down the total matching award.

(b) Changes to the amount of child care and development block grant that is awarded to this state.

(c) Any significant changes to the federal requirements on the child development and care program, indicating any new requirements that would require the appropriation of additional dollars.

Sec. 307. As a condition of receiving funds in part 1, the department of health and human services must issue a determination on an application for child care and development subsidies within


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15 days. If subsidies are discontinued, the department of health and human services must send notice by mail and electronically to the parent and the child care provider. If subsidies are discontinued wrongfully, the department of health and human services must provide restitution to the child care provider, or to the parent if they paid the provider, within 15 days.

 

REPEALER

Sec. 401. Sections 1002, 1003, 1007, 1009, 1010, and 1011 of article 3 of 2022 PA 166 are repealed.