September 19, 2023, Introduced by Reps. Grant, Brabec, Neeley, Paiz, Brenda Carter, Scott, O'Neal, Wegela, Byrnes, Young, McKinney, Hoskins, Arbit, Rheingans, Wilson, Edwards, Hope, Rogers, Aiyash and Whitsett and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

A bill to amend 1986 PA 268, entitled

"Legislative council act,"

by amending section 502 (MCL 4.1502), as added by 2018 PA 340.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 502. (1) The senate fiscal agency shall prepare, for each bill that is scheduled for a hearing before a standing committee of the senate, a fiscal analysis that contains all of the following:

(a) A summary that explains the changes the bill would make to existing law.

(b) An estimate of the potential impact or amount by which the bill would increase or decrease governmental revenues and expenditures, and which funds the bill would affect. If federal funding received by the this state would be affected by the bill, the analysis must include an estimate of that effect.

(c) If the bill would increase or decrease state taxes or fees, the analysis may include an estimate of the impact on payers of the taxes or fees.

(d) Subject to subsection (4), if the bill involves criminal justice, economic stability, education, employment, health care, housing, or transportation, an analysis of whether the bill is likely to have a racially or ethnically disparate impact.

(e) (d) Any other information the senate fiscal agency considers necessary to explain the fiscal effect of the bill, including, but not limited to, potential impacts to local units of government.

(2) The senate fiscal agency shall provide the fiscal analysis prepared under subsection (1) to the clerk of the committee and to the public on the internet.

(3) The senate fiscal agency shall prepare a revised fiscal analysis, as necessary, that incorporates any change to a bill described in subsection (1).

(4) For the analysis required under subsection (1)(d), both of the following apply:

(a) The senate fiscal agency shall examine the likely effect the bill would have on the distinct racial or ethnic groups listed in the most recent federal decennial census.

(b) The analysis must include whether the bill is likely to have a disproportionate or unique impact on any particular racial or ethnic group and contain the rationale and statistics used to reach any conclusion made in the analysis.

(5) The senate fiscal agency may request information necessary to conduct the analysis required under subsection (1)(d) from any source. If the senate fiscal agency requests information from a state governmental officer or entity, that state governmental officer or entity shall disclose the requested information to the senate fiscal agency if the disclosure is not otherwise in violation of state law.

(6) Subject to appropriation, the senate fiscal agency shall acquire any additional expertise necessary to complete the analysis required under subsection (1)(d).