SB0027: SUMMARY AS PASSED BY THE SENATE (Date Completed: 3-25-21) - FY 2020-21 SUPPLEMENTAL

FY 2020-21 SUPPLEMENTAL                                                                                                               S.B. 27 (S-1):

                                                                                                                        SUMMARY AS PASSED BY THE SENATE









Senate Bill 27 (Substitute S-1 as passed by the Senate)

Sponsor:   Senator Jim Stamas

Senate Committee:   Appropriations


Date Completed: 3-25-21




The supplemental would provide fiscal year (FY) 2020-21 appropriations of $1.25 million to support investigations by county prosecutors into long-term care and residential care facility COVID-19 policies implemented by the Governor and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The grants would be up to $250,000.




The bill includes a single FY 2020-21 line item of $1.25 million to support county prosecutor investigations into the impact of State COVID-19 long-term care and residential care facility policies.




Sec. 201. General. Records amount of total State spending and payments to local units of government.


Sec. 202. General. Subjects appropriations and expenditures in the article to the provisions of the Management and Budget Act.


Sec. 203. General. Directs that, if the State Administrative Board transfers funds appropriated in the Act, the Legislature may, by concurrent resolution requiring a majority vote in each chamber, transfer funds within a particular department, board, commission, officer, or institution.


Sec. 301. Treasury. Directs the Department of Treasury to provide grants of up to $250,000 to county prosecutors who submit a request for grants to support an "appropriate and reasonable" investigation into long-term care and residential care facility policies implemented by the Governor and the DHHS and the reported infection, transmission, tracking, tracing, and number of deaths associated with those facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Directs that grants be equal to $250,000 or the requested amount, whichever is less. Directs that grants may be used only to support the costs of investigations described in the section.


Sec. 302. Treasury. Requires county prosecutors who receive grants under Section 301 to provide updates to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees as to how grants allocated to them were spent. These reports would have to be made on at least a quarterly basis until six months after the investigation is complete.


                                                                                                                                              Fiscal Analyst:   Steve Angelotti

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.