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2013 Senate Bill 665: Transfer state Capitol upkeep to new commission

Public Act 240 of 2013

Introduced by Sen. Roger Kahn (R) on November 6, 2013 To create a commission to employ a manager and staff who would take over the functions of maintaining, restoring and improving the state Capitol building, grounds and parking as a “historic site.” The bill would also create a statutory “fund” (account) to hold money for these purposes, but does not itself appropriate or earmark any specific revenue. Currently, these functions are generally performed by an existing staff using annual appropriations that are not mandated by statute.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on November 6, 2013
Reported in the Senate on November 13, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on November 13, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 13, 2013
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on November 14, 2013 To require the legislature to create a commission to employ a manager and staff that would take over the functions of maintaining, restoring and improving the state Capitol building, grounds and parking as a “historic site.” The bill would also require appointment of a “capitol architect” and create several statutory “funds” (accounts) to hold money for these purposes, but does not itself appropriate or earmark any specific revenue. Currently, these functions are generally performed by an existing staff using annual appropriations that are not mandated by statute.
Received in the House on November 14, 2013
Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on November 14, 2013
Reported in the House on December 3, 2013 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Stamas (R) on December 10, 2013 To revise details of the commission membership, among other things requiring one of two members appointed by the governor to have "expertise and experience in historic preservation".
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 10, 2013
Passed 109 to 0 in the House on December 11, 2013 (same description)
To create a commission to employ a manager and staff who would take over the functions of maintaining, restoring and improving the state Capitol building, grounds and parking as a “historic site.” The bill would also create a statutory “fund” (account) to hold money for these purposes, but does not itself appropriate or earmark any specific revenue. Currently, these functions are generally performed by an existing staff using annual appropriations that are not mandated by statute.
Received in the Senate on December 11, 2013
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 11, 2013 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 21, 2013

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