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2014 House Bill 5567: Detroit bankruptcy settlement and grant package - budget process requirements

Public Act 182 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Rep. John Kivela (D) on May 8, 2014, to require a Detroit chief financial officer to be appointed by the mayor, subject to the approval of the state oversight commission proposed by House Bill 5566, who would supervise the city’s financial and budget activities. Also, to require Detroit to use generally accepted accounting practices, and adopt budget processes similar to the state's, which are intended to avoid overspending. Among these are twice yearly revenue estimating conferences involving state officials and university economists. This is part of a legislative package consisting of House Bills 5566 to 5575 that are related to the Detroit bankruptcy and a proposed state grant to the city of $195 million.
    • Referred to the House Detroit's Recovery and Michigan's Future Committee on May 8, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on May 21, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on May 22, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 22, 2014.
    • Amendment offered in the House on May 22, 2014, to specify that city contracts must be posted online within 30 days. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 22, 2014.
  2. Passed 105 to 5 in the House on May 22, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on May 27, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on May 27, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 3, 2014, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 37 to 1 in the Senate on June 3, 2014, to require a Detroit chief financial officer to be appointed by the mayor, subject to the approval of the state oversight commission proposed by House Bill 5566, who would supervise the city’s financial and budget activities. Also, to require Detroit to use generally accepted accounting practices, and adopt budget processes similar to the state's, which are intended to avoid overspending. Among these are twice yearly revenue estimating conferences involving state officials and university economists. This is part of a legislative package consisting of House Bills 5566 to 5575 that are related to the Detroit bankruptcy and a proposed state grant to the city of $195 million.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 19, 2014.

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