2013 House Bill 4026

Require posting of agency agreements with the feds, other states

Introduced in the House

Jan. 22, 2013

Introduced by Rep. Gail Haines (R-43)

To require that before a state agency or a local government enters a cross-border memorandum of understanding, agreement, compact, or similar binding agreement with the federal government or another state, it must do a review to determine it does not exceed its authority or violate the state constitution. Information on each agreement would also be forwarded to the Attorney General (who would not be required to do anything with it) and posted on a state web site. Existing agreements that are legally binding would also have to be posted on this state website. In 2012, Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed a nearly identical bill that passed the legislature with no votes in opposition.

Referred to the Committee on Oversight

March 13, 2013

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

April 9, 2013

Substitute offered

To only require the legal review the bill would mandate to be sent to the Attorney General after a proposed agreement is executed, not before.

The substitute passed by voice vote

April 10, 2013

Passed in the House 109 to 0 (details)

Received in the Senate

April 11, 2013

Referred to the Committee on Government Operations