FY 2019-20 INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES BUDGET       S.B. 141 (S-1):  SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE REC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Bill 141 (S-1 as reported)                                             Throughout this document Senate means Subcommittee.

Committee:  Appropriations

 

 

 

 

CHANGES FROM

FY 2018-19 YEAR-TO-DATE

FULL-TIME EQUATED (FTE) CLASSIFIED POSITIONS/FUNDING SOURCE

FY 2018-19

YEAR-TO-DATE*

FY 2019-20

SENATE SUBCOMM.

AMOUNT

PERCENT

FTE Positions..............................................................

                      336.5

                      346.5

                         10.0

               3.0 

GROSS..........................................................................

            67,971,900

            68,889,800

                  917,900

               1.4 

Less:

 

 

 

 

   Interdepartmental Grants Received.........................

                  713,800

                  723,100

                      9,300

               1.3 

ADJUSTED GROSS....................................................

            67,258,100

            68,166,700

                  908,600

               1.4 

Less:

 

 

 

 

   Federal Funds...........................................................

              2,017,300

              1,017,600

                (999,700)

           (49.6)

   Local and Private.......................................................

                              0

                              0

                              0

               0.0 

TOTAL STATE SPENDING.........................................

            65,240,800

            67,149,100

              1,908,300

               2.9 

Less:

 

 

 

 

   Other State Restricted Funds..................................

            64,690,800

            66,999,100

              2,308,300

               3.6 

GENERAL FUND/GENERAL PURPOSE...................

                  550,000

                  150,000

                (400,000)

           (72.7)

PAYMENTS TO LOCALS...........................................

                              0

                              0

                              0

               0.0 

*As of March 5, 2019.


 

 

Gross

GF/GP

FY 2018-19 Year-to-Date Appropriation...............................................

$67,971,900

$550,000

 

Changes from FY 2018-19 Year-to-Date:

 

 

  1.  Anti-Fraud Unit. The Governor and Senate included $499,300 in Restricted funds and 4.0 FTEs for the Anti-Fraud Unit created by Executive Order 2018-9. The Anti-Fraud Unit will investigate fraud and criminal activity in the insurance and financial services sectors.

499,300

0

  2.  Removal of One-Time Actuarial Study. The Governor and Senate removed a one-time $400,000 GF/GP appropriation for an evaluation of the State's pursuit of a health care innovation waiver under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

(400,000)

(400,000)

   3.  Economic Adjustments. Includes $818,600 Gross and $0 GF/GP for total economic adjustments, of which an estimated negative $575,500 Gross and $0 GF/GP is for legacy retirement costs (pension and retiree health).

818,600

0

   4.  Comparison to Governor's Recommendation. The Senate is $0 Gross and $0 GF/GP over/under the Governor.

 

 

 

Total Changes......................................................................................

$917,900

($400,000)

FY 2019-20 Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Recommendation.

$68,889,800

$150,000

 

 

Boilerplate Changes from FY 2018-19 Year-to-Date:

  1.  Out-of-State Travel Report. The Governor replaced this report with a less detailed version that is consistent with the report found in most other budget bills. The replacement section also removed restrictions on the circumstances for such travel. The Senate retained. (Sec. 207) 

  2.  Contingency Funds. The Senate removed language appropriating contingency funds. (Sec. 210)

  3.  Communication with the Legislature. The Governor removed a prohibition against taking disciplinary action against Department employees who communicate with the Legislature. The Senate retained. (Sec. 218)

  4.  TV or Radio Productions. The Governor removed a prohibition against the Department producing radio or TV productions. The Senate retained. (Sec. 219)

  5.  Healthy Michigan Plan Accounting Structure. The Governor removed a section requiring LARA and DHHS to maintain an accounting structure allowing for identification of expenditures related with the administration of the Health Michigan Plan. The Senate retained. (Sec. 220)

  6.  Healthy Michigan Reporting. The Governor removed a section that limited GF/GP expenditures for executive director programs to uses necessary to comply with Healthy Michigan reporting requirements. The Senate retained. (Sec. 221)

  7.  Insurance Bureau Fund Expenditures. The Governor removed a section noting that funds in the Insurance Bureau Fund may be expended to support legislative participation in insurance activities coordinated by insurance and legislative associations. This use is already permitted by statute. The Senate retained. (Sec. 222)

  8.  Health Insurance Rate Filings Report. The Governor removed a section requiring the Department to report annual rate filings to the Legislature. The Senate retained. (Sec. 301)

  9.  Innovation Waiver Actuarial Study. The Governor removed language specific to a one-time actuarial study of the State's pursuit of a health care innovation waiver under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Senate concurred. (Sec. 401)

 

 

Date Completed:  4-25-19                                                                                   Fiscal Analyst:  Elizabeth Raczkowski

 

 

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.