PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY COST REIMBURSEMENT                                            H.B. 6118:

                                                                              SUMMARY OF HOUSE-PASSED BILL

                                                                                                         IN COMMITTEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House Bill 6118 (as passed by the House)

Sponsor:  Representative Roger Hauck

House Committee:  Appropriations

Senate Committee:  Committee of the Whole

 

Date Completed:  9-15-20

 

CONTENT

 

The bill would amend the Michigan Election Law to provide a one-time extension of the date for counties, cities, and townships to submit, to the Michigan Department of Treasury, a request for the reimbursement of costs associated with the 2020 presidential primary. Current law requires requests for reimbursement to be submitted to the Department of Treasury no later than 90 days after the date of the presidential primary. Ninety days following the May 10, 2020, presidential primary was June 8, 2020. The bill would extend the deadline to September 30, 2020.

 

Additionally, the bill would eliminate existing provisions related to compensation of costs from processing voter identification cards. Current language requires the State to compensate cities and townships for costs associated with processing voter identification cards for the sole purpose of changing or adding a voter's political party preference. The bill would eliminate this language.

 

MCL 168.624g

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

The bill would require the State to reimburse any counties, cities, or townships that missed the original submission deadline for costs associated with the 2020 presidential primary. The exact cost is indeterminate and would depend on the actual amount of reimbursements requested by the proposed September 30, 2020, deadline.

 

Based on information received by the Department of State, there were a total of four counties and 156 cities and townships (see the table below) that did not submit a request for reimbursement by the original June 8, 2020, deadline. A total of $18.0 million was appropriated in FY 2019-20 for reimbursements to counties, cities, and townships and the amount of reimbursements that were requested by the June 8, 2020, deadline totaled $17.2 million. This leaves an estimated $800,000 available for reimbursements for those that could submit for reimbursement by the proposed September 30, 2020, deadline.

 

According to the Department of State data, the reimbursements for the 2020 presidential primary increased by an average of 38%. If all four counties and 156 cities and townships submitted for reimbursements by September 30, 2020, the total of reimbursements are estimated at $650,000 (assuming the same 38% increase from their 2016 reimbursements).  If the actual amount of reimbursements exceeded the estimated $800,000 that remains available, the Legislature is statutorily required to appropriate the funds necessary to meet the obligation.


 

Estimated Reimbursement Requests, 2016 and 2020 (Projected)

County

City or Township

Category

2016 Reimbursement

2020 Reimbursement (Projected)

Crawford

-

County

$26,369

$36,389

Isabella

-

County

57,874

79,866

Leelanau

-

County

21,548

29,736

Monroe

-

County

88,883

122,659

Allegan

Allegan

City

2,693

3,716

Arenac

Omer

City

618

853

Bay

Auburn

City

1,089

1,503

Bay

Essexville

City

3,239

4,470

Berrien

Buchanan

City

3,261

4,500

Calhoun

Marshall

City

2,243

3,095

Cass

Dowagiac

City

5,067

6,992

Emmet

Harbor Springs

City

1,303

1,798

Gladwin

Beaverton

City

915

1,263

Gogebic

Bessemer

City

1,541

2,127

Mackinac

Mackinac Island

City

1,118

1,543

Macomb

Memphis

City

2,112

2,915

Mason

Scottville

City

1,202

1,659

Newaygo

White Cloud

City

717

989

Oakland

Bloomfield Hills

City

3,050

4,209

Oakland

Clarkston

City

903

1,246

Oakland

Lake Angelus

City

---

---

Oakland

Northville

City

7,989

11,025

Oakland

Sylvan Lake

City

3,411

4,707

Sanilac

Marlette

City

1,026

1,416

Schoolcraft

Manistique

City

2,346

3,237

Alcona

Greenbush

Township

---

---

Alcona

Hawes

Township

1,953

2,695

Alger

Burt

Township

802

1,107

Alger

Onota

Township

1,042

1,438

Allegan

Lee

Township

1,089

1,503

Allegan

Watson

Township

---

---

Alpena

Maple Ridge

Township

597

824

Antrim

Kearney

Township

---

---

Antrim

Mancelona

Township

---

---

Antrim

Star

Township

---

---

Antrim

Warner

Township

664

916

Arenac

Lincoln

Township

---

---

Arenac

Moffatt

Township

---

---

Arenac

Standish

Township

---

---

Baraga

Arvon

Township

1,078

1,488

Bay

Gibson

Township

1,415

1,953

Bay

Kawkawlin

Township

2,710

3,740

Benzie

Colfax

Township

1,024

1,413

Berrien

Coloma

Township

3,971

5,480

Berrien

Niles

Township

9,232

12,740

Branch

California

Township

1,479

2,041

Branch

Kinderhook

Township

2,204

3,042

Calhoun

Homer

Township

1,099

1,517

Cass

La Grange

Township

2,051

2,830

Cheboygan

Forest

Township

1,888

2,605

Chippewa

Dafter

Township

1,005

1,387

Chippewa

Hulbert

Township

916

1,264

Chippewa

Pickford

Township

1,338

1,846

Chippewa

Raber

Township

---

---

Chippewa

Soo

Township

1,915

2,643

Clare

Franklin

Township

799

1,103

Clare

Hamilton

Township

862

1,190

Clare

Sheridan

Township

1,093

1,508

Delta

Cornell

Township

---

---

Delta

Escanaba

Township

2,524

3,483

Emmet

Little Traverse

Township

1,413

1,950

Emmet

Readmond

Township

1,290

1,780

Emmet

Resort

Township

2,030

2,801

Genesee

Genesee

Township

14,539

20,064

Gladwin

Billings

Township

---

---

Gladwin

Bourret

Township

1,617

2,231

Gladwin

Grim

Township

377

520

Gogebic

Bessemer

Township

805

1,111

Grand Traverse

Mayfield

Township

1,169

1,613

Gratiot

New Haven

Township

---

---

Gratiot

Wheeler

Township

829

1,144

Hillsdale

Adams

Township

1,018

1,405

Hillsdale

Allen

Township

---

---

Houghton

Osceola

Township

3,801

5,245

Huron

McKinley

Township

976

1,347

Huron

Meade

Township

744

1,027

Huron

Oliver

Township

996

1,374

Huron

Paris

Township

776

1,071

Ingham

Onondaga

Township

1,032

1,424

Ionia

Danby

Township

---

---

Ionia

Easton

Township

---

---

Ionia

Keene

Township

2,175

3,002

Iosco

Sherman

Township

769

1,061

Iron

Hematite

Township

1,514

2,089

Isabella

Lincoln

Township

---

---

Kalamazoo

Prairie Ronde

Township

2,023

2,792

Kalamazoo

Wakeshma

Township

1,508

2,081

Kalkaska

Blue Lake

Township

1,795

2,477

Keweenaw

Grant

Township

1,123

1,550

Keweenaw

Houghton

Township

1,100

1,518

Lake

Dover

Township

2,313

3,192

Lake

Pleasant Plains

Township

2,519

3,476

Lake

Webber

Township

3,116

4,300

Lake

Yates

Township

3,037

4,191

Lapeer

Burlington

Township

1,694

2,338

Leelanau

Leelanau

Township

1,980

2,732

Luce

McMillan

Township

---

---

Mackinac

Brevort

Township

1,090

1,504

Mackinac

Hudson

Township

---

---

Manistee

Marilla

Township

728

1,005

Marquette

Humboldt

Township

1,153

1,591

Marquette

Michigamme

Township

1,431

1,975

Marquette

Richmond

Township

636

878

Marquette

Turin

Township

435

600

Mason

Eden

Township

465

642

Mecosta

Deerfield

Township

1,067

1,472

Menominee

Cedarville

Township

711

981

Menominee

Holmes

Township

830

1,145

Menominee

Lake

Township

805

1,111

Menominee

Mellen

Township

---

---

Menominee

Meyer

Township

1,022

1,410

Midland

Homer

Township

2,902

4,005

Midland

Hope

Township

1,678

2,316

Montcalm

Montcalm

Township

890

1,228

Newaygo

Ashland

Township

1,869

2,579

Newaygo

Beaver

Township

---

---

Newaygo

Bridgeton

Township

852

1,176

Newaygo

Croton

Township

982

1,355

Newaygo

Denver

Township

654

903

Newaygo

Grant

Township

1,134

1,565

Newaygo

Home

Township

585

807

Newaygo

Sheridan

Township

---

---

Newaygo

Sherman

Township

924

1,275

Newaygo

Troy

Township

651

898

Ogemaw

Goodar

Township

700

966

Ogemaw

Logan

Township

1,144

1,579

Ontonagon

Greenland

Township

650

897

Ontonagon

Interior

Township

461

636

Osceola

Marion

Township

973

1,343

Oscoda

Greenwood

Township

2,241

3,093

Otsego

Chester

Township

624

861

Otsego

Livingston

Township

1,201

1,657

Ottawa

Tallmadge

Township

4,801

6,625

Presque Isle

Presque Isle

Township

---

---

Saginaw

Jonesfield

Township

1,053

1,453

St. Clair

Kimball

Township

---

---

St. Joseph

Burr Oak

Township

1,052

1,452

St. Joseph

Fabius

Township

2,891

3,990

St. Joseph

Fawn River

Township

1,332

1,838

St. Joseph

Florence

Township

725

1,001

Sanilac

Austin

Township

---

---

Sanilac

Marlette

Township

935

1,290

Schoolcraft

Germfask

Township

817

1,127

Schoolcraft

Mueller

Township

435

600

Schoolcraft

Seney

Township

688

949

Schoolcraft

Thompson

Township

947

1,307

Shiawassee

Sciota

Township

815

1,125

Shiawassee

Vernon

Township

3,545

4,892

Tuscola

Elkland

Township

2,284

3,152

Tuscola

Koylton

Township

1,633

2,254

Van Buren

Bloomingdale

Township

1,640

2,263

Van Buren

Porter

Township

2,060

2,843

Washtenaw

Lima

Township

2,786

3,845

Washtenaw

Saline

Township

---

---

Washtenaw

Sharon

Township

1,295

1,787

Wayne

Redford

Township

57,753

79,699

Wexford

Greenwood

Township

1,612

2,225

Wexford

Hanover

Township

750

1,035

Wexford

Slagle

Township

607

838

Wexford

South Branch

Township

1,283

1,771

Total.....................................................

$470,572

$649,389

Source:  Michigan Department of State

 

                                                                                 Fiscal Analyst:  Joe Carrasco, Jr.

                                                                                                 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.