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2021 House Bill 4257: Revise state “memorandum of understanding” procedures
Introduced by Rep. Steven Johnson (R) on February 16, 2021
To establish that if the governor signs a memorandum of understanding with another party - defined as an informal agreement that does not impose contractual duties or obligations on this state - when that governor has left office its terms only apply until they are rejected by a subsequent governor. The bill would also require that these agreements be signed by the governor and filed in the state office of the great seal.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Oversight Committee on February 16, 2021
Reported in the House on April 15, 2021
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
To establish that if the governor signs a memorandum of understanding with another party, defined as an informal agreement that does not impose contractual duties or obligations on this state, after that governor leaves its terms only apply until it is rejected by a subsequent governor, and require that these agreements be signed by the governor and filed in the state office of the great seal.
Received in the Senate on April 28, 2021
Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on April 28, 2021
Reported in the Senate on September 29, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Moved to reconsider by Sen. Dan Lauwers (R) on November 30, 2021
The vote by which the bill was passed.
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 30, 2021
Received in the Senate on November 30, 2021
Received in the House on November 30, 2021
Vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on December 23, 2021
Received in the House on January 12, 2022
Referred to the House Oversight Committee on January 12, 2022

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