Legislative Commission on Government Efficiency

***The enacting section that created the Legislative Commission on Government Efficiency was repealed effective September 30, 2010.***

This Commission was created by 2007 PA 96, which was signed into law on October 1, 2007. It is comprised of nine members serving three-year terms and includes the directors of the fiscal agencies of the House and the Senate; one member appointed each by the Speaker of the House, the Senate Majority Leader, and the minority leaders of the House and the Senate; and three members appointed jointly by the Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority Leader, with the fiscal agency directors as the only public employees.

The Legislative Commission on Government Efficiency, which can use the subpoena power through the Legislative Council, is responsible for determining the complete costs of each function or service performed by state agencies, reviewing all mandates and requirements imposed on state agencies, and making recommendations to the House, Senate, and Governor with an interim report due not later than June 1, 2009 and a final report due not later than October 1, 2009. In addition, not later than December 1, 2009, the Commission shall report to each house of the Legislature recommendations on how to consolidate, streamline, and make more efficient the functions and services conducted by state agencies, including, but not limited to, recommended reforms to reduce the number of position classifications and layers of management positions within state agencies and to assure greater consistency within state agencies and throughout Michigan in the application of administrative rules and standards consistent with state law.

The Office of the Legislative Council Administrator organizes and coordinates Commission activities and provides staff assistance when needed.