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Legislative Analysis

State of Michigan Capitol

The County Administrator's Office, with the approval of the Board of Commissioners, is responsible for conducting legislative analysis to ensure the County is not negatively impacted by proposed State and Federal legislation.  The Office also coordinates biannual Legislative Forums which provide elected officials and department directors an opportunity to meet with legislators to discuss current and pertinent legislative matters.

The legislative analysis process determines whether proposed legislation will have a direct impact on Ottawa County in one or more of the following areas:  
  • Budgetary Authority
  • Administrative Authority
  • Court Issues
  • Revenue Sharing
The expected outcome of the analysis process is to ensure that proposed legislation that would negatively impact the County is defeated or, conversely, lobby to ensure that proposed legislation that would positively impact the county is passed.

The Office identifies current Legislative Priorities for the County as well as regular status updates on all proposed legislation that has a potential direct impact on County operations.