13. Estimate any increase or decrease in revenues to other state or local governmental units (i.e. cities, counties,
school districts) as a result of the rule. Estimate the cost increases or reductions for other state or local
governmental units (i.e. cities, counties, school districts) as a result of the rule. Include the cost of equipment,
supplies, labor, and increased administrative costs in both the initial imposition of the rule and any ongoing
There are no anticipated increases or decreases in revenues to state or local governmental units as a result of the
14. Discuss any program, service, duty, or responsibility imposed upon any city, county, town, village, or school
district by the rules.
There are no anticipated or intended programs, services, duties, or responsibilities imposed on any city, county,
township, village, or school district as a result of these proposed rules.
A. Describe any actions that governmental units must take to be in compliance with the rules. This section should
include items such as record keeping and reporting requirements or changing operational practices.
There are no anticipated actions that a governmental unit must take to comply with these proposed rules.
15. Describe whether or not an appropriation to state or local governmental units has been made or a funding
source provided for any additional expenditures associated with the proposed rules.
No appropriations have been made to any governmental unit as a result of these rules. No additional expenditures are
anticipated or intended with the proposed rules.
16. In general, what impact will the rules have on rural areas?
The proposed rules are not expected to impact rural areas. The proposed rules apply to licenses and registrations
issued by the Department pursuant to the Occupational Code, regardless of the licensee’s or registrant’s location.
A. Describe the types of public or private interests in rural areas that will be affected by the rules.
No public or private interests in rural areas will be affected by the proposed rules.
17. Do the proposed rules have any impact on the environment? If yes, please explain.
The proposed rules do not have an environmental impact.
18. Describe whether and how the agency considered exempting small businesses from the proposed rules.
The proposed rules impose requirements on licensees and registrants rather than small businesses. Even if a
licensee’s or registrant’s workplace qualifies as a small business, the Department could not exempt his or her
business because it would create a disparity in the regulation of the Occupational Code professions.
19. If small businesses are not exempt, describe (a) the manner in which the agency reduced the economic impact
of the proposed rules on small businesses, including a detailed recitation of the efforts of the agency to comply
with the mandate to reduce the disproportionate impact of the rules upon small businesses as described below (in
accordance with MCL 24.240(1)(a-d)), or (b) the reasons such a reduction was not lawful or feasible.
The rules regulate licensees and registrants. While a licensee or registrant may work independently or as part of a
small business, the law does not allow the rules to exempt them from the requirements of the rules. However, the
impact on a licensee or registrant who may work independently or as part of a small business is minimized in the
proposed rules, as the rules are written broadly. The proposed rule changes will have minimal or no impact on a
licensee or registrant because all licensees and registrants are currently subject to renewal requirements.
A. Identify and estimate the number of small businesses affected by the proposed rules and the probable effect on
There are approximately 4,205 barbers, 7 barber student instructors, 1,510 barber shops, and 5 barber colleges in
Michigan. There are approximately 71,172 cosmetologists, 8,367 cosmetology shops, and 77 cosmetology schools in
Michigan. There are approximately 6,504 real estate brokers, 6,502 associate real estate brokers, and 6,501 real
estate salespersons in Michigan. Renewals for all licenses and registrations issued by the Department pursuant to the
Occupational Code are provided for in these rules.
A licensee or registrant may work independently or as a part of a small business, but no matter what type of business
environment the licensee or registrant operates in, he or she will have to comply with the proposed rules. The rules
do not impact small businesses differently because the impact is to the licensee or registrant.
B. Describe how the agency established differing compliance or reporting requirements or timetables for small
businesses under the rules after projecting the required reporting, record-keeping, and other administrative costs.