Welcome to my e-newsletter! I’m honored and humbled to serve as our community’s voice in Lansing. As we continue through the year and this legislative term, rest assured the challenges families in our community and state are facing are at the top of my legislative priorities.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office by phone at (517) 373-0152 or email at AmosONeal@house.mi.gov if we can help.
State Representative, 95th House District
In this issue:
Upcoming Community Conversation
Please join in on our community conversation on July 8th, starting at 6 p.m. on Facebook Live. I will give a brief legislative update followed by a conversation about ways we can remove barriers to better health. We will have a presentation from special guests with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and the Michigan Bankers Association.
We hope to save some time for Q&A, so come with questions for our guests. You can join us on Facebook Live by clicking here or searching @StateRepAmosONeal.
I hope to see you there!
School Budget FY 2022
The House passed the FY 22 school budget, which will provide our children with the resources and support they need to succeed. From investing in nurses and mental health services to increasing funding for quality pre-K, this funding will level the playing field and bring every district up to the same level of per-pupil funding, giving hope for this fall and beyond.
FY 2022 Omnibus Bill
The Michigan House passed the FY 2022 omnibus bill to ensure delivery of a budget on time, with key funding that will help our seniors, schools and local communities. From working families to single-income earners, this budget makes sure every Michigander has access to services they deserve. The bill now awaits passage in the Senate. Passing the FY 2022 budget puts us on the path to success for generations to come, but there is much work still to be done to get the rest of these dollars home.
SB 28 – Auto No-Fault Changes
Unintended consequences from the 2019 auto no-fault reforms will force providers of post-acute injury care to lose reimbursement for that care. Car accident victims need this treatment. Senate Bill 28 passed both chambers but does not do nearly enough to support these patients. An amendment was shot down that would have provided $30 million instead of the original $10 million, but the final version of the bill included $25 million. A single application could take up to 110 days after DIFS is allowed to start accepting them. We had the opportunity to do more than temporarily fix this problem, and now we need to continue to keep pressure on to better support these individuals.