In order to keep you and your neighbors better informed about the legislation we discuss, I am posting the agenda for any scheduled committee meetings at the beginning of the week and an update with any votes that were taken that week in committee or on the House floor. I hope you find this information helpful and please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance.
Week of Feb. 2, 2015
Appropriates funding through the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund
HB 4078 (Bumstead) Passed: 103-7
Next: Sent to the Senate for consideration
House Bill 4078 (Bumstead) is a FY 14-15 appropriations bill that includes funding for the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) capital outlay projects. The bill appropriates $24,729,500 Gross, all restricted funds.
Appropriations: Subcommittee on Natural Resources
– Departmental overview presentation by Department of Natural Resources
– Hunting and fishing license and fee restructuring presentation by Department of Natural Resources
A presentation given by Director Dan Wyant on the Department of Environmental Quality’s role in Michigan.
Michigan Health and Hospital Association
Michigan Health Ministries of Ascension Health
Beaumont Health System
Spectrum Health System
Sparrow Health System
Overview of Criminal Justice System
Commerce and Trade
HB 4119 – (Rep. Garcia) – Civil procedure; garnishment; garnishment of periodic payments; revise procedure.
HB 4120 – (Rep. McCready) – Labor; fair employment practices; deductions from wages without written consent of employee; include certain reimbursements related to garnishment.
A Presentation from the Michigan Retailers Association
Transportation and Infrastructure
Presentation by Kirk Steudle, Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation
Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development
House Fiscal Agency overview of the FY 2014-15 MDARD budget
Appropriations: Subcommittee on Human Services
HFA Presentation: Background Briefing on the Department of Human Services Budget
Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young
Communications and Technology
HB 4078 – (Rep. Bumstead) – Appropriations; capital outlay; Michigan natural resources trust fund; provide appropriations.
Reported favorably from committee by a vote of 29-1
Families, Children and Seniors
Nick Lyon- Interim Director, Department of Human Services
Scott Dzurka- President and CEO, United Way’s Michigan Association of United Ways
Presentation from Valerie Brader, Office of Gov. Rick Snyder
Presentation from the Michigan Public Service Commission
Presentation by the Michigan Secretary of State’s Office
Michigan Agri-Business Association
Jim Byrum, President
HB 4018 – (Rep. Farrington) – Sales tax; definitions; definition of prewritten computer software; revise.
HB 4019 – (Rep. Farrington) – Use tax; definitions; definition of prewritten computer software; revise.
Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation
Presentation on Transportation Funding by House Fiscal Agency
Presentation by Andrew Deloney – Chairperson, Michigan Liquor Control Commission
Financial Liability Reform
HB 4059 – (Rep. Hughes) – Retirement; public school employees; retirant employed at a reporting unit under certain circumstances without forfeiting retirement allowance or health care coverage; eliminate sunset.
A Presentation from the Michigan Department of Treasury.
Tourism and Outdoor Recreation
Presentation from the Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association.
Joint Committee Meeting: Education and Appropriations: Subcommittee on School Aid
Overview of the School Aid Budget by House Fiscal Agency
Overview of the Michigan Department of Education Budget by House Fiscal Agency
Presentation by the Department of Insurance and Financial Services:
Overview of Department’s Mission, Responsibilities and Structure
Ann Flood, Director,
and Senior Deputies
Oversight and Ethics
Presentation given by the Office of the Auditor General
Workforce and Talent Development
Michigan Manufacturers Association
Michigan Association of Home Builders
Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan
Military and Veterans Affairs
Date: Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Room 308, House Office Building
Appropriations: Subcommittee on Corrections
– Department of Corrections
– Legislative Corrections Ombudsman
Appropriations: Subcommittee on Higher Education
Overview of Higher Education Budget