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. 9, 2015
There were no votes taken on the House Floor this week
Natural Resources and Appropriations: Subcommittee on Natural Resources
Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund presentation by Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife Council presentation by Department of Natural Resources
Appropriations: Subcommittee on State Police
MSP staff from the Biometric and Identification Division and Forensic Science Division describe their past and present operations and discuss:
– Recent and ongoing upgrades to MSP IT systems,
– Current condition of MSP laboratories
– Backlog of evidence requiring forensic analysis
Michigan State Medical Society
Michigan Osteopathic Association
Michigan Optometric Association
Michigan Association of Chiropractors
Michigan Nurses Association
Commerce and Trade
HB 4119 – (Rep. Garcia) – Civil procedure; garnishment; garnishment of periodic payments; revise procedure.
Reported from committee by a 19-0-0 vote
HB 4120 – (Rep. McCready) – Labor; fair employment practices; deductions from wages without written consent of employee; include certain reimbursements related to garnishment.
Reported from committee by a 19-0-0 vote
Business Leaders of Michigan
Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Overview of Criminal Justice System
Transportation and Infrastructure
Discussion with Kirk Steudle, Director Michigan Department of Transportation
Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development
House Fiscal Agency overview of the FY 2014-15 MDARD budget
Communications and Technology
Presentation by the Michigan Public Service Commission
HB 4076 – (Rep. Rendon) – Weapons; firearms; reference to certain repealed definition in the penal code; eliminate.
HB 4151 – (Rep. Pettalia) – Weapons; firearms; 1959 PA 186; repeal.
HB 4152 – (Rep. Sheppard) – Weapons; firearms; definition of firearm in MCL 8.3t; modify.
HB 4153 – (Rep. Franz) – Weapons; firearms; definition of firearm in MCL 752.841; modify.
HB 4154 – (Rep. Brett Roberts) – Weapons; firearms; definition of firearm in natural resources and environmental protection act; modify.
HB 4155 – (Rep. Cole) – Weapons; firearms; definition of firearm in the Michigan penal code; modify.
HB 4156 – (Rep. Barrett) – Weapons; firearms; definition of firearm in 1927 PA 372; modify.
HB 4159 – (Rep. Johnson) – Weapons; licensing; waiver for certain individuals to carry weapon in weapon-free zones; expand to include certain corrections, probation, and parole officers.
HB 4160 – (Rep. Johnson) – Weapons; other; brandishing a firearm; exempt certain actions.
HB 4161 – (Rep. Hughes) – Weapons; other; definition of brandish; provide for.
SB 34 – (Sen. Green) – Weapons; licensing; concealed pistol licensing boards; eliminate, and transfer duties to the department of state police and county clerks.
SB 35 – (Sen. Green) – Criminal procedure; sentencing guidelines; reference in sentencing guidelines; update.
Appropriations: Subcommittee on Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Directors of LARA and DIFS to provide an overview of departmental organization, responsibilities, policies, programs, and procedures
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
Reported from committee by a 9-0-0 vote
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
Jamie Clover Adams, Director
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD)
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.
HB 4051 – (Rep. Farrington) – Taxation; administration; disclosure of certain tax-exempt property; provide for.
Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services
Tourism and Outdoor Recreation
A presentation given by Michigan Farm Bureau and Michigan Agritourism Association.
Appropriations: Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Affairs
Presentation given by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Appropriations: Subcommittee on Environmental Quality
– Departmental overview presentation by the Department of Environmental Quality
– Executive Budget Recommendation presentation by the Department of Environmental Quality
Presentation by the Department of Insurance and Financial Services
on Insurance Basics
HB 4110 – (Rep. Pscholka) – Appropriations; zero budget; multisection school aid supplemental; provide for.
HB 4112 – (Rep. Pscholka) – Appropriations; zero budget; supplemental appropriations; provide for fiscal year 2014-2015.
Executive Order No. 2015-5