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Subject: PA 291 Rewrite Introduction
I just wanted to let you know that Senator Stamas submitted bills for introduction. The bill numbers will be SB 264 & 265. You will not find them online though until following session on Tuesday. I was successful in getting several cosponsors for the bill. Horn, Nofs, Proos, Jones, Zorn, Hertel, Rocca, Schmidt, Knezek, Hopgood to name a few.
I will send you the filed bills once they are up on Tuesday.
Attached please find the House Committee assignments for the 99th Legislature. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Michigan Fire Service Coalition Members
The MAFC has advised Melissa that we will no longer be utilizing the services of Kelly Cawthorne. I realize that our coalition it has morphed beyond its original days of a coalition before a lobbyist and this creates some difficult decisions for you all to make.
The MAFC is willing to continue to work with our like minded associations, although it is unclear as to what our role with in the coalition would be based on previous actions by the coalition.
Please see the attached memo for further discussion.
Michael O'Brian, President
Michigan Assocation of Fire Chiefs
Your calls and emails made a difference. The House and Senate just passed the 2016/2017 Budget which includes 3 million dollars for our Cancer Presumption Fund!!! One last step...the Governor's signature. We are so close to finally taking care of our members that are developing cancer from work place exposures.
County Training Committee Chairpersons,
Please forward to the fire departments in your county the attached policy detailing the MFFTC Instructor II position. The “Instructor II Policy and Procedures” is taken from the rules as submitted by Council.
Also attached you will find the Instructor II Application which must be filled out in its entirety and submitted to the respective region supervisor for review. Although the policy asks that the application be made through the Information Management System (IMS), we ask that you submit your application in writing until IMS is brought up to speed.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Joseph A. Grutza