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: Legislative Update
A lot has occurred over the last week, please review the legislative report and attachments for a full report.
Have a great weekend!
Subject: Fireworks changes
Yesterday, a meeting was held between MML, MTA, Fireworks industry and myself to discuss changes to Lilly’s legislation.
After much discussion regarding HB 5939, the new Fireworks legislation, we may have a compromise with the Fireworks industry to remove sky lanterns and keep all of the good things in the bill. The current legislation cuts the number of days from 30 to 7/9 depending on the year. The compromise would be adding days back in. So the current proposal would be to add the Sunday of Memorial Day and Labor Day and then allowing for Fireworks from 6/27-7/4. This would add the additional days from 7 to 12.
We are also working on language that would add parameters for communities to decide when to ban the use of Fireworks. Currently, there are no specific guidelines that anyone must follow.
Please provide any feedback to this proposal.
Attached is the legislative update for your review. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call. A couple of key items, the fireworks bills that I discussed at the last coalition meeting were introduced. Rep. Lilly is hosting a meeting on Tuesday, May 15th at 3:30 pm to discuss these bills.
Also, Senate Regulatory Reform will be hearing SB 279 next Wednesday at 12:30 PM.
Please see the announcement for the newly created Michigan Stability Board.
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Subject: [REGU] STANDARD: House Regulatory Reform Standing Committee Meeting
Standing Committee Meeting
Regulatory Reform, Rep. Brandt Iden, Chair
DATE: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
TIME: 10:30 AM
PLACE: Room 519, House Office Building, Lansing, MI
HB 5376 (Rep. Iden) Construction; code; advisory committees for certain
building codes; create.
SB 969 (Sen. Jones) Liquor; other; use, possession, and sale of
marihuana-infused alcohol; prohibit.
OR ANY BUSINESS PROPERLY BEFORE THIS COMMITTEE
To view text of legislation go to:
Committee Clerk: Ian Mays
Individuals needing special accommodations to participate in the meeting may
contact the Chair's office.
Schedule changes or cancellations available at
Attached is the legislative update for the week. Let me know if you have any questions.
Attached is a letter you or your department should have received from SFM Sehlmeyer. Please distribute to your memberships to help encourage responses to the survey. The issue of the use of PFAS is being talked about a lot in Lansing. They are considering various pieces of legislation around eliminating the use of the chemical. We will want to be involved in this discussion going forward.
I apologize for all of the emails, please see the attached Executive Order reconstituting the EMSCC by adding 6 additional voting members.
Attached is the Senate passed LARA budget from committee. There are few key highlights from the budget which include funding for the First Responders Presumed Coverage Fund and the money for the Fire Protection Grants.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Asbestos Background HB 5456
For what it is worth – more info than you or Mark will provably care to read….
Two reports the campaign did on asbestos industry deception and the outsized burden veterans have faced from asbestos-triggered disease:
Internal documents reveal that the asbestos industry knew long ago that its products were killing people. It did nothing.
The asbestos industry was well aware that asbestos was deadly. Yet, the companies that mined asbestos, and those that exposed workers, military personnel ...
Asbestos mortality map for Michigan from 1999-2013:
Asbestos is responsible for countless deaths around the world, including at least 10,000 each year in the U.S. alone. Many Americans might think it’s been banned ...
Report: Science for Sale: Ford Spends $40 Million to discredit dangers of asbestos brakes:
In 1971 Ford Motor Company decided that $1.25 per car was too much to spend on safer alternatives to asbestos brakes. Thirty years later, in the face of mounting ...
: Legislative Update
Attached is the legislative update for this week. Please feel free to send me any questions.
Two key points to this document:
Please review and provide any feedback so we can develop our plan for the hearing.
Attached is the legislative update for the week!
Subject: Governor Snyder's Budget Presentation - Documents and Links to Budget
Clients and Friends,
Attached please find Governor Snyder’s FY 2019 budget documents, also found at the link here: http://www.michigan.gov/budget
Attached is the legislative update for January 15-19th.
Legislative update and the documents from the Consensus Revenue Estimating conference.
Also, State Budget Director Pscholka announced his resignation today. He plans to leave his post at the end of February. He will be running to replace Senator John Proos who is term-limited.