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July 2019

Good morning,

 

Per Fire Marshal Sehlmeyer’s request, I am sharing the following press release with you regarding the partnership between MI Prevention, the National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Association, and Wayne State University’s AmeriCorps Urban Safety Project and their efforts to help protect residents in the Detroit area.

 

MI Prevention Provides 1,000 Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors for Installation in Detroit Homes

 

Feel free to share!

April 2019

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February 2019

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Join State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer on Monday, October 1, at 10 am, to kick off Fire Prevention Month as proclaimed by the governor and talk about this year’s NFPA theme: Look. Listen. Learn.  Be Aware -- fire can happen anywhere.  He’ll also be talking about residential fire fatalities in Michigan and how the statewide Community Risk Reduction Task Force is working to reduce fire fatalities.  Fact sheets that will cover specific fire safety tips for each week of the month will be made available to all fire departments to share with the public, thanks to the Michigan Fire Inspectors Society.  Please join State Fire Marshal Sehlmeyer to learn more about maximizing your outreach efforts to better educate and inform Michiganders about how to minimize fire risk in their homes.

 

The link to the event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2259960630700791/

The video chat will also be archived on our Facebook page for those who can’t attend. Registration is not required for the event, however viewers are required to have a Facebook login.

 

Please share this event with your colleagues in the fire service and the general public. We hope you can participate in this event!

APRIL 2019

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APRIL 2019

Good morning, Michigan Fire Chief - 

 

The Expo & Winter Workshop is less than two weeks away!  We’re bringing in some excellent presenters including Ms. Janine Driver as the Keynote on Tuesday morning.  This is a big deal!

 
Attached is the current list of displaying vendors, for reference.

 

If you can’t make the full 2-day event, we’ve got options for you starting!  See attached flyers.

 

Your help promoting this event is appreciated.  Everyone is welcome - Bring the Family to the Expo (kids under 12 are free)!

 

See attached flyers & visit MiChiefs.org for all details.

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Coalition Updates

                                         

Oct 2019

Subject: Task Force 1

 

Good Morning

 

As part of the Governors response to the legislative budget passed, she used a tactic that hasn’t been used since Governor Engler.  So in addition to the 147 vetoes, she transferred funds within the departments without legislative approval. It’s true she did not Veto Task Force 1, however she did remove all of the funding for it in the LARA budget.

 

At a meeting in the Governors office yesterday, I was able to speak to the Governors COS Joann Huls and her Chief Strategist Mark Burton about the elimination of our funding.   They indicated that when the legislature moved the funding from Treasury to LARA, they funded it by using Corporation Fees.  These fees could not be used for the purpose of Task Force 1.  They believed that the funding was unenforceable and could have vetoed but decided to use the transfer method instead.  They left a $100 placeholder. They indicated they are hoping that this would be something that could be renegotiated in a supplemental.

 

It’s very early in this process so we aren’t entirely sure how the legislature is going to react. The Governor has called for a quandrant meeting for Thursday. We hope that this will bring everyone back to the table.

 

I will keep everyone posted for next steps.

 

Thank you

Melissa 

Sept 2019

The Governor signed all of the budgets ensuring no shut down however there were 147 line item vetoes and 72 pieces of boilerplate that are considered unenforceable. Her vetoes totaled more than $500M dollars.

 

 The First Responders Presumed Coverage Fund and the Urban Search Task Force dollars were protected in the budget.

 

We will have more detail later tonight.

 

Melissa 

As we look at the committee of health policy, it appears to be a number of 19 with 11 on one side, eight on the other. Assuming they vote on party lines as the Senate did, the controlling side of 11 is our target in defeating the now past  senate bill  460. These 11 representatives that are in the majority come from many different parts of the state or districts. I suggest we identify the fire departments in those areas and then seek out our issue friendly firefighters that intern can attend the committee meeting with our coalition members . This could help sway two or three committee members. Our support staff could identify those committee members that could be most influenced. The place to halt this, is in committee not on the full house floor. Just some thoughts. Jay

 

On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 2:23 PM Melissa McKinley <mmckinley@kelley-cawthorne.com> wrote:

Good Afternoon

The Senate just passed SB 460 on party lines. Despite efforts to get our amendment added as a compromise, Senator Nesbitt rejected the compromise. He did so because  the amendment only moved our position to “neutral” not to “support”.  Unless we came out supportive, he would not include the amendment.

So, our next actions are to meet with Rep. Vaupel who is Chair of the House Health Policy committee. This meeting will be Oct. 2nd at 3:30 pm.

Melissa

 

Good Afternoon

 

The Senate just passed SB 460 on party lines. Despite efforts to get our amendment added as a compromise, Senator Nesbitt rejected the compromise. He did so because  the amendment only moved our position to “neutral” not to “support”.  Unless we came out supportive, he would not include the amendment.

 

So, our next actions are to meet with Rep. Vaupel who is Chair of the House Health Policy committee. This meeting will be Oct. 2nd at 3:30 pm.

 

Melissa 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019  (TENTATIVE)

TUESDAY CONFERENCE REPORTS:

 

- SB 134

SB 134 (Sen. LaSata) Appropriations; zero budget; community colleges; provide for fiscal year 2019-2020.

 

- SB 137

SB 137 (Sen. Bumstead) Appropriations; zero budget; department of environmental quality; provide for fiscal year 2019-2020.

 

- SB 147

SB 147 (Sen. Barrett) Appropriations; zero budget; department of state police; provide for fiscal year 2019-2020.

 

Calendar Item # 1 - HB 4236

HB 4236 (Rep. VanSingel) Appropriations; zero budget; higher education; provide for fiscal year 2019-2020.

 

Calendar Item # 8 - HB 4238

HB 4238 (Rep. Brann) Appropriations; zero budget; judiciary; provide for fiscal year 2019-2020.

 

- SB 138

SB 138 (Sen. Stamas) Appropriations; zero budget; general government; provide for fiscal year 2019-2020.

 

- SB 139

SB 139 (Sen. MacGregor) Appropriations; zero budget; department of health and human services; provide for fiscal year 2019-2020.

 

- SB 141

SB 141 (Sen. Nesbitt) Appropriations; zero budget; department of insurance and financial services; provide for fiscal year 2019-2020.

 

- SB 144

SB 144 (Sen. Barrett) Appropriations; zero budget; department of military and veterans affairs; provide for fiscal year 2019-2020.

 

- SB 149

SB 149 (Sen. Schmidt) Appropriations; zero budget; state transportation department; provide for fiscal year 2019-2020.

 

Calendar Item # 4 - HB 4229

HB 4229 (Rep. VanWoerkom) Appropriations; zero budget; department of agriculture and rural development; provide for fiscal year 2019-2020.

 

Calendar Item # 5 - HB 4231

HB 4231 (Rep. Albert) Appropriations; zero budget; corrections; provide for fiscal year 2019-2020.

 

Calendar Item # 6 - HB 4232

HB 4232 (Rep. Miller) Appropriations; zero budget; department of education; provide for fiscal year 2019-2020.

 

Calendar Item # 9 - HB 4239

HB 4239 (Rep. Yaroch) Appropriations; zero budget; department of licensing and regulatory affairs; provide for fiscal year 2019-2020.

 

Calendar Item # 2 - HB 4241

HB 4241 (Rep. Allor) Appropriations; zero budget; department of natural resources; provide for fiscal year 2019-2020.

 

 

TUESDAY GENERAL ORDERS:

 

Calendar Item # 42 - SB 530

SB 530 (Sen. Bayer) Environmental protection; permits; air pollution permit fees; revise. ATW

 

Calendar Item # 38 - SB 473

SB 473 (Sen. Schmidt) Education; financing; calculation of number of mills to be levied for school operating purposes; update to reflect change in terminology to target foundation allowance. ATW

 

Calendar Item # 39 - SB 474

SB 474 (Sen. Schmidt) School aid; foundation allowance; reference to basic foundation allowance in postsecondary enrollment options act; change to target foundation allowance. ATW

 

Calendar Item # 40 - SB 475

SB 475 (Sen. Schmidt) School aid; foundation allowance; reference to basic foundation allowance in revenue estimating conference; change to target foundation allowance. ATW

 

Calendar Item # 41 - SB 476

SB 476 (Sen. Schmidt) School aid; foundation allowance; reference to basic foundation allowance in career and technical preparation act; change to target foundation allowance. ATW

 

TUESDAY THIRD READING:

 

Calendar Item # 7 - SB 455

SB 455 (Sen. Stamas) Property tax; exemptions; certain property located in a renaissance zone; modify exemption for.

 

Calendar Item # 5 - SB 460

SB 460 (Sen. Nesbitt) Health facilities; emergency medical services; reporting requirements for the Michigan Emergency Medical Services Information System; exempt certain life support agencies.

 

Calendar Item # 42 - SB 530

SB 530 (Sen. Bayer) Environmental protection; permits; air pollution permit fees; revise.

 

Calendar Item # 38 - SB 473

SB 473 (Sen. Schmidt) Education; financing; calculation of number of mills to be levied for school operating purposes; update to reflect change in terminology to target foundation allowance.

 

Calendar Item # 39 - SB 474

SB 474 (Sen. Schmidt) School aid; foundation allowance; reference to basic foundation allowance in postsecondary enrollment options act; change to target foundation allowance.

 

Calendar Item # 40 - SB 475

SB 475 (Sen. Schmidt) School aid; foundation allowance; reference to basic foundation allowance in revenue estimating conference; change to target foundation allowance.

 

Calendar Item # 41 - SB 476

SB 476 (Sen. Schmidt) School aid; foundation allowance; reference to basic foundation allowance in career and technical preparation act; change to target foundation allowance.

 

 

TUESDAY RESOLUTIONS:

 

Calendar Item # 46 - HCR 9

HCR 9 (Sen. Miller) A concurrent resolution relative to secondary road patrol funds for counties providing road patrol services to cities and villages.

 

 

Any item properly before the Senate may be acted on.

Good Afternoon,

 

The Senate Health Policy Committee took testimony and voted out SB 460 from committee today.  This legislation was amended to exempt a “Medical First Response Service who is composed of medical first responders who provide services without expecting or receiving money, goods or services to provide services” from having to submit a report to the state.  Their only requirement would be to provide a written summary of services rendered to the transporting agency.   The following people testified in opposition today.

 

Michael McCleieer, President, Michigan State Firemen’s Association

Mark Docherty, President, Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union

Andy Pless, Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs

Chris Mantels, Deputy Chief, Saugatuck Fire Depart.

Dr. Bill Fales, Michigan College of Emergency Medicine

 

The opposition came as a result over the lack of data collection, the liability concerns for both the MFR and the patient and creating a new sub class of MFRs.

 

The legislation is intended to impact 5 Quick Response Teams that are located in Van Buren County, Paw Paw, Decatur, Mattawan, Lawton and Lawrence.  Of the 4 teams, only one is associated with a fire department which is Lawton.  We have been made aware by the state that 3 of 5 organizations have been reporting to the state system for multiple years.  This means that they absolutely have the capability to report. 

 

The legislation was passed out of the committee with all of the Republicans voting yes and the Democrats voting no.  We fully expect that this legislation will come up for a vote next week on the full Senate floor.  Please contact your state Senator and asking them not to support this legislation.  If your members are unfamiliar with their Senator please have them visit to find their legislator.

http://senate.michigan.gov/fysbyaddress.html

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Thank you,

Melissa 

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NOTICE OF SCHEDULED MEETING

COMMITTEE:      Health Policy and Human Services

DATE:           Thursday, September 12, 2019

TIME:           1:00 p.m.

PLACE:          Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building,
               201 Townsend Street,
               Lansing, MI 48933

PHONE:          Heather Dorbeck (517) 373-5323
               Committee Clerk

AGENDA:

SB 348 (Sen. MacGregor) Human services; medical services; certain interpretations of existing Medicaid provider policy; require prospective effective date.

HB 4051 (Rep. Whiteford)        Mental health; other; Michigan CARES hotline; create.

HB 4412 (Rep. Kahle)    Health; pharmaceuticals; sale or purchase of dextromethorphan for individuals under the age of 18; prohibit.

SB 460 (Sen. Nesbitt)   Health facilities; emergency medical services; reporting requirements for the Michigan Emergency Medical Services Information System; exempt certain life support agencies.

And any other business properly before the committee

Individuals wishing to present testimony electronically should contact the Clerk and bring an HDMI compatible device.

 

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Good Morning

 

SB 460 was introduced last Thursday by Senator Aric Nesbitt. His staff reached out yesterday with a substitute for the introduced version of the bill. Please see below. This bill is pertinent to the issue we discussed last week at our coalition meeting about the need for reporting from MFRs. 

 

I have spoken to Sen. Vanderwall, Chair of Senate Health Policy, and they are possibly having a hearing next week. They said it will be testimony only.  We should be prepared to testify.

 

Melissa 

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