Capitol Recap for the Week of Feb. 2, 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015

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

 

Floor Votes

 

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.

 

Committee Votes

 

Appropriations: Subcommittee on Natural Resources

Agenda:

 

- Departmental overview presentation by Department of Natural Resources
- Hunting and fishing license and fee restructuring presentation by Department of Natural Resources

 

Natural Resources

Agenda:

 

Organizational Meeting

A presentation given by Director Dan Wyant on the Department of Environmental Quality's role in Michigan.

 

Health Policy

Agenda:

 

Presentations By:

Michigan Health and Hospital Association
Trinity Health
Michigan Health Ministries of Ascension Health
Beaumont Health System
Spectrum Health System
Sparrow Health System

 

Criminal Justice

Agenda:

 

Overview of Criminal Justice System

 

Commerce and Trade

Agenda:

 

HB 4119 - (Rep. Garcia) - Civil procedure; garnishment; garnishment of periodic payments; revise procedure.
 

Testimony Only

HB 4120 - (Rep. McCready) - Labor; fair employment practices; deductions from wages without written consent of employee; include certain reimbursements related to garnishment.
 

Testimony Only

A Presentation from the Michigan Retailers Association

 

Transportation and Infrastructure

Agenda:

 

Presentation by Kirk Steudle, Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation

 

Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development

Agenda:

 

House Fiscal Agency overview of the FY 2014-15 MDARD budget

 

Appropriations: Subcommittee on Human Services

Agenda:

 

HFA Presentation: Background Briefing on the Department of Human Services Budget

 

Judiciary

Agenda:

 

PRESENTATION BY:

Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young

 

Communications and Technology

Agenda:

 

Organizational Meeting

 

Appropriations

Agenda:

 

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

Agenda:

 

Presentations By:
Nick Lyon- Interim Director, Department of Human Services
Scott Dzurka- President and CEO, United Way's Michigan Association of United Ways

 

Energy Policy

Agenda:

 

Presentation from Valerie Brader, Office of Gov. Rick Snyder

 

Presentation from the Michigan Public Service Commission

 

Elections

Agenda:

 

Presentation by the Michigan Secretary of State's Office

 

Agriculture

Agenda:

 

Presentation from
Michigan Agri-Business Association
Jim Byrum, President

 

Tax Policy

Agenda:

 

HB 4018 - (Rep. Farrington) - Sales tax; definitions; definition of prewritten computer software; revise.

 

Testimony Only

 

HB 4019 - (Rep. Farrington) - Use tax; definitions; definition of prewritten computer software; revise.

Organizational Meeting

 

Testimony Only

 

Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation

Agenda:

 

Presentation on Transportation Funding by House Fiscal Agency

 

Regulatory Reform

Agenda:

 

Presentation by Andrew Deloney - Chairperson, Michigan Liquor Control Commission

 

Local Government

Agenda:

 

Organizational meeting

 

Financial Liability Reform

Agenda:

 

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.
 

Testimony Only

A Presentation from the Michigan Department of Treasury.

 

Tourism and Outdoor Recreation

Agenda:

 

Presentation from the Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association.

 

Joint Committee Meeting: Education and Appropriations: Subcommittee on School Aid

Agenda:

 

Overview of the School Aid Budget by House Fiscal Agency

Overview of the Michigan Department of Education Budget by House Fiscal Agency

 

Insurance

Agenda:

Presentation by the Department of Insurance and Financial Services:
Overview of Department's Mission, Responsibilities and Structure

Ann Flood, Director,
Teri Morante
and Senior Deputies

 

Oversight and Ethics

Agenda:

 

Presentation given by the Office of the Auditor General

 

Workforce and Talent Development

Agenda:

 

PRESENTATIONS:

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

Agenda:

 

Organizational Meeting

 

Appropriations: Subcommittee on Corrections

Agenda:

 

Overview Presentations
- Department of Corrections
- Legislative Corrections Ombudsman

 

Appropriations: Subcommittee on Higher Education 

Agenda:

 

Overview of Higher Education Budget