SB 129 – A bill that would set up a separate regulatory scheme for native copper mines underneath a certain acreage and tonnage cap
SCR 6 - A concurrent resolution to memorialize the Congress of the United States to appropriate funds from the Nuclear Waste Fund for the establishment of a permanent repository for high-level nuclear waste or reimburse electric utility customers that paid into the fund.
SCR 8 - A concurrent resolution to urge the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to fulfill their obligation to establish a permanent solution for handling high-level nuclear waste.
SCR 9 - A concurrent resolution to urge the President and Congress of the United States to explore and support policies that will lead to the establishment of facilities within the United States for the reprocessing and recycling of spent nuclear fuel.
On the floor:
Appropriations: Agriculture and Rural Development will meet on Thursday (3/14) at 3:00 pm to take up:
FY 2017-18 Appropriations for the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Appropriations: Natural Resources will meet on Tuesday (3/14) at 1:00 pm to take up:
Discussion and presentation on Summer Youth Initiative.
Testimony on wetland mitigation banking.
Discussion on chronic wasting disease.
Appropriations: Transportation will meet on Thursday (3/16) at 9:00 am to take up:
Discussion of the FY 2017-18 Transportation Budget
Michigan Competitiveness will meet on Wednesday (3/15) at 8:00 am take up:
SB 157 – A bill to change the procurement process for water pipes to include all types of pipe
Natural Resources will meet on Wednesday (3/15) at 12:30 pm to take up:
SCR 7 - A concurrent resolution to support the recommendations of the Chicago Area Waterway System Advisory Committee to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes.
Testimony on the effects of USFS proposals and policies on users, communities, and neighbors of the Hiawatha National Forest.
Please Note Remote Locations available:
Community Room, Manistique High School
100 N. Cedar St.
Manistique, MI 49854
Teleconference Room, Marquette-Alger RESA
321 E. Ohio St.
Marquette, MI 49855
On the floor:
HB 4080 - A bill to increase financial and options for schools looking to increase energy efficiency
HB 4148 – HB 4157 – Would open the governor’s office and legislature to FOIA
Agriculture will meet on Wednesday (3/15) at 10:30 am to take up:
HB 4070 – A bill that would have the state pay attorney’s fees if the state made an inappropriate taking of property
HB 4167 – A bill that would increase the length limit of trucks hauling drainage tile to 75 feet
Presentation by Michigan Agri-business Association
Presentation by Michigan Sugar Company
Appropriations: Environmental Quality will meet on Tuesday (3/14) at 10:30 am to take up:
Presentation by the Department of Environmental Quality on the following:
- Drinking Water & Municipal Assistance Division
Appropriations: Natural Resources will meet on Thursday (3/16) at 9:00 am to take up:
DNR Presentation on invasive species
Commerce and Trade will meet on Tuesday (3/14) at 10:30 am to take up:
HB 4207 – Would provide incentives to develop grocery stores that carry healthy food in food deserts
Energy Policy will meet on Tuesday (3/14) at 9:00 am to take up:
HB 4220 – A bill to make it easier to opt-out of smart meter usage by consumers
Presentation by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Natural Resources will meet on Wednesday (3/15) at 9:00 am to take up:
HB 4082 – A bill to require notice to locals before the DNR does a prescribed burn
Regulatory Reform will meet on Wednesday (3/15) at 10:30 am to take up
HB 4326 – Would exempt campgrounds from having to pay for and receive a Groundwater discharge permit for their septic system
Tourism and Outdoor Recreation will meet on Wednesday (3/15) at 12:00 pm to take up:
Presentations by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources:
Update on the 2012 Blue Ribbon Panel's report on State Parks and Outdoor Recreation by Ron Olson, Chief of Parks and Recreation Division.
Promoting Outdoor Recreation in Michigan by Kristin Phillips, Chief of Marketing and Outreach Division.
Sean Hammond, Deputy Policy Director