Lansing, MI – On Wednesday September 24th Wayne Schmidt, Chairman of the State House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, informed Brass Roots lobbyists (Kim Moore and Scotty Boman) that he would schedule a hearing for HB 5595 (A Bill to Allow Brass Roots to place their plaque on the capital grounds). A hearing is necessary to move a bill out of committee. This welcome news came on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the original “Brass Roots” gun rally. The hearing will be this Tuesday, September 30th at 10:30 AM in Room 521 of the House Office Building. Testimony on HB 5595 is at the end of the hearing agenda. The complete agenda is posted at the bottom of this page, and the official up-to-date version may be linked to here: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(ehguag3xesunqjqrhj5hot45))/mileg.aspx?page=committeemeeting&objectName=24185
It remains important to…
- contact committee members (A list of Committee members and links to contact information is in the previous post) and urge them to support the bill, as the hearing date approaches.
- It is especially helpful for constituents of committee members to do this. Meanwhile, remember to contact your representative and urge him or her to support the bill when it comes to a vote.
- Anyone who is knowledgeable about the plaque should come to the hearing to testify in favor of it’s installation.
- Urge Speaker Jase Bolger to bring the bill to a vote.
- Thank Wayne Schmidt for putting this bill on the agenda.
- Thank Martin Howrylak and the cosponsors (Kevin Daley, Tom McMillin, Ken Goike, Tom Leonard, Bob Genetski, Ed McBroom, Joel Johnson, Tim Kelly, Ray Franz, Pat Somerville, Klint Kesto, Mike Callton, Ken Yonker, Jon Bumstead, Bruce R. Rendon).
People attending the hearing may have a special treat. Rumor has it (from a reliable source) that the plaque itself will be on display in the vicinity of the capital or the House Office Building. This event stands to be a reunion for veterans of the Brass Roots organization. Anyone who is unfamiliar with the plaque can find some information and a few useful links on this website.
Committee Meeting Meetings by bodies of elected members delegated by the House or Senate to consider and make recommendations concerning disposition of bills, resolutions, and other related matters referred to them. Committees are appointed by the Speaker of the House or the Senate Majority Leader and are organized according to subject matter.
Committee: Transportation and Infrastructu
Clerk Phone Number: Mary Lou Terrien 517-373-1260
Location: Room 521, House Office Building, Lansing, MI
Date: Tuesday, 9/30/2014
Time: 10:30 AM
HB 5117 (Rep. Victory) Counties; boards and commissions; transfer of functions of a county road commission to the county board of commissioners; eliminate sunset.
HB 5118 (Rep. Victory) Counties; boards and commissions; powers and duties of county road commissioners to be exercised by the county board of commissioners; eliminate sunset.
HB 5408 (Rep. Schmidt) Vehicles; other; commercial quadricycle; define and exclude from definition of motor vehicle.
HB 5409 (Rep. Irwin) Vehicles; other; commercial quadricycles; allow to serve alcohol under certain circumstances and make other revisions to Michigan vehicle code.
SB 903 (Sen. Hildenbrand) Vehicles; fund-raising registration plates; fund-raising registration plate recognizing Michigan Blood; create, and earmark to Michigan Blood.
SB 970 (Sen. Casperson) Vehicles; driver training; certain requirements applicable to commercial learner’s permit; amend to comply with federal regulations.
HB 5595 (Rep. Howrylak) History and arts; historic sites; second amendment monument on the capitol grounds; provide for. Chair Representative Wayne Schmidt
In the spirit of compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), individuals with a disability should feel free to contact the Office of the Secretary of the Senate by phone [(517) 373-2400] or by TDD [(517) 373-0543] if requesting special services to effectively participate in the meeting