Hearing Scheduled for HB 5595 This Tuesday (9/30)

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

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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.

Testimony only:

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

Testimony By Tim O’Brien of the Small Government Alliance