Brass Roots Bill Reloaded as HB 4481 in 2017

State Representative Martin Howrylak has breathed new life into our effort to get the Brass Roots Plaque placed on the Michigan Capital grounds.  That is what was intended when it was first created.

The reload is  HB 4481,  Let’s make it law this time!  Please urge committee members to support the bill, and thank the sponsors. Urge your state representative to support passage of the bill, and please urge your state senator to support similar legislation when it comes up in the Michigan Senate.

Details about the Bill including language, sponsors, and the committee are available here: http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?2017-HB-4481

An article about it as been published here:
https://www.gongwer.com/programming/blogindex.cfm?postid=79201#sthash.nW2F7P5d.dpbs

 

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The Big Push In The Lame Duck

The Brass Roots Plaque had it’s hearing before the election.  Now we must get it voted out of committee.  Call, email, fax, snail mail, and get everyone you know to do the same!

If you are in any of these districts please contact your representative and urge him or her to have a committee hearing for this bill.  If you know anyone in one of these districts, urge your friend to do likewise.

Also, it is important that your representative supports this when it comes to the floor.  Call your representative and your state senator!

 Transportation Committee:

Wayne Schmidt (R) Committee Chair, 104th District

Ben Glardon (R) Majority Vice-Chair, 85th District

Kevin Daley (R) 82nd District

Kurt Heise (R) 20th District

Bradford Jacobsen (R) 46th District

Margaret O’Brien (R) 61st District

Peter Pettalia (R) 106th District

Dan Lauwers (R) 81st District

Michael McCready (R) 40th District

Marilyn Lane (D) Minority Vice-Chair, 31st District

Scott Dianda (D) 110th District

David Rutledge (D) 54th District

Gretchen Driskell (D) 52nd District

Tom Cochran (D) 67th District

Charles Smiley (D) 50th District

_____________________________

Mary Lou Terrien, Committee Clerk

517-373-1260

Contact Your Michigan Legislators!

Brass Roots founder Jon Coon with Brass Roots Michigan  activist Mike DeVore displaying the Plaque in front of the Michigan State Capital Building.  It was presented at a second rally in 1995.

Brass Roots founder Jon Coon with Brass Roots Michigan activist Mike DeVore displaying the Plaque in front of the Michigan State Capital Building. It was presented at a second rally in 1995.

You may Contact your State Representative and ask him or her to cosponsor or support HB 5595 at:

house.mi.gov

… and you may also encourage your state senator to introduce or support a Senate version of HB 5595 at:

senate.mi.gov

However, the most immediate action that must be made is to move this bill out of committee.  To do that there needs to be a committee hearing.  Wayne Schmidt is Vice Chair of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. So it is urgent that he schedules a hearing.  Please contact anyone you know who may be in the 104th State Representative District, and ask them to call Representative Schmidt at 517-373-1766 or email him using this webform.

He is also running for the 37th District State Senate seat.  Please contact anyone in the 37th state senate district and have them call him at (517) 373-1766 (Indicate that the will likely be a future constituent), or email him using this webform.


Other Committee Members Must Be Contacted Too!

If you are in any of these districts please contact your representative and urge him or her to have a committee hearing for this bill.  If you know anyone in one of these districts, urge your friend to do likewise.

Wayne Schmidt (R) Committee Chair, 104th District

Ben Glardon (R) Majority Vice-Chair, 85th District

Kevin Daley (R) 82nd District

Kurt Heise (R) 20th District

Bradford Jacobsen (R) 46th District

Margaret O’Brien (R) 61st District

Peter Pettalia (R) 106th District

Dan Lauwers (R) 81st District

Michael McCready (R) 40th District

Marilyn Lane (D) Minority Vice-Chair, 31st District

Scott Dianda (D) 110th District

David Rutledge (D) 54th District

Gretchen Driskell (D) 52nd District

Tom Cochran (D) 67th District

Charles Smiley (D) 50th District

_____________________________

Mary Lou Terrien, Committee Clerk

517-373-1260