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Rep. Zorn’s March Legislative Update
Welcome to the first day of spring!
As a reminder, the purpose of this newsletter is to provide up-to-date information on the activities at our state’s Capitol and share insights on legislative developments which affect our communities.
As always, I hope you will find this email update useful and informative. Please contact me if you ever have any questions or concerns regarding state or local government issues.
Dale W. Zorn
Read Rep. Dale Zorn’s March Legislative Update here.
Monroe County Republicans
Senate panel approves “Choose Life” license plate
Senate Bill 600 would create a Choose Life specialty license plate. Sales of the plate would help support the pregnancy resource centers that help pregnant women and their babies. These centers not only provide clothing, diapers, cribs, car seats and other items, but also teach parenting skills and encourage dads to be involved in the lives of their children. Funding would also provide opportunities to promote adoption and education about abortion alternatives.
Twenty-six states have authorized Choose Life license plates, generating more than $14 million for life-promoting activities.
The bill now goes before the full Senate for consideration.
Senate Majority Leader Richardville supports bills to reform DEQ regulations
Senate Bills 528-533 would reform the state’s regulatory process in dealing with leaking underground storage tanks. The bills would eliminate unnecessary red tape to expedite the cleanup of these polluted sites.
Michigan lags far behind other states in cleaning up contaminated land. Over the years, constant rule changes have delayed rehabilitation efforts and sidelined redevelopment projects.
The common sense reform would require the Department of Environmental Quality to set a site-specific, risk-based strategy to more quickly and effectively clean up these sites. In this way, limited resources can be better spent on contaminated sites that need more attention, rather than using a one-size-fits-all approach.
Once polluted sites are cleaned up, they can be redeveloped to create jobs.
The legislation has been sent to the House for consideration.
As most of the Midwest continued to lose residents last year, the moving company identified Michigan as one of only three “balanced” states in the region – that is, states where inbound and outbound moves each represented 55 percent or less of the total.
As you might imagine, Michigan spent the previous six years as an “outbound” state.
I am thrilled with this welcome news. It’s one more sign that our work is helping put Michigan back on track.