LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Senate is considering Simultaneous Resolution No. 36, which would establish a Joint Legislative Committee between meetings to suspend rules or regulations administered by state administrations.
Under the decision, the legislature could convene a joint committee after the current session, which ends on 18 December, until 13 January.
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The Michigan Constitution empowers the committee to suspend rules and regulations, such as the new COVID-19 orders issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). It would only apply to new orders submitted by agencies outside the entire legislative session.
The current COVID regulations, which abolish indoor meals, expire on December 20th. After each novelty, it will be the responsibility of the Joint Committee.
From 11 p.m. on Wednesday, the Senate was still sitting, and it is uncertain when the resolution will come before them, possibly sometime on Thursday. The Senate also plans to adopt a state stimulus package on Thursday.
Statement by Tiffany Brown, Spokeswoman for Communications Director Gretchen Whitmer, reads as follows:
“Currently, our state needs an economic aid package to support working families and small businesses, to fund the distribution of vaccines and personal protective equipment, and a masked mandate to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. The legislature needs to start listening to what the people of our state need now and work with Governor Whitmer to get us back to a strong economy and normal day-to-day operations. “
Michigan health director said their time is being wasted by protesters who gathered in front of their home in Lansing on Tuesday night to lift the state’s coronavirus restrictions.
Several gathered in front of the home of Robert Gordon, director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), on Dec. 15 to protest the state’s current COVID restrictions.
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