Following on the heels of yesterday’s opening day of session for the new Legislature, House Speaker Kevin Cotter announced membership this afternoon for the chamber’s 24 standing committees and the 18 Appropriations subcommittees for the 2015-16 legislative session. Of particular interest to the League’s State Affairs team…
Commerce & Trade – Graves (Chair), Sheppard (VC), Barrett, Callton, Garcia, Glenn, Hughes, Johnson, Leutheuser, Rendon, Somerville, Jenkins Schor (Minority VC), Byrd, Garrett, Geiss, Love, Moss, Townsend
Communications & Technology – Jacobsen (Chair), Iden (VC), Barrett, Franz, Glardon, Leutheuser, Outman, Price, Tedder Phelps (Minority VC), Chirkun, Driskell, Greig, Guerra
Elections - Lyons (Chair), Leutheuser (VC), Kesto, Heise, Jacobsen Driskell (Minority VC), Hoadley, Irwin
Energy Policy – Nesbitt (Chair), Glenn (VC), Barrett, Cole, Hughes, Jacobsen, LaFontaine, Lucido, Maturen, McBroom, Outman, Pettalia, B. Roberts, Sheppard, Webber LaVoy (Minority VC), Brunner, Byrd, Dianda, Garrett, Kivela, Kosowski, Lane, D. Miller, Plawecki
Local Government – Chatfield (Chair), Price (VC), Heise, Maturen, Runestad, Sheppard, Theis Moss (Minority VC), Brunner, Neeley, Rutledge
Regulatory Reform – Franz (Chair), B. Roberts (VC), Courser, Crawford, Garcia, Iden, Kesto, Lauwers, Yonker Dianda (Minority VC), Chirkun, Darany, Lane, Moss, Schor
Tax Policy – Farrington (Chair), Maturen (VC), Chatfield, Glenn, Howrylak, Iden, Somerville, Webber, Yonker Townsend (Minority VC), Byrd, Clemente, LaVoy
Transportation & Infrastructure – Pettalia (Chair), Glardon (VC), Cole, Farrington, Goike, Jacobsen, Lauwers, Maturen, Yonker, McCready Lane (Minority VC), Cochran, Dianda, Neeley, Rutledge, Smiley
Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government – Laura Cox (Chair), Chris Afendoulis, Larry Inman, Earl Poleski Fred Durhal III (Minority VC), Sam Singh
Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation – Ed Canfield (Chair), Roger Victory (VC), John Bizon, Tim Kelly, Aaron Miller Brian Banks (Minority VC), Brandon Dillon
***Democratic members listed in italics
For more background on each of these legislators, please visit – http://house.michigan.gov/mhrpublic/frmRepList.aspx.
Chris Hackbarth is the Director of State Affairs for the League handling municipal finance issues. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 or email@example.com.