Bill Text: MI HR0026 | 2019-2020 | 100th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: A resolution to urge the Governor to submit an executive order to reorganize the executive branch towards improving environmental protections, access to safe and clean drinking water, and the health and safety of Michigan's citizens, in a manner consistent with the intent of the Legislature.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-26 - Re-referred To Committee On Government Operations [HR0026 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2019-HR0026-Introduced.html

            Rep. Griffin offered the following resolution:

            House Resolution No. 26.

            A resolution to urge the Governor to submit an executive order to reorganize the executive branch towards improving environmental protections, access to safe and clean drinking water, and the health and safety of Michigan's citizens, in a manner consistent with the intent of the Legislature.

Whereas, Pursuant to Article V, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Michigan of 1963, the Governor may make changes in the organization of the executive branch or in the assignment of functions among its units which she considers necessary for efficient administration unless the Legislature disapproves; and

            Whereas, On February 4, 2019, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order No. 2019-02 to, in part, establish the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy; prescribe for the administration of the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy; establish the Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules; and make transfers from the Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Department of Natural Resources, and Department of Technology, Management and Budget; and

            Whereas, On February 14, 2019, the Legislature adopted House Concurrent Resolution No. 1 to disapprove Executive Order No. 2019-02 because it sought to abolish legislatively created entities in a manner inconsistent with the intention of the Legislature; and

Whereas, The Legislature is committed to safeguarding the health and safety of Michigan's citizens and families by protecting the environment and improving access to safe, clean drinking water; and

            Whereas, The Governor has expressed a similar desire to protect the environment and improve access to safe, clean drinking water by, in part, reorganizing state government; now, therefore, be it

            Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we urge the Governor, pursuant to Article V, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Michigan of 1963, to submit an executive order to reorganize the executive branch towards improving environmental protections, access to safe and clean drinking water, and the health and safety of Michigan's citizens, in a manner consistent with the intent of the Legislature; and be it further

            Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Governor.

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