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2019 House Concurrent Resolution 1: Disapprove executive order abolishing environmental regulation review panels
Introduced by Rep. James Lower (R) on February 6, 2019
To disapprove Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Executive Order No. 2019-02 issued Feb. 4 2019, which reorganizes and renames the state Department of Environmental Quality (henceforth the "Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy"), creates several new bureaus within the department, and abolishes three other bureaus created by legislation enacted in 2018 and signed by former Gov. Rick Snyder. The abolished entities are an environmental rules review committee tasked with assessing the reasonableness of new environmental regulations; an environmental permit appeal panel to review permit-related grievances; and an environmental science advisory board to advise the governor on environmental issues. An executive order has the force of law unless it is disapproved within 60 days by a majority of those elected and serving in both the House and Senate.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on February 6, 2019
Substitute offered by Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D) on February 6, 2019
To adopt a version of the resolution that does not disapprove of the Executive Order.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on February 6, 2019
Passed 58 to 51 in the House on February 6, 2019.
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(same description)
To disapprove Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Executive Order No. 2019-02 issued Feb. 4 2019, which reorganizes and renames the state Department of Environmental Quality (henceforth the "Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy"), creates several new bureaus within the department, and abolishes three other bureaus created by legislation enacted in 2018 and signed by former Gov. Rick Snyder. The abolished entities are an environmental rules review committee tasked with assessing the reasonableness of new environmental regulations; an environmental permit appeal panel to review permit-related grievances; and an environmental science advisory board to advise the governor on environmental issues. An executive order has the force of law unless it is disapproved within 60 days by a majority of those elected and serving in both the House and Senate.
Received in the Senate on February 7, 2019
Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on February 7, 2019
Motion by Sen. Peter MacGregor (R) on February 14, 2019
Moved that the rules be suspended and that the following concurrent resolution, now on Committee Reports, be placed on the Resolutions calendar for consideration today.
The motion passed 22 to 16 in the Senate on February 14, 2019.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Passed 22 to 16 in the Senate on February 14, 2019.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To disapprove Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Executive Order No. 2019-02 issued Feb. 4 2019, which reorganizes and renames the state Department of Environmental Quality (henceforth the "Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy"), creates several new bureaus within the department, and abolishes three other bureaus created by legislation enacted in 2018 and signed by former Gov. Rick Snyder. The abolished entities are an environmental rules review committee tasked with assessing the reasonableness of new environmental regulations; an environmental permit appeal panel to review permit-related grievances; and an environmental science advisory board to advise the governor on environmental issues. An executive order has the force of law unless it is disapproved within 60 days by a majority of the House and Senate. Both bodies have now done so, thereby halting the executive order.

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