2021 Senate Resolution 31

Denounce Attorney General refusal to investigate nursing home epidemic policies and deaths

Offered in the Senate

March 18, 2021

Offered by Sen. Jim Runestad (R-15)

To denounce the decision by Attorney General Dana Nessel to not investigate the governor's nursing home policy early in the coronavirus epidemic, along with the data that was reported on deaths in nursing homes, and to encourage county prosecutors to pursue independent investigations.

Amendment offered by Sen. Curtis Hertel (D-23)

To delete an assertion that "Governor Gretchen Whitmer and her administration...required nursing homes to house COVID-19 positive residents" and "prohibited nursing homes from prohibiting admission or readmission of a resident based on COVID-19 testing requirements".

The amendment failed 15 to 20 (details)

Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-18)

To also urge the Senate to denounce "Donald Trump for killing tens of thousands of elderly residents through his failure to address the COVID-19 crisis, and encourage investigation into his apparent criminal negligence".

The amendment failed 15 to 20 (details)

Adopted in the Senate 20 to 15 (details)