2019 House Concurrent Resolution 1

Senate Roll Call 7: Adopted

To disapprove Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's <a href=" https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-488736--,00.html">Executive Order No. 2019-02</a> 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 <a href=" https://www.michiganvotes.org/2017-SB-652">environmental rules review committee</a> tasked with assessing the reasonableness of new environmental regulations; an <a href="https://www.michiganvotes.org/2017-SB-653">environmental permit appeal panel</a> to review permit-related grievances; and an <a href="https://www.michiganvotes.org/2017-SB-654">environmental science advisory board</a> 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.

22 Yeas / 16 Nays
Republican (22 Yeas / 0 Nays)
Democrat (0 Yeas / 16 Nays)