Jan 31

House Bill 5255, hearing scheduled Tuesday, February 2

Hello Folks!

Introduced just today, HB 5255 (Bumstead) is going to have a hearing scheduled for next Tuesday, February 2, likely at 9 AM and will be at the House Office Building (124 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933). And we are thankful to learn that it has been referred to the House Natural Resources Committee (Chair Andrea LaFontaine). I will follow with the room number when the meeting is officially posted.

We would like a big show of force at this hearing, with all the major organizations/experts providing testimony and getting as many cards in support and grassroots phone calls in to committee members and House leadership as we can generate. Below my email is a list of committee members with links to their contact information.

The bill bans net pen aquaculture in the Great Lakes and connecting waters, up to the first dam (as defined by the bill). It does not touch on the issue of flow through facilities, which we will continue to work on through SB 526 (and legislative meetings are happening now gaining support for some amendments to get this through).

Thanks for all of your interest and support so far, now its go time!

Amy Trotter

House Natural Resources
Website District Name Party Location Phone Email Link 24 Anthony Forlini R S0788 HOB 5173730113 AnthonyForlini@house.mi.gov Link 32 Andrea LaFontaine R N0796 HOB 5173738931 AndreaLaFontaine@house.mi.gov Link 33 Ken Goike R N0797 HOB 5173730820 KenGoike@house.mi.gov Link 86 Lisa Posthumus Lyons R N1190 HOB 5173730846 LisaLyons@house.mi.gov Link 103 Bruce Rendon R S1387 HOB 5173733817 BruceRendon@house.mi.gov Link 108 Ed McBroom R S1487 HOB 5173730156 EdMcBroom@house.mi.gov Link 11 Julie Plawecki D N0690 HOB 5173730849 JuliePlawecki@house.mi.gov Link 50 Charles Smiley D N0899 HOB 5173733906 CharlesSmiley@house.mi.gov Link 109 John Kivela D S1488 HOB 5173730498 JohnKivela@house.mi.gov

Joy Brewer, Committee Clerk

House Leadership

93 Speaker Pro Tem Tom Leonard R 251 CB 5173731778 TomLeonard@house.mi.gov 99 Speaker Kevin Cotter R 164 CB 5173731789 KevinCotter@house.mi.gov 66 Majority Floor Leader Aric Nesbitt R 153 CB 5173730839 AricNesbitt@house.mi.gov 29 Democratic Leader Tim Greimel D 167 CB 5173730475 TimGreimel@house.mi.gov 69 Democratic Floor Leader Sam Singh D 141 CB 5173731786 SamSingh@house.mi.gov

Amy Trotter
, Deputy Director
Michigan United Conservation Clubs
PO Box 30235
2101 Wood Street
Lansing, MI 48912
Ph: 517.346.6484
F: 517.371.1505

Sean Hammond| Deputy Policy Director
Michigan Environmental Council
602 West Ionia St.
Lansing, MI 48933-1015
Direct: 517-999-0422