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    Tag: John Pappageorge

    McMillin & JCAR Policing The Bureacracy

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Jun 03, 2013 at 01:55:03 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Administrative Rulemaking, Bureacracy, Regulations, Red-Tape, Bolger, Tom McMillin, Amanda Price, Douglas Geiss, Harvey Santana, Jim Stamas, John Pappageorge, Arlan Meekhof, Jim Marleau, Tupac Hunter, Bert Johnson (all tags)

    A legislative update by speaker Bolger highlighted some action happening in Lansing to clean up unaccountable pseudo-legislative action.

    Michigan State Representative Tom McMillin, the 2013 chair, joined by State Senators John Pappageorge, (Alternate Chair) Arlan Meekhof, Jim Marleau, Tupac Hunter, Bert Johnson Representatives Jim Stamas, Amanda Price, Harvey Santana, & Douglas Geiss make up the JCAR (Joint Committee on Administrative Rules).  Bolger reports in his email blast:

    "The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) has been especially active this session, monitoring, questioning, and confronting red tape that goes beyond what is written into law. More than 1,000 administrative rules have already been reviewed, leading to several JCAR actions that have produced concrete results. These actions include the rescission of a proposed sales tax rule that exceeded statutory authority and elimination of a Department of Education policy prohibiting 16- and 17 year-old students from being lifeguards. The MDE policy was not derived from any particular official rule or statutory authority - it was simply a policy created by bureaucrats. We are taking a more proactive approach to using JCAR this session as a means of reviewing and investigating administrative rules that are often just getting in the way of Michiganders living their lives."
    Far freaking out.

    We should be hoping for a complete report soon?

    As this is a great way to assure that our Michigan legislative action is properly implemented, it might also be a great lesson we can pass along to the representatives we send to DC.  Seriously, its a good time to pass along a great idea.

    Imagine the effect of eliminating non-legislated 'law' coming out of Washington.

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