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Joint Ltr to House CJ Committee (1)
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Good evening,

We have expanded our website with a dedicated page for HB 5046.

Please save the following link for updates and instructions to show your support for this long-awaited bill.

Legislative Dream Team 2023 | mecra-1 (Click and save this link)

Here is a quick recap:

  1. The hearing to vote on HB 5046 is a go for Tuesday, October 17, 2023 @ 9 am. Follow the above link for the address or to watch live.

  2. Please send your letters of support on Monday, October 16, 2023 by noon to the committee. The list of the committee members and the committee clerk is available at the above link.

  3. If you wish to have your letter of support on our website for public viewing, please email your PDF version to

  4. The joint letter that is going to the Criminal Justice Committee will be send to everyone tomorrow morning. Please stay tuned.

We thank you all for your time and passion in supporting HB 5046.


Legislative Dream Team Members

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HB 5046 was filed with the House on September 26th. Things have moved very quickly, and it is our understanding there is a possibility the House Criminal Justice Committee will be voting on HB 5046 (attached) next Tuesday, October 17th, but it has not been officially added to the agenda. It may be as late as Monday afternoon before we have confirmation, so be on the lookout for an updated email blast. It would be wonderful if we could have as many people present to show support to pass the Bill. Let us know if you think you might be able to attend.

Criminal Justice Committee meets Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. at

Location: Room 519, House Office Building, Lansing, MI

124 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing MI 48933

In addition to attending the Committee Hearing, writing a letter to the Committee expressing your views on why this bill is so important to you is vital to its passage. We would like to have as many letters as possible submitted prior to the next hearing. It is good to keep things short and to the point but express your personal experience and how this stagnant page rate has affected you. If you are no longer preparing transcripts, it would still be helpful to express why you left the profession.

Criminal Justice Committee Members and Emails:

Thank you in advance for your time.

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