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:
Rep. Graham Filler (Republican) District-93: GrahamFiller@house.mi.gov MINORITY VICE CHAIR
Rep. Kelly Breen (Democrat) District-21: KellyBreen@house.mi.gov
Rep. Stephanie A. Young (Democrat) District-16: email@example.com
Rep. Penelope Tsernoglou (Democrat) District-75: PenelopeTsernoglou@house.mi.gov
Rep. Mike Mueller (Republican) District-72: MikeMueller@house.mi.gov
Rep. Robert J. Bezotte (Republican) District-50: RobertBezotte@house.mi.gov
Rep. Mike Harris (Republican) District-52: MikeHarris@house.mi.gov
Rep. Brian BeGole (Republican) District-71: BrianBeGole@house.mi.gov
Thank you in advance for your time.