The House Oversight Committee today heard testimony and voted to approve a plan sponsored by state Rep. Brandt Iden removing an unnecessary law from the books.
Iden’s plan repeals a duplicative reporting requirement regarding the Veteran Right to Employment Services Act.
Under the current 1994 law, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is required to report employment services, job training services, or other procedures utilized by the department to ensure the department’s compliance with the Veteran Right to Employment Services Act. However, a 2013 executive measure established the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency to complete this task instead and present the information on an annual basis to House and Senate Appropriations committees during the budget process.
“It’s not out of the ordinary to see new laws created that cover the same requirements as older laws,” said Iden of Oshtemo. “When this happens, we need to go back and remove the outdated law so we are not expanding government. A smaller, cleaner government – in return – will make a more efficient government for the people of Michigan.”
House Bill 5995 now moves to the full House for further consideration.