First-term lawmaker will serve as vice chair
State Rep. Bob Bezotte, of Howell, was appointed today by Speaker Jason Wentworth to serve as vice chair of the House Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee.
The committee handles issues relating to local community governments. These include topics such as zoning, local unit authority, local government finances, and public safety and planning issues.
“I’m confident my background as a Livingston County commissioner and county sheriff will help me assist Michigan communities as I work to fight for practical policies addressing public safety and related issues,” Bezotte said. “I want to extend gratitude toward Speaker Wentworth for thinking of me and giving me this opportunity.”
Bezotte, serving his first term as state representative for the 47th District, will also be serving on the House Military, Veterans, and Homeland Security, Communications and Technology, and Insurance committees.
The House Oversight Committee met Thursday to listen to an overview of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) nursing home policy failures. Committee members also heard testimony from people across Michigan who have been restricted from visiting their family members due to COVID-19 policies.