State Rep. Will Bruck and Sen. Joe Bellino have introduced identical bills in both chambers to streamline the state’s permitting process.
“To make Michigan competitive, we must make our great state business-friendly. This legislation would cut unnecessary red tape in the permitting process,” said Bruck, R-Erie. “The wait time to gain approval for a permit is usually far too long. We need to help our businesses be able to move quicker on their initiatives and at the same time create good-paying jobs for our citizens.”
According to Site Selection magazine, in 2022, the ease of permitting and regulatory procedures ranked fifth among the most important location criteria — behind workforce skills and development, local and state taxes, and transportation infrastructure.
“Cutting unnecessary and burdensome red tape regarding state permits would make the process more user-friendly and help foster a better business climate that makes our state more attractive to job creators,” said Bellino, R-Monroe. “This legislation would ease bureaucratic barriers to growth and ensure Michigan residents and businesses get their permits processed in a timely manner — or receive a refund on their application and permit fees.”
Senate Bill 557 and House Bill 5094 would facilitate the streamlined processing of applications for state permits and establish certain timeframes for processing applications for state permits. The measures would also provide for the refund or waiver of application fees if permits are not processed within the applicable time frames.
State Rep. Will Bruck’s plan to honor fallen Monroe Township Fire Capt. Joseph M. Liedel was unanimously approved by the Senate this week. Having previously received unanimous approval from the House, it will soon be presented to the governor for her expected signature. The legislation, House Bill 4845, would rename the stretch of highway where […]
Legislation would allow installation of safe baby drop boxes at fire departments State Rep. Will Bruck has introduced a plan to protect women and their children by allowing fire departments throughout Michigan to install specially designed boxes where newborn babies can be surrendered safely. Since 2001, Michigan’s Safe Delivery of Newborns Law has allowed parents […]
State Rep. Will Bruck today invited residents to meet with him during one of his upcoming town halls. Bruck scheduled the town halls to offer an opportunity for residents to meet face-to-face with him to share their thoughts, questions, and concerns. The meetings are open to the public, and no appointment is necessary to attend. […]
State Rep. Will Bruck today issued the following statement following Gov. Whitmer’s 2024 State of the State address: “Gov. Whitmer may have sung the praises of her new green energy mandates during the State of the State address, but the people of Michigan aren’t going to be pleased when they start receiving electric bills that […]