Rep. O’Malley talks about his HB 6148, which would establish a new state Department of Emergency Management that would help direct the state’s response to natural disasters or pandemics. Currently, those functions are handled by the Michigan State Police. Rep. O’Malley says almost all other states have stand-alone agencies. The measure is being considered by the House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee.
Rep. O’Malley talks about House approval this week of his HR 244, that calls on President Donald Trump to officially declare the waters of the Straits of Mackinac as designated waters.
Rep. O’Malley talks about House passage late Tuesday and early Wednesday of a broad package of COVID-19-related legislation, saying that it is good to see the executive work with the legislative branch on issues like license extensions while moving toward the reopening of local government offices.
The Michigan House has approved a resolution introduced by Rep. O’Malley, of Lake Ann, that calls on President Donald Trump to officially declare the waters of the Straits of Mackinac as designated waters.