Last week, State Rep. Steve Johnson introduced House Bill 4272, which allows gas cans made, sold and used in Michigan to be exempt from federal EPA regulations.
“The gas can is a prime example of government regulations ruining a perfectly fine product made by the private sector,” said Johnson, of Wayland. “Government should not be making the lives of its citizens more difficult or more complicated.”
Overbearing federal environmental regulations have resulted in self-venting gas can designs which often makes pouring fuel a frustrating task for even the most patient of individuals. Johnson’s bill simply states that gas cans manufactured, sold and used in Michigan would not be subject to interstate commerce laws, and therefore not subject to federal EPA regulations.
“I received overwhelming positive feedback from across the state after introducing this bill my first term,” said Johnson. “This strikes a chord with Michiganders, since reading instructions to use a gas can that is going to leak all over is the last thing that they want on their mind when mowing the lawn or filling up their boat after a long day of work. This is an important opportunity for government to get out of the way and let a simple product do a simple task.”
House Bill 4272 has been referred to the House Committee on Commerce and Tourism for further consideration.
Michigan’s House Oversight Committee heard testimony today on House Bill 4667, which would prohibit state and local governments from requiring vaccine passports. “Government should not be dividing us into two classes of people based on a personal medical choice”, said Oversight Chair Steve Johnson. “This legislation is an important step towards protecting the rights of the people of Michigan.”
Rep. Johnson, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, talks about the issuance of a subpoena Thursday for the appearance of former MDHHS Director Robert Gordon. Rep. Johnson says the Committee needs to pursue answers from Gordon after it came to light that he received $155,000 in exchange for his signing of a confidential non-disclosure agreement […]
House Oversight Committee Chairman Steve Johnson talks about Thursday’s committee testimony from former Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon about his departure from the administration in January and the ensuing $155,000 settlement agreement. Rep. Johnson argues the agreement violated the Michigan Constitution.
Under the direction of Chairman Steve Johnson, the House Oversight Committee has issued a subpoena for the appearance of former MDHHS Director Robert Gordon. The Committee recently received subpoena power to investigate non-disclosure payments and separation agreements between state employees and their employers. Rep. Steve Johnson, Chairman of the Oversight Committee, has pursued answers from […]