State Rep. Joe Bellino, of Monroe, has been named chair of the House Energy Committee for a second consecutive term, Speaker Jason Wentworth announced today.
The House Energy Policy Committee deliberates on all issues related to Michigan’s energy situation. This includes the generation of energy transmission throughout the grid, and delivery to end users such as schools, businesses, and residences.
“It’s an honor to again lead the House Energy Committee,” Bellino said. “We were able to get a lot accomplished together last term, but there’s still always more to be done on behalf of Michigan’s families. I’m looking forward to continuing to advocate for common-sense solutions going into this new term that protect ratepayers across our state.”
Last term, Rep. Bellino worked thoroughly with community and utility leaders on policies to reduce costly and unnecessary bureaucracy, fight fraud, and provide tax relief to Michigan families.
“I’m looking forward to working together with other legislators to deliver solutions to better serve Michigan’s families,” Bellino said.
Bellino will also serve for the next two years as a member of the House Regulatory Reform, Agriculture, and Local Government and Municipal Finance committees.
The House on Wednesday approved an extensive bill package, with Rep. Bellino’s support, to help strengthen people’s civil liberties by updating and clarifying executive and emergency powers.
State Rep. Joe Bellino, R-Monroe, today released the following statement criticizing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new call for a sales tax pause after she previously vetoed three bipartisan tax relief plans passed by the Legislature:
“I am urging the Natural Resources Commission to rescind new deer harvest reporting requirements, which I believe are unjust. These mandatory requirements include criminal penalties for those who fail to comply. I am sympathetic to the need for deer population monitoring, but the seven unelected members of the NRC simply do not have any right to enforce criminal penalties.
State Rep. Joe Bellino and Sen. Dale Zorn today announced the Port of Monroe, and the Arthur Lesow Community Center (ALCC) in Monroe will receive nearly $13 million in funding as part of the final budget proposal approved today by the Legislature.