Sen. Richardville to serve on energy conference committees
LANSING—Sen. Randy Richardville has been appointed by Senate Majority Leader Michael D. Bishop to two conference committees dealing with energy legislation.
“The use of renewable energy in Michigan is an important issue that must be addressed as it will have a dramatic impact on state residents and businesses,” Richardville said. “I have a record of working in a bipartisan manner to develop legislation that garners support in both the Senate and House. I am confident that we will reach a deal on the energy plan as well.”
Three senators and three representatives serve on each of the conference committees. They will attempt to reach a compromise on the state’s comprehensive energy proposal including Senate Bill 213 and House Bill 5524. These committees play a key role in negotiating and drafting the final legislation for both the Senate and House to approve before becoming law.
“Sen. Richardville’s unique background with energy-related issues makes him an excellent candidate for the negotiation process,” said Bishop, R-Rochester. “While serving as a state representative and a member of the House committee that dealt with energy, he helped develop Michigan’s current energy laws. His role as a conference committee member now will help determine the state’s future regulations.”
Richardville added: “It’s an honor to be appointed to both of these committees, and I look forward to getting to work on hammering out a final deal to shape Michigan’s future energy goals and policy.”
Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2008
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