Bumstead to serve as JCAR chairman

Bumstead to serve as JCAR chairman

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Jon Bumstead announced on Wednesday his updated committee assignments for the new legislative session.

Bumstead previously served on the Committee on Education and Career Readiness but will be leaving that committee and taking a new position as vice chairman on the Advice and Consent Committee.

The assignments announced Wednesday also place Bumstead in another new role as the chairman of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules — a statutorily created, bipartisan legislative committee responsible for legislative oversight of administrative rules proposed or adopted by state agencies.

“I look forward to taking on this new role and the challenges it brings with it as we begin the new legislative session,” said Bumstead, R-Newaygo. “A bulk of what we do as legislators happens during the committee process, and it is one of the more important roles I have in Lansing.”

Bumstead will also continue his current role as vice chair for the standing committees on Appropriations and Natural Resources. He also remains a member of the following standing committees: Finance; and Energy and Technology.

“I look forward to further representing my constituents and our shared values with these new roles,” Bumstead said. “Both of these new positions are critical to the efficient function of state government. The advice and consent process is a critical part of ensuring the people’s voice is heard during confirmation hearings for executive appointments and maintaining an equal, balanced government. The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules allows the same representation when administrative agencies propose new rules or guidelines to the way they operate.”

A full list of Senate committees and their memberships will be available later at the following link: www.Senate.Michigan.gov/committee.html.

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