The legislature voted to repeal a 2018 law prohibiting Michigan from making administrative rules that are more stringent than Federal standards.
- The bill was introduced by Senator Sean McCann (D-Kalamazoo).
- Proponents of the 2018 law stated that stricter rules would hurt Michigan’s national standing.
- Those opposed, believed it would make it harder for state agencies to create needed protections that are Michigan-specific.
- Among those supporting the repeal were the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, and the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
- The bill will be sent to Governor Whitmer for consideration.