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2017 House Bill 4205: Limit state department rulemaking authority
Introduced by Rep. Triston Cole (R) on February 14, 2017 To prohibit a state department from promulgating rules more stringent than required by federal standards, unless specifically required by state statute, or if the department director determines there is a "clear and convincing need" to do so.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Oversight Committee on February 14, 2017
Reported in the House on March 23, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Joseph Graves (R) on May 17, 2017
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 17, 2017
Passed 57 to 50 in the House on May 18, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To prohibit a state department from promulgating rules more stringent than required by federal standards, unless specifically required by state statute, or if the department director determines "the preponderance of the evidence" shows a need to do so. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has vetoed previous versions of this proposal..
Received in the Senate on May 23, 2017
Referred to the House Oversight Committee on May 23, 2017

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