Michigan Daybook

Associated Press Michigan Daybook for Wednesday, Jul. 15.

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Wednesday, Jul. 15 8:30 AM Michigan House Health Policy Committee meeting – Michigan House Health Policy Committee meeting, with agenda including consideration of ‘SB 669 – Health facilities; certificate of need; requirements to obtain a certificate of need for covered capital expenditures; eliminate’, ‘SB 671 – Health facilities; certificate of need; certificate of need commission; modify members, and modify members of advisory committees appointed by the commission’, ‘SB 672 – Health facilities; certificate of need; requirement to obtain a certificate of need for increase in psychiatric beds and certain specialized psychiatric program; eliminate’, ‘ SB 673 – Mental health; other; accepting public patients as a condition of licensing for psychiatric hospitals and psychiatric units; require’, ‘SB 674 – Health facilities; certificate of need; requirement to obtain a certificate of need for air ambulance; eliminate’

Location: Michigan State Capitol, 100 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI

Weblinks: http://house.michigan.gov/MHRPublic/CommitteeInfo.aspx?comkey=505

Contacts: Melissa Sweet, msweet@house.mi.gov, 1 517 373 5176


Wednesday, Jul. 15 10:30 AM Michigan Senate and House Education Committees joint meeting – Michigan Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee, and Michigan House Education Committee meeting, on the ‘Return to Learn’ package

Location: Michigan State Capitol, 100 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI

Weblinks: http://committees.senate.michigan.gov/details?Com=ED

Contacts: Michael Sitkauskas, OfcSCC@senate.michigan.gov, 1 517 373 5314


Wednesday, Jul. 15 1:30 PM Michigan Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic meeting

Location: Michigan State Capitol, 100 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI

Weblinks: http://www.house.mi.gov/home.asp

Contacts: Denny Schwarze, Dschwarze@house.mi.gov, 1 517 373 2874


Wednesday, Jul. 15 3:00 PM Michigan Gov. Whitmer provides coronavirus update – Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer provides an update on the state’s response efforts to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun

Weblinks: http://www.michigan.gov, https://twitter.com/migov

Contacts: Dale George, GeorgeD5@michigan.gov, 1 517 284 3922; State of Michigan press, Press@Michigan.gov;

To RSVP and attend the press conference in person, please email press@michigan.gov with your first and last name and outlet. RSVPs will be considered in the order they are received. Space is limited due to social distancing and COVID-19 restrictions.


Wednesday, Jul. 15 5:00 PM Veterans for Trump and Republican Rep. Jack Bergman host barbecue in Michigan

Location: Elberta Life Saving Station, 1120 Furnace St, Elberta, MI

Weblinks: http://www.donaldjtrump.com, https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump

Contacts: Trump for President press, pressoffice@donaldtrump.com


Wednesday, Jul. 15 5:30 PM Midsummer Youth Mini Festival for Youth held in Kalamazoo – Midsummer Youth Mini Festival for Youth held in Kalamazoo, hosted by PACCT Board, Michigan Liberation and Majyck Radio Evolution

Location: Vine Neighborhood Association, Inc., 814 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI

Weblinks: https://miliberation.org/

Contacts: Marjon Parham, 1 248 878 9302


Wednesday, Jul. 15 6:00 PM Dem Rep. Debbie Dingell hosts virtual town hall on broadband internet access – Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell hosts virtual town hall on broadband internet access for Michiganders and steps that can be taken to ensure children can access their school plans online. Speakers include Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist, Michigan state Rep. Donna Lasinksi, and Washtenaw Intermediate School District Interim Superintendent Naomi Norman

Weblinks: http://debbiedingell.house.gov, https://twitter.com/RepDebDingell

Contacts: Maggie Rousseau, Rep. Debbie Dingell communications, Maggie@Mail.House.Gov

Members of the public can watch the virtual town hall meeting live on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RepDebbieDingell/posts/2845437712227751) or call in: 312-626-6799 (audio only) Meeting ID: 924-0685-4997##


Wednesday, Jul. 15 NCWM Annual Meeting, scheduled to adjourn and reconvene in January – National Conference on Weights and Measures Annual Meeting * Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but because the organization’s bylaws do not allow electronic Annual Meetings, the agenda only includes a motion to adjourn due to lack of quorum and to reconvene in January 2021 in St. Pete Beach, FL

Location: Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Lansing, MI

Weblinks: http://www.ncwm.net/, https://twitter.com/WeightsMeasures

Contacts: NCWM, info@ncwm.net, 1 402 434 4880




Wednesday, Jul. 15 DTE Energy Co: Q2 2020 Dividend payment date

Weblinks: http://www.dteenergy.com/investors/index.html, https://twitter.com/DTE_Energy

Contacts: Chris Allen, DTE Energy Investor Relations, investor_relations@dteenergy.com, 1 313 235 8807



Thursday, Jul. 16 12:00 PM Michigan DIFS holds virtual town hall on new auto insurance law – Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) holds virtual town hall on Michigan’s new auto insurance law, for auto insurance agents

Weblinks: http://www.michigan.gov, https://twitter.com/migov

Contacts: Laura Hall, HallL17@michigan.gov, 1 517 290 3779



Thursday, Jul. 16 Energy Secretary Brouillettee visits GM Estes Battery Lab and Design Center – Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette visits General Motor’s Estes Battery Lab and Design Center in Warren, MI, to highlight the Department of Energy’s ‘commitment to advancing American manufacturing and battery storage technology’. He participates in a tour of the battery lab and looks at the research and development behind GM’s proprietary Ultium battery, being used to power its next generation of electric vehicles

Location: GM Estes Battery Lab and Design Center, Warren, MI

Weblinks: http://www.energy.gov, https://twitter.com/ENERGY

Contacts: Department of Energy press, DOENews@hq.doe.gov, 1 202 586 4940

Media interested in covering the visit must RSVP to Shaylyn.hynes@hq.doe.gov for more information.



Friday, Jul. 17 12:30 PM Jill Biden on virtual campaign trail for husband Joe in Michigan and Colorado – Former Second Lady Dr Jill Biden campaigns virtually in Michigan and Colorado for husband presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, holding ‘Build Back Better’ discussions, on Biden’s economic recovery plan for working families, which ‘will create jobs, raise wages, and help America build back better’. Agenda includes a virtual tour of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Metro Detroit Training Center in Warren, MI, with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (12:30 PM EDT), before a virtual tour of Pipefitters Local 208 Training Facility in Denver and a listening session on ‘Build Back Better’, with Dem Rep. Joe Neguse, Colorado state Sen. Jessie Danielson, and Pipefitters Local 208 Business Manager Gary Arnold (1:45 PM MDT)

Weblinks: https://joebiden.com/, https://twitter.com/JoeBiden

Contacts: Joe Biden for President press, BidenPress@joebiden.com

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