Michigan Adopts Procedural Changes in Response to Coronavirus - State and Federal Communications

March 17, 2020  •  

Michigan Adopts Procedural Changes in Response to Coronavirus

Michigan State Capitol - By Brian Charles Watson

The Legislature adopted procedural changes this week in response to the coronavirus pandemic, following Gov. Whitmer’s declaration of a state emergency.

The House and Senate will continue to meet for the next few weeks as needed.

This will be at the discretion of the House Speaker and the Senate Majority Leader, with additional precautions in place.

All scheduled Senate committees for this week have also been canceled.

Both chambers have a legislative break that is scheduled to start March 27 and end April 14.

The Capitol Commission also suspended all tours and events in the Capitol extending through Friday, May 1, 2020.

This does not affect lobbyist reporting.

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