First-term lawmaker will serve as vice chair
State Rep. Bob Bezotte, of Howell, was appointed today by Speaker Jason Wentworth to serve as vice chair of the House Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee.
The committee handles issues relating to local community governments. These include topics such as zoning, local unit authority, local government finances, and public safety and planning issues.
“I’m confident my background as a Livingston County commissioner and county sheriff will help me assist Michigan communities as I work to fight for practical policies addressing public safety and related issues,” Bezotte said. “I want to extend gratitude toward Speaker Wentworth for thinking of me and giving me this opportunity.”
Bezotte, serving his first term as state representative for the 47th District, will also be serving on the House Military, Veterans, and Homeland Security, Communications and Technology, and Insurance committees.
Rep. Bob Bezotte, of Howell, today voiced support for the bipartisan ethics reform package introduced by the Michigan House on Tuesday. The plan will greatly improve ethics and transparency laws in state government through bills that expand the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), end partisanship during the legislative ‘lame duck’ session, prohibit legislators from lobbying out-of-state, and more.
Rep. Bob Bezotte, of Howell, today criticized Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for vetoing legislation that would have expanded rural communities’ access to broadband services. Of a two-bill plan, Whitmer vetoed House Bill 4210 on Wednesday.