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Senate Housing and Human Services Committee

Some bills in this committee relate to healthcare, but not all.
Working definition: it's a health policy bill if it regulates or pays people/ organizations/ industries that do, pay for, supply, or regulate care.

Committee Members
   Jeff Irwin (D) Chair
   Sylvia Santana (D) Majority Vice Chair 
   Mary Cavanagh (D) 
   Rosemary Bayer (D) 
   Sue Shink (D) 
   Stephanie Chang (D) 
   John Cherry (D) 
   Erika Geiss (D) 
   Jonathan Lindsey (R) Minority Vice Chair 
   Michele Hoitenga (R) Opens 
   John Damoose (R) 

Clerk: Heather Dorbeck   517-373-5323

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Senate Labor Committee

Committee Members
   John Cherry (D) Chair 
   Darrin Camilleri (D) Majority Vice Chair 
   Mary Cavanagh (D) 
   Thomas Albert (R) Minority Vice Chair 

Clerk: Mike Sitkauskas
           517-373-5314


Regularly Scheduled Meetings
Thursdays, 8:30 AM
Room 1300, Binsfeld Office Building
201 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI 48933
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Senate Appropriations Committees

Appropriations (spending) typically begins in subcommittees. The significant ones for health policy are Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and Licensing and Regulatory Affairs/Department of Insurance and Financial Services (LARA/DIFS). 

Appropriations Committee Members

   Sarah Anthony (D) Chair 
   Sean McCann (D) Majority Vice Chair 
   Kristen McDonald Rivet (D) 
   John Cherry (D) 
   Rosemary Bayer (D) 
   Sylvia Santana (D) 
   Sue Shink (D) 
   Jeff Irwin (D) 
   Kevin Hertel (D) 
   Darrin Camilleri (D) 
   Veronica Klinefelt (D) 
   Mallory McMorrow (D) 
   Mary Cavanagh (D) 
   Jon Bumstead (R) Minority Vice Chair 
   Thomas Albert (R) 
   John Damoose (R) 
   Mark Huizenga (R) 
   Rick Outman (R) 
   Lana Theis (R) 

Clerk: Scott Jones            517-373-5307
Legislation Referred to this Committee 

Regularly Scheduled Meetings - Wednesdays, 2:00 PM
Harry T. Gast Appropriations Room
3rd Floor, Capitol Building
100 S. Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933

MDHHS Subc
ommittee Members

   Sylvia Santana (D) Chair 
   Kristen McDonald Rivet (D) Majority Vice Chair 
   Jeff Irwin (D) 
   Mary Cavanagh (D) 
   John Cherry (D) 
   Darrin Camilleri (D) 
   Rosemary Bayer (D) 
   Rick Outman (R) Minority Vice Chair 
   Mark Huizenga (R) 
   Roger Hauck (R) 
   Lana Theis (R) 

Clerk: John Maxwell
           517-373-2768
Legislation Referred to this Committee 

Regularly Scheduled Meetings - Call of the Chair
 
LARA/DIFS Committee Members

   Mary Cavanagh (D) Chair 
   Sylvia Santana (D) Majority Vice Chair 
   Lana Theis (R) Minority Vice Chair 

Clerk: Elizabeth Raczkowski            517-373-2768
Legislation Referred to this Committee 

Regularly Scheduled Meetings - Call of the Chair
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Senate Regulatory Affairs Committee

Committee Members
   Jeremy Moss (D) Chair 
   Dayna Polehanki (D) Majority Vice Chair 
   Sean McCann (D) 
   Paul Wojno (D) 
   Sylvia Santana (D)
   Kevin Hertel (D) 
   Roger Hauck (R) Minority Vice Chair 
   Michael Webber (R) 
   Dan Lauwers (R) 
   Joseph Bellino (R) 

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Clerk: Elena Palombo          517-373-1721  

Legislation Referred to this Committee

 Committee Audio Files (2023-2024)

Regularly Scheduled Meetings: Thursdays, 8:30 AM
Room 1100, Binsfeld Office Building
201 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI 48933

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MI Senate - Health Policy Committee Agendas

Knowing bills ahead of their first hearing allows the best opportunity to make a difference. Bill Search
Committees post their bill agendas at least three days before a hearing. Bills must then pass committee before a vote of the Senate. Normal procedure of two hearings for each bill held a week or more apart allows time for public input for better consideration of the bill before it becomes law. 

Kevin Hertel (D) Chair
Sylvia Santana (D) Majority Vice Chair 
Paul Wojno (D) 
John Cherry (D)
Veronica Klinefelt (D)
Erika Geiss (D)
Michael Webber (R) Minority Vice Chair
Roger Hauck (R)
Mark Huizenga (R)
Jim Runestad (R) 

Clerk: Heather Dorbeck  517-373-5323

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