Support
Energy & Environment

Michigan Broadband Expansion Act

Staff Contact

Mike Alaimno

Director of Environmental & Energy Affairs

(517) 371-7673 | malaimo@michamber.com

Summary of Bill & What It Means to You

HB 4288: The bill adopts nationally recognized standards for how federal and state money dedicated for rural broadband should be used and ensures that public funding made available goes towards serving regions of Michigan that need it most.

Chamber Position

SUPPORT: The Michigan Chamber supports this bill as an important process by which the state spends rural broadband money in the most efficient manner possible. As the need for fast and reliable broadband increases, it is important we ensure these dollars go where they are needed most.

Bill Sponsors

This bill is a

Primary Sponsor: Rep. Michele Hoitenga, District 102

Related Issues

Support
Michigan Broadband Expansion Act

HB 4288: The bill adopts nationally recognized standards for how federal and state money dedicated for rural broadband should be used and ensures that public funding made available goes towards serving regions of Michigan that need it most.

Oppose
Changes to the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act

SB 1154 would make several changes to the state’s environmental protection act, specifically to the clean up criteria for commercial and industrial sites with contaminated ground soil. Among other things the bill removes several sections of language that provide flexibility in developing site specific clean up standards, and the ability for site owners and other affected businesses to utilize other pathways of compliance. The concern is this would hinder current of future remediation of commercial and industrial property and reduce property values.