Public Policy Committee

State Capitol Building- Lansing


Purpose:

Advocate for public policy that is responsive to the needs of people with disabilities. These efforts work toward people becoming independent members of the community. In addition to advocating for and promoting independence, the Committee offers advice and direction to the Council on public policy issues and concerns. Guiding the Committee are numerous objectives, including providing a forum for sound public policy; educating policymakers, advocates and consumers; and networking and collaboration throughout Michigan. 

Public Policy Brochure

2017 Public Policy Platform


Contact Information:

For more information and to receive information on public policy contact: 

 
Brett Williams
williamsb18@michigan.gov
517-335-3139


 
Meeting Dates:

The Public Policy Committee meets the first Tuesday of the month.

  • January 3, 2017
  • February 7, 2017
  • March 7, 2017- Legislative Day
  • April 4, 2017 
  • May 2, 2017
  • June 6, 2017
  • July 11, 2017
  • August 1, 2017
  • September 5, 2017
  • October 3, 2017
  • November 14, 2017
  • December 5, 2017

Important Policy Information:

 Healthcare Information


What are the issues the Committee is addressing?

Federal

  • Achieve a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act
  • Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act S. 192
  • Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Rules

State

  • Budget Updates
  • Medical Transportation (non-emergency) NEMT
  • Transportation

Policy Updates:

 

Jan. 2017 

 

 


Resources:

 

ABLE Accounts

 

How to Participate in a Teleconference: Etiquette 101 


Information for Direct Care Workers- from the Department of Labor
 

Employment First in Michigan Report


Governor Snyder Executive Budget


National Association of Council on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD)


National Arc

Michigan Arc


Paying the Price: How Poverty Wages Undermine Home Care in America