County sends auto insurance resolution back to committee – Midland Daily NewsApril 24, 2022
Executive Director of Therapy Services Brian Harrison with Advisacare addressed the board after the Midland County board of comissioners decided not to vote on the drafted resolution, which could urge the state to revisit the Michigan Auto Insurance Act, on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at the County Services Building in Midland.
The Midland County board of commissioners met on Tuesday, April 19 for its regular meeting at the County Services Building in Midland.
Midland County commissioners decided Tuesday they were not yet prepared to vote on a resolution which would call on the State Legislature to consider reforming the Michigan Auto Insurance Act.
Chair Mark Bone explained the agenda item, which was scheduled for action on Tuesday, was being sent back to a committee. It’s rare for most business items to be sent back to the committee, Bone said, which recommended it for a Tuesday vote.
The proposed resolution includes language that addresses the negative impacts of a reimbursement cap for auto accident survivors who sustained catastrophic injuries.
“We thought the best option was to pull it off of today’s (Tuesday) agenda and refer information back to the committee to review,” Bone told the Daily News.
The next opportunity for the resolution to be voted on by commissioners is May 3. All other standing items were approved in a 6-0 vote, reflecting the absence of District 7 Commissioner Scott Noesen, at the Midland County regular board meeting.
Bone, who owns Bone & Bailey Insurance company, also told the Daily News that he plans to abstain from any vote on the resolution.
Graphic Sciences will continue to provide scanning services in the Midland County Health Department after a commission vote.
The county plans to pay for the associated costs through a federal Public Health Emergency Preparedness grant, which ends on June 30. The proposal asked to waive county policy, citing prior experience with the service provider.
The Midland County board also received a $39,261 grant award from the Midland Area Community Foundation.
In terms of new business, Midland County now recognizes April 30 as National Therapy Animal Day and the board declared April 2022 as National County Government Month.
The approved items continue as follows:
The following approved items related to county staffing:
Tess DeGayner is a reporter for the Midland Daily News. She joined the Daily News after studying journalism and broadcasting at Central Michigan University. DeGayner graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2021. She previously reported for WCMU Public Radio, the Traverse City Record-Eagle and the Tri-County Times – her hometown newspaper in Fenton, Michigan.