THIS RESOLUTION IS OFFERED TO COMPLY WITH MCL 4.101, MCL 4.541, AND RULE 37 OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

 

house resolution no.141

Reps. Kunse, DeBoyer and Fink offered the following resolution:

A resolution to create a House select committee to examine the actions of Representative Angela Witwer of the 76th House District.

Whereas, Article IV, Section 10 of the Constitution of the State of Michigan of 1963 and MCL 15.302 provide, in relevant part: “No member of the legislature . . . shall be interested directly or indirectly in any contract with the state . . . which shall cause a substantial conflict of interest”; and

Whereas, Rule 74(3) of the Standing Rules of the House of Representatives states:

A Member shall not use his or her position in any manner to solicit or obtain anything of value for himself or herself, House employees or any other Member which tends to influence the manner in which the Member performs his or her official duties.

; and

Whereas, Rule 74(4) of the Standing Rules of the House of Representatives states:

A Member shall not convert for personal, business and/or campaign use, unrelated to House business, any supplies, services, facilities, or staff provided by the State of Michigan. This includes, but is not limited to, telephones, telecopy machines, computers, postage, and copy machines.

; and

Whereas, Confidence in government and elected officials is a prerequisite to the functioning of a democratic society; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That a House select committee to examine the actions of Representative Angela Witwer is created. The select committee shall consist of six members. Three members of the select committee shall be from the House Democratic Caucus selected by the Speaker of the House and three members of the select committee shall be from the House Republican Caucus selected by the House Minority Leader. The Speaker of the House and the House Minority Leader shall each designate a co-chair of the select committee. The House select committee shall report its findings and recommendations to the House of Representatives; and be it further

Resolved, That the House select committee may subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, and examine the books, records, and tapes of any person, partnership, association, or corporation, public or private, involved in a matter properly before the committee; may call upon the services and personnel of any agency of the state and its political subdivisions; and may engage such assistance as it deems necessary; and be it further

Resolved, That members of the House select committee shall serve without compensation, but shall be entitled to actual and necessary travel and other expenses incurred in the performance of official duties, to be paid from the appropriation to the House of Representatives; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be served on Representative Angela Witwer and that she be given a reasonable opportunity to appear before the House select committee and be represented by counsel.