What is arm working on for the rest of 2011?
We recently met with ARM’s Board to discuss how we can “go on offense” with some pro-active policy ideas. Of course, we will continue to “play defense” on the salvage auto auction issue as we have done successfully for several years now.
Some of our ideas include:
- Allowing electronic record keep for “police books” regarding the sale of major component parts. This likely requires a statutory change.
- Exploring the codification of the MICAR program. A series of bills was recently signed into law which codified (recognized in state statue) the Michigan agriculture environmental assurance program (“MAEAP”). MAEAP is a rigorous industry self-certification program similar in general concept to MICAR. The new law would provide a measure of regulatory relief in permitting and other matters for those Ag industry members who meet MAEAP standards. We are currently working with Barb Utter and ARM’s regulatory guru Dave Kendziorski to develop language for possible bill introduction.
- ARM Lobby Day in Lansing. Look for an announcement soon for a date in the Fall for our 3rd Annual Lansing Lobby Day.