State Rep. Doug Wozniak, of Shelby Township, this week was named to the Michigan Commission on Uniform State Laws (MCUSL) after nomination by House Republican Leader Rep. Matt Hall and approved by Speaker of The House Joe Tate.
The MCUSL plays a crucial role in fostering consistency and harmonization within the state’s legal framework. Comprised of a diverse group of individuals, the commission strives to promote the adoption of “uniform acts” such as the Uniform Commercial Code, which serves as a model for states across the nation. These efforts facilitate the resolution of interstate issues and contribute to a more streamlined legal environment throughout the United States.
“I am honored and excited to have been chosen to work on this vital commission,” said Wozniak, a practicing attorney. “I look forward to serving those in my district and all Michigan residents by collaborating with colleagues and experts on matters of uniform state law. This opportunity will allow me to contribute to crafting a legal framework that promotes consistency, clarity and fairness.”
Michigan’s delegation to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws engages in constructive conversations with commissioners from other states, working collaboratively to address legal complexities that may arise from varying state laws. Alongside “uniform acts,” the National Conference also develops “model acts” to guide legislatures in addressing issues that may not require unform treatment by all states.
“I’m eager to bring my expertise to the table and make a significant impact on the state and nation’s legal landscape,” Wozniak said. “I am committed to the commission’s ongoing efforts to ensure a consistent and efficient legal system for all.”
“These bills would add $72 million dollars in new fees to the bills of public water customers, each year,” said Wozniak, R-Shelby Township. “The state already has too many poorly managed and underperforming programs. Macomb County residents are not clamoring for an expensive new program from which they would receive no benefit.”
“People want assurances government officials are using proceeds from the sale of property seized by the government exactly according to law,” said Wozniak, R-Shelby Township. “Corruption or even the appearance of corruption is a stain on our society. Our plan brings greater clarity to the civil asset forfeiture law by refining the process and limitations for its use.”
“Probate Court looks out for people in times of crisis, where time is of the essence,” said Wozniak, R-Shelby Township. “These caseloads don’t usually involve people who can wait weeks or sometimes even days for a hearing. We’re talking about orphaned children with nowhere to go, mentally ill and developmentally disabled loved ones, and folks looking for the authority to make medical decisions for incapacitated family members, and myriad of other circumstances where timely, thoughtful decisions need to be made. Macomb County needs this additional judicial position to help ensure our vulnerable family, friends and neighbors are properly served.”
“This is a devastating step in the wrong direction for families struggling to make ends meet,” said Wozniak, R-Shelby Township. “There is no question this decision is a direct result of Lansing Democrats and their radical new green energy plan. They made false promises that their new policies, which have been abandoned by many left-leaning states and countries, would improve reliability and affordability. Instead, utility companies are already pushing renewable energy expenses onto the consumer before the extreme policies are even implemented.”