Included in the new laws are a pair of bills that give immunity from prosecution to people who are found to possess drugs, but who are seeking medical attention for themselves or someone else who is experiencing a drug overdose. The bill expands already passed Good Samaritan laws for teenagers in an effort to make sure that people call for help for their friends or family members without fear of getting arrested by police.
Snyder also signed a package of bills that strengthens the role of the
Other bills that became law in the last month are:
PA 289-305 (SB 92-96, 866-869, HB 5494-5501): Create and provide the powers and funding for the
PA 306 (HB 4822): Require a minimum benchmark for reading by the third grade before a student can be elevated to the next grade level. Sponsor: Rep.
PA 307-308 (HB 5649-5650): Exempt individuals who possess illegal controlled substances from criminal charges if they are seeking medical attention for themselves or someone else in the event of a drug overdose. Sponsors: Reps.
PA 309 (SB 956): Change the distribution of tobacco tax revenue money to the
PA 310 (SB 1007): Set the terms on how money is appropriated by the
PA 311 (HB 5106): Authorize active state service for
PA 312 (HB 5283): Provide for the distribution of unclaimed property account information to people who search for the owners of the property. Sponsor: Rep.
PA 313 (HB 5290): Provide for budget appropriations for the school aid fund, higher education and community colleges. Sponsor:
PA 314 (HB 5639): Provide for reporting requirements for state veterans' facilities. Sponsor: Rep.
PA 315 (SB 981): Expands the eligibility of liquor license applicants to obtain a special conditional license. Sponsor: Sen.
PA 316 (SB 903): Change the requirement before a mineral rights' owner and producers can request approval of a plan to operate multiple wells in an oil or gas reservoir. Sponsor: Sen.
PA 317 (HB 5572): Permit alternative fuel commercial users to calculate their fuel tax due on compressed natural gas based on a revised criteria. Sponsor: Rep.
Veto: SB 987-990: Bills to change the way
Find out more
To get information and track the progress of bills, go to www.legislature.mi.gov.
To contact the governor's office, go to www.michigan.gov/snyder.
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