HIGHWAY NAME: KEVIN SHERWOOD MEMORIAL HWY
Senate Bill 1160 as passed by the Senate
Sponsor: Sen. Michelle A. McManus
Complete to 5-24-04
A SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL 1160 AS REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE:
Senate Bill 1160 would amend Public Act 142 of 2001, the Michigan Memorial Highway Act, (MCL 250.1001 et seq.) by adding Section 82 to designate highway US-127 in Clare County as the "Kevin Sherwood Memorial Highway".
Section 2 of PA 142 indicates that the state transportation department shall only provide for the erection of suitable markers indicating the name of the highway "when sufficient private contributions are received to completely cover the cost of erecting and maintaining those markers." As a result, the bill has no state or local fiscal impact.
The following information is derived from the Senate Fiscal Agency’s analysis of the bill dated 5-6-04.
On October 9, 2003, Clare County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Sherwood was responding to a 9-1-1 call about a drunk driver traveling the wrong direction on US-127, when the driver hit his patrol car head-on, killing him. Deputy Sherwood was a nine-year veteran of the Sheriff's Department and the first Clare County deputy to be killed in the line of duty. It has been suggested that a section of highway should be named for him to commemorate his service to the community.
Legislative Analyst: Chris Couch
■ This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan House staff for use by House members in their deliberations, and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.