HOUSE BILL No. 4784

 

 

June 26, 2019, Introduced by Reps. O'Malley, Eisen, Lower, Steven Johnson and Hall and referred to the Committee on Transportation.

 

     A bill to amend 2001 PA 142, entitled

 

"Michigan memorial highway act,"

 

by amending the title and section 2 (MCL 250.1002) and by adding

 

section 2a.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

                                TITLE

 

     An act to consolidate prior acts naming certain Michigan

 

highways in this state; to provide for the naming of certain roads,

 

streets, and highways in this state; to prescribe certain provide

 

for the powers and duties of the certain state transportation

 

department; and local governmental officers and entities; and to

 

repeal acts and parts of acts and certain resolutions.

 

     Sec. 2. (1) The state transportation department shall only

 

provide for the erection and maintenance of suitable markers at the

 


approach of any of the highways described in this act when

 

sufficient private contributions are received if all of the

 

following have occurred:

 

     (a) A private party has provided sufficient money to pay the

 

cost of erecting and maintaining those markers.

 

     (b) A private party has paid at least $3,000.00 into an escrow

 

account established and maintained by the state transportation

 

department for the cost of maintaining those markers.

 

     (c) The highway is named after 1 of the following individuals:

 

     (i) A member of the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or

 

Air Force who died in the line of duty.

 

     (ii) A firefighter who died in the line of duty.

 

     (iii) A police officer who died in the line of duty.

 

     (iv) An emergency medical services personnel who died in the

 

line of duty.

 

     (v) A state correctional officer who died in the line of duty.

 

     (2) As used in this section:

 

     (a) "Emergency medical services personnel" means that term as

 

defined in section 20904 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368,

 

MCL 333.20904.

 

     (b) "Firefighter" means that term as defined in section 2 of

 

the firefighters training council act, 1966 PA 291, MCL 29.362.

 

     (c) "Police officer" means a police officer as that term is

 

defined in section 42 of the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300,

 

MCL 257.42.

 

     (d) "State correctional officer" means that term as defined in

 

section 2 of the correctional officers' training act of 1982, 1982


PA 415, MCL 791.502.

 

     Sec. 2a. (1) A local unit of government may name any road,

 

street, or highway under its control as a memorial road, street, or

 

highway and provide for the erection and maintenance of suitable

 

markers on those roads, streets, or highways if both of the

 

following have occurred:

 

     (a) A private party has provided sufficient money to pay the

 

cost of erecting those markers.

 

     (b) A private party has paid at least $3,000.00 into an escrow

 

account established and maintained by the local unit of government

 

for the cost of maintaining those markers.

 

     (2) As used in this section, "local unit of government" means

 

a city, county, or village.