RECOGNITION OF VETERANS; REVISE                                                            S.B. 1177:

                                                                                                    SUMMARY OF BILL

                                                                                      REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE










Senate Bill 1177 (as passed without amendment)

Sponsor:  Senator Margaret E. O'Brien

Committee:  Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security




The bill would amend Public Act 8 of 1897, which provides permanent headquarters in the Capitol Building as the Michigan veterans' headquarters, to do the following:


 --    Eliminate a requirement for a room in the State Capitol Building to be set aside as the Michigan veterans' headquarters.

 --    Require the Michigan State Capitol Commission to provide, within the Capitol Building, recognition for the contributions of veterans to Michigan.

 --    Require the Commission to display within the Capitol Building one or more suitable plaques commemorating the services of Michigan residents in the United States Armed Forces and Michigan National Guard, in addition to those commemorating the Grand Army of the Republic.

 --    Eliminate a requirement that the custodian of the Michigan veterans' headquarters receive compensation.


MCL 35.231 & 35.232                                                 Legislative Analyst:  Tyler VanHuyse




The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.


Date Completed:  11-26-18                                                   Fiscal Analyst: Joe Carrasco


This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.