SB-1177, As Passed Senate, November 28, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SENATE BILL No. 1177

 

 

November 8, 2018, Introduced by Senator O'BRIEN and referred to the Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security.

 

 

 

     A bill to amend 1897 PA 8, entitled

 

"An act to provide permanent headquarters in the capitol building

as the Michigan veterans' headquarters, to designate the purpose

for which the same shall be used, and to provide for an annual

report by the commander,"

 

by amending the title and sections 1 and 2 (MCL 35.231 and 35.232).

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

TITLE

 

     An act to provide permanent headquarters recognition in the

 

capitol building as State Capitol Building for the contributions of

 

Michigan veterans' headquarters, to designate the purpose for which

 

the same shall be used, and to provide for an annual report by the

 

commander.veterans.

 

     Sec. 1. (1) The board of state auditors Michigan State Capitol

 

Commission shall set apart a suitable furnished room in the capitol

 

at Lansing, as the Michigan veterans' headquarters to be located in

 


the present headquarters room of the Grand Army of the Republic,

 

department of Michigan. Said room shall be given like care and

 

attention as is given to other office rooms in the capitol. The

 

room shall be under the charge of a custodian, who shall be a

 

veteran of World War I or World War II, appointed by the governor,

 

on the recommendation of the several veterans organizations

 

composed of veterans of World War I or World War II, or both, and

 

said room shall be used for the purpose of storing supplies and

 

property, arranging and keeping the records and history of veterans

 

of World War I or World War II, and conducting the general office

 

business. The records shall be accessible under suitable rules and

 

regulations established by the custodian, to persons engaged in

 

collecting historical information. There shall be placed by the

 

superintendent of the capitol either within or in the vicinity of

 

the veterans' headquarters a provide, within the State Capitol

 

Building, recognition for the contributions of veterans to this

 

state.

 

     (2) The Michigan State Capitol Commission shall display within

 

the State Capitol Building 1 or more suitable plaque plaques

 

commemorating the room in the name of the Grand Army of the

 

Republic , to which shall be attached the pictures of all the past

 

commanders of the Grand Army of the Republic, the charter of the

 

Grand Army of the Republic, and the picture of R. A. Alger.and

 

services of Michigan residents in the Armed Forces of the United

 

States of America and the Michigan National Guard.

 

     (3) As used in this section:

 

     (a) "Michigan State Capitol Commission" means the Michigan


State Capitol Commission established in section 5 of the Michigan

 

state capitol historic site act, 2013 PA 240, MCL 4.1945.

 

     (b) "Veteran" means that term as defined in section 1 of 1965

 

PA 190, MCL 35.61.

 

     Sec. 2. The custodian of the Michigan veterans' headquarters

 

shall receive such compensation as shall be appropriated by the

 

legislature, and he is hereby authorized to incur such expense as

 

shall be necessary, within the appropriation made therefor by the

 

legislature. Annually on or before the first day of July of each

 

year, the custodian shall make a report to the governor of the

 

activities of the Michigan veterans' headquarters during the

 

preceding year.

 

     All the Any records, files, and or documents of the former

 

department of the Michigan Grand Army of the Republic shall be that

 

have been turned over to the Michigan historical commission , on

 

the effective date of this act, and created in section 3 of the

 

Michigan historical commission act, 2016 PA 469, MCL 399.833, shall

 

be preserved by the Michigan historical commission.

 

     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days

 

after the date it is enacted into law.