Act No. 629

Public Acts of 2018

Approved by the Governor

December 28, 2018

Filed with the Secretary of State

December 28, 2018

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 29, 2019

STATE OF MICHIGAN

99TH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

Introduced by Senator O’Brien

ENROLLED SENATE BILL No. 1177

AN ACT 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 recognition in the State Capitol Building for the contributions of Michigan veterans.

Sec. 1. (1) The Michigan State Capitol Commission shall 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 plaques commemorating the Grand Army of the Republic 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. Any records, files, or documents of the former department of the Michigan Grand Army of the Republic that have been turned over to the Michigan historical commission 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.

Secretary of the Senate

Clerk of the House of Representatives

Approved

Governor