Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a bundle of payments supporting Michigan’s agriculture economic system Wednesday.
“Agriculture is a cornerstone of Michigan’s economic system, and in the present day’s bundle of bipartisan laws empowers our meals and agriculture companies to increase and create extra good-paying jobs,” stated Governor Whitmer. “These bipartisan payments will construct on our efforts to assist rural communities by investing in high-quality infrastructure, high-speed web, inexpensive childcare, attainable housing, and regional financial improvement. I’ll work with anybody to get issues finished that put Michiganders first.”
The bundle of payments embrace Home Payments 5742, 5743, 5744, 5745, 5746, 5747 and 5748 together with Senate Invoice 1058. This permits the Michigan Division of Agriculture and Rural Improvement to certify the standard of agricultural merchandise manufactured in Michigan and difficulty certificates of free sale. The certificates are sometimes required for companies to export their merchandise.
The governor additionally signed laws addressing staffing shortages, gross sales of hospitals, and updates legal guidelines relating to microchips in canines.
Home Payments 5696 and 5726 helps tackle staffing shortages at alcohol wholesalers by decreasing the age at which somebody may do sure duties from 18 to 16 years outdated, which permits them to work at locations have been alcoholic drinks are distributed.
Home Invoice 5876 permits hospitals a better course of to companion with or promote to a different well being system, which removes the pricey necessities with the intention to switch property.
Home Invoice 5588 and 5589 replace and guarantee consistency in state regulation, and in addition prohibits using tattooing canines for identification functions.