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June 14, 2022
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Governor Whitmer Signs Bills Boosting Jobs, Supporting Michigan Tourism, Other Legislation
LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed nine bipartisan bills into law. The governor signed House Bills 4232, 4527, 5258, 5386, 5555, 5875, 5983, 5984 and Senate Bill 821, bringing the total of bipartisan bills signed by Governor Whitmer to 849.
“Since I took office, I am proud to have signed over 849 bipartisan bills, and today we are adding to that total with a bill to help small businesses across the state,” said Governor Whitmer. “While these bills continue our record of bipartisan collaboration, Michiganders are counting on us to continue growing Michigan’s economy, creating good-paying jobs, and lowering cost for working families who are facing rising prices at the grocery store and the gas pump. In addition to today’s bill, we have an opportunity to cut taxes for working families and seniors, send a $500 rebate to families across the state, and suspend the sales tax on gas to lower prices at the pump. Let’s work together to offer Michiganders real relief right now.”
Filling Labor Shortages
House Bill 4232 helps small businesses fill labor shortages in restaurants by expanding the eligible workforce to allow 17-year-old waitstaff to sell and serve alcohol at restaurants and other businesses. The individual must have completed a server training program as required by the Liquor Control Commission. During the individual’s shift, th …