Welcome to my latest e-newsletter! Included in this edition are some important legislative and COVID-19 updates, along with a few resources I hope will prove helpful. Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office by phone at (517) 373-1788 or email at KyraBolden@house.mi.gov for questions about this or any other state-level issue.
State Representative, 35th House District
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Last month I introduced HB 4141 and I am thrilled to share that it passed in the House yesterday! This would make it a civil infraction for not properly registering or making this registration available upon the demand of a law enforcement officer (LEO) or not having a registration decal on a moped. Under current law, these violations are a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment up to 90 days and/or a $100 fine. A person’s livelihood and course of life should not be drastically altered for failing to provide proof of registration for a moped. A civil infraction is a just punishment for this offense.
Clean Slate Bill Package
With the Clean Slate package going into effect this week, hundreds of thousands of Michiganders will have a new chance at getting their records expunged for certain felonies and misdemeanors. These changes include a #CleanSlate for those charged with marijuana offenses that occured after recreational use became legal in Michigan in December of 2018. This will open the door to more housing, education and employment opportunities, getting so many Michiganders back on track.
MDHHS Issues Updated Epidemic Order
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released a revised version of its previous epidemic order.
The following NEW directive is included in the revised epidemic order:
The following continues to be required:
This order is effective through May 24. More information can be found at michigan.gov/coronavirus.
COVID-19 Workplace Requirements Extended
Michigan has extended COVID-19 workplace restrictions for six months due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. Employers are required to let their employees work remotely if possible. If workers need to come in person, employers must follow certain health and safety protocols to keep their employees safe.