LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) introduced House Bill 5467 last month in order to reinstate the Commission on Disability Concerns, after it was previously disbanded through an executive order by former Gov. Rick Snyder.

This legislation was crafted by Hammoud after he was contacted by his constituent and disability advocate, Khodr Farhat, regarding disability services available in Michigan.

“Reinstating the Commission would not only serve to raise public awareness of the problems faced by the disabled community, it would also foster a better understanding of their challenges and help find and create opportunities in our state’s job market for disabled individuals seeking work,” said Hammoud. “It is our job as elected officials to fight for the interests of all Michigan residents, and this commission would better enable us to do that.”

House Bill 5467 has been referred to the House Committee on Health Policy for further consideration.