House Bill 5623 Passes
Update: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
The Michigan House Commerce and Tourism Committee passed House Bill 5623 today, Wednesday, June 17, which would add county corrections officers to the PA 312 statute. The Committee vote 9 yes votes, 1 no vote, and 1 pass.
We are incredibly thankful to the 9 committee members that support this legislation and the leadership of Chairman Steve Marino.
- Rep. Steve Marino, Chairman (SteveMarino@house.mi.gov)
- Rep. Pauline Wendzel, Vice Chairwoman (PaulineWendzel@house.mi.gov)
- Rep. Andrea Schroeder (AndreaSchroeder@house.mi.gov)
- Rep. Rodney Wakeman (RodneyWakeman@house.mi.gov)
- Rep. Douglas Wozniak (DouglasWozniak@house.mi.gov)
- Rep. Darrin Camilleri (DarrinCamilleri@house.mi.gov)
- Rep. Bill Sowerby (BillSowerby@house.mi.gov)
- Rep. Kara Hope (KaraHope@house.mi.gov)
- Rep. Mari Manoogian (MariManoogian@house.mi.gov)
I would encourage you to reach out to these legislators and thank them for supporting HB 5623 and standing up for county corrections officers. The lone no vote form the committee came from Rep. John Reilly from Oakland County with Rep. Sara Cambensy passing.
The bill now goes before the House Ways and Means Committee for its consideration. POAM will be working with the Chair and committee members to continue moving this bill forward.
Kenneth E. Grabowski
Legislative Director. Police Officers Association of Michigan
House Commerce and Tourism Committee Testimony – Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Kenneth E. Grabowski, POAM Legislative Director
The House Commerce and Tourism Committee took testimony this afternoon on House Bill 5623 sponsored by Representative Jack O’Malley. This legislation would restore PA 312 eligibility to county correction officers. Testifying in support of this legislation on behalf of POAM was Ken Grabowski, POAM Legislative Director, Frank Guido, POAM General Counsel, and Reginald Crawford, President Wayne County Deputy Sheriff’s Association/POAM board member. Also joining the chorus of support was Sheriff Hinkle from Calhoun County, Sheriff Glen Skrent from Tuscola County, and many corrections officers from around the state.
We will be working with the legislature and this committee to take a vote in the coming weeks. Watch our website and social media platforms for the update on the vote.