Bill Text: MI HB4126 | 2017-2018 | 99th Legislature | Introduced

Bill Title: Holidays; other; "Michigan Day"; designate as January 26. Creates new act.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2017-02-01 - Bill Electronically Reproduced 01/31/2017 [HB4126 Detail]

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January 31, 2017, Introduced by Reps. Tedder, Lucido, Leutheuser, Marino, Glenn, Hughes and Love and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.


     A bill to designate January 26 of each year as "Michigan Day".




     Sec. 1. (1) The legislature recognizes the importance of


January 26, 1837, the day this state was admitted as the twenty-


sixth state to the Union. In June of 1836, President Andrew Jackson


signed the Northern Ohio Boundary Bill, presenting this state with


the opportunity for statehood by resolving the boundary dispute


with Ohio and granting this state much of the territory in the


Upper Peninsula.


     (2) Since joining the nation, this state has demonstrated its


importance and contributions to the growth of the nation through


this state's vast natural resources of copper, lumber, and iron ore


to the intellectual and innovative spirit of its citizens. This


state is responsible for producing one of the largest varieties of

agricultural products in the United States while also being the


birthplace of many nationally recognized products and services,


including cereal and meat producers. Education has always been a


priority, and many of this state's public and private colleges were


founded early in its history. The State Constitution of 1835 was


ahead of its time in the establishment of educational institutions


and libraries. The nation's first university hospital is in this


state, and this state has one of the original schools for the


blind. The entrepreneurial spirit has made this state a leader in


manufacturing with leaders such as Henry Ford, William Durant, and


the Dodge brothers, making this state the automotive capital of the


world and the arsenal of democracy.


     (3) In recognition of this historic day and in remembrance of


all who have contributed to and sacrificed for the success of this


state, the legislature declares that January 26 of each year shall


be known as "Michigan Day".


     Enacting section 1. This act takes effect 90 days after the


date it is enacted into law.