Bill Text: MI SCR0019 | 2021-2022 | 101st Legislature | Engrossed

Bill Title: A concurrent resolution of tribute offered as a memorial for Donald Bishop, former member of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2021-10-14 - Referred To Secretary For Record [SCR0019 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2021-SCR0019-Engrossed.html



senate concurrent resolution no. 19

Senator Shirkey offered the following concurrent resolution:

A concurrent resolution of tribute offered as a memorial for Donald Bishop, former member of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Whereas, It is with great sorrow that the members of the Michigan Legislature learned about the passing of Donald Bishop. He will be remembered as a dedicated public servant and champion for his constituents in Oakland County and the people of the state of Michigan; and

Whereas, Born and raised in Michigan, Donald Bishop received his bachelor's degree in political science from Oberlin College in Ohio before serving in the U.S. Army. Later, he received his law degree from the Detroit College of Law; and   

Whereas, Donald Bishop was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 1966 where he served two terms before being elected to the Michigan Senate in 1970 where he served six terms. In the House, Donald Bishop served as a member of the Appropriations Committee and the committees on Colleges and Universities, Private Corporations, and Towns and Counties; and

Whereas, In the Senate, Donald Bishop served in several leadership positions, including as Senate Republican Whip and Minority Floor Leader. He chaired the Corporations and Economic Development Committee and was the vice chair of the Judiciary and Commerce committees. Senator Bishop was also a member of the committees on Labor, Congressional Reapportionment, and Joint Administrative Rules. In addition to his committee work, Donald Bishop was an invaluable member of the Governor's Advisory Commission on Financial Institutions, the Michigan Commission on Criminal Justice, and the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law; and

Whereas, Donald Bishop was a dedicated legislator, admired by his constituents, friends, family, and colleagues. Upon his passing, we offer our condolences to his family and friends. Donald Bishop's contributions to the Legislature and our state will be remembered; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That we offer this expression of our highest tribute to honor the memory of Donald Bishop, a member of the House of Representatives from 1967 to 1970 and the Senate from 1971 to 1982; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Bishop family as evidence of our lasting esteem for his memory.