Below please find an update on legislation passed by the House of Representatives this week. I hope you’ll feel free to contact me (517.373.0826; firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions or thoughts about any of the below bills.
Andy SchorState Representative
HB 5216, Permitting Corrections to award a certificate of employability to a former offenderThis bill permits the Department of Corrections to award a certificate of employability to a former offender in certain instances. It is part of a “Parolee Hiring Package” that includes HB 5217 and HB 5218.
HB 5217, Limiting the liability of an employer if the employee has a certificate of employabilityThis bill severely limits the liability of an employer if the employee has a certificate of employability. This bill is tie-bared to HB 5216 and is part of the greater Parolee Hiring Package with HBs 5216 and HB 5218.
HB 5218, Allowing LARA to consider a certificate of employability when making licensing decisionsHB 5218 applies to applications for licensing that require proof of good moral character. In such cases, if a judgment of guilt in a criminal prosecution is used as evidence in the determination of an individual’s good moral character, the licensing board or agency must also consider the individual’s certificate of employability. This bill is tie-barred to HBs 5216 and 5217.
HB 5220, Allowing a CPA firm to be licensed if majority of voting rights are held by CPAsHouse Bill 5220 (H-1) will allow a certified public accounting firm to be licensed in the state if at least a simple majority of the equity and voting rights are held directly or beneficially by individuals licensed as certified public accountants (CPA) and in good and all attest and compilation services provided by the firm in Michigan are performed under the supervision of an individual who is licensed and in good standing as a CPA in Michigan, or another state or equivalent jurisdiction acceptable to the board.
HB 4341, Allowing DCH to designate medical schools to accept dead bodies donated to scienceThe bill would amend the Public Health Code to allow the Department to designate a medical school located in this state to accept dead bodies donated to science. A medical school that received a body or part of a body shall transfer the body or part to another medical school designated by the Department. The bill defines medical school as an accredited medical school located in this state that has mortuary sciences licensee on staff.