Skip Navigation
Office of the Governor of Michigan, Rick SnyderMichigan.gov, Official Web Site for the State of Michigan
Michigan.gov Home
close print view

Snyder signs bill to enhance law enforcement in Pictured Rocks park

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation to allow for better law enforcement inside Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore near Munising.

Senate Bill 617, sponsored by state Sen. Tom Casperson, allows National Park Service law enforcement rangers in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore to use state law to respond to crimes against people. This ensures immediate law enforcement within the park and relieves state and county officials from responding to all incidents.

"Part of protecting our state treasures is ensuring the National Park Service has the authority necessary to provide public safety inside the park," Snyder said.

The bill now is Public Act 116 of 2012.

In addition, Snyder signed five other bills:

House Bill 4346, sponsored by state Rep. John Walsh, and S.B. 428, sponsored by state Sen. Dave Hildenbrand, alter the timing of when the state receives use and sales tax payments from businesses with a total tax liability in the previous calendar year of $720,000 or more. The bills now are P.A.s 117 and 118 of 2012, respectively.

H.B. 4751, sponsored by state Rep. Joel Johnson, deletes all references to the Agricultural Marketing and Bargaining Board, which was eliminated in 2007, from the correlating statute. The board's previous duties now are the jurisdiction of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The bill now is P.A. 119 of 2012.

H.B. 4845, sponsored by state Rep. Frank Foster, defines standards for a Boater's Safety Certificate and requires that boat operators aged 12 or younger possess a certificate and be supervised by someone of at least 16 years old. The bill now is P.A. 120 of 2012.

H.B. 4974, sponsored by state Rep. Amanda Price, fixes the spelling of Sgt. Gordon Yntema's name in a state law designating a portion of U.S. 31 as the Medal of Honor Recipients Highway. The bill now is P.A. 121 of 2012.

Visit www.legislature.mi.gov for more information on the bills.

#####

Related Content
 •  Governor applauds Canton-based manufacturing innovation institute
 •  Law will help make schools safer through better implementation, reporting of safety drills
 •  Snyder statement on retirement of U.S. Rep. John Dingell
 •  Gov. Snyder: Plan will serve as blueprint directing Detroit to financial stability
 •  Michigan Child Protection Registry transferred to Secretary of State
 •  Snyder urges homeowners, businesses, motorists to prepare for severe weather
 •  New law allows college students to postpone jury duty
 •  Governor names John Roberts budget director, David Behen head of DTMB
 •  Snyder extends energy emergency to March 1
 •  Snyder signs bills to prevent possession of ammunition by convicted felons
 •  Snyder: Best of Luck to Michigan Olympians
 •  Governor, Attorney General announce investigation of prisoner escape
 •  Governor issues statement on capture of escapee from Ionia Correctional Facility
 •  Snyder: Michigan's leadership in agriculture makes state perfect venue for president's visit
 •  Snyder signs bill improving corporate tax collection
 •  Snyder's budget proposal enhances investment in core areas to continue Michigan's comeback
 •  Snyder on propane shortage: state to offer residents additional heating, financial assistance
 •  Snyder, Midwest governors send letter to president for propane help
 •  Governor extends statewide energy emergency due to prolonged propane shortage
 •  Michigan propane shortage: Supplies improving but still tight as Snyder directs agencies to assist residents
QR code

Michigan.gov Home
PoliciesMichigan NewsMichigan.gov Survey


Copyright © 2014 State of Michigan