Gov. Rick Snyder signs legislation naming memorial highway in honor of Probation Agent Candice Dunn

Also signs 12 additional measures

Thursday, May 10, 2018

LANSING, Mich. – Highway 59 in Livingston County will be named in honor of Probation Agent Candice Dunn under legislation signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder.

“Candice’s death was a devastating loss to the community, the Department of Corrections and Michigan as a whole,” Snyder said. “I am proud to honor her accomplishments and memory by naming this roadway after her.”

Senate Bill 618, sponsored by state Rep. Dave Hildenbrand, amends the Michigan Memorial Highway Act to designate the portion of highway M-59 located within Livingston County as the "Candice Dunn Memorial Highway." Dunn was a 12-year veteran with the Michigan Department of Corrections and worked in the Eastern District Probation Office, Troy Office and as a Drug Court Agent in Wayne County. Dunn was killed a year ago in a car crash while coming home from a banquet where she received the Michigan Department of Corrections 2017 Parole/Probation Agent of the Year award. The bill is now Public Act 134 of 2018.

Snyder also signed 12 additional bills:

House Bill 5238, sponsored by state Rep. Beth Griffin, amends the School Code to allow for lease purchase agreements for operational improvements. The bill is now PA 135 of 2018.

HBs 5463-5464, sponsored by state Reps. Stephanie Chang and Joseph Bellino, respectively, establishes a civil fine for knowingly selling or distributing a device containing nitrous oxide to a person under the age of 18, provides exceptions to the prohibition, and authorizes the attorney general and county prosecutors to bring an action to recover a civil fine imposed under the proposed prohibition. The bills are now PA 136-137 of 2018.

HB 4628, sponsored by state Rep. Daire Rendon, amends the Michigan Memorial Highway Act to designate the portion of M-66, beginning at the intersection with M-55 in Lake City and extending north to the intersection with M-72 in Kalkaska, as the “Veterans Highway”. The bill is PA 138 of 2018.

HB 4945, sponsored by state Rep. Aaron Miller, amends the Michigan Vehicle Code to specify certain conditions that would allow local governments to authorize the operation of golf carts on state trunk line highways within their jurisdiction. The bill is now PA 139 of 2018.

HB 5215, sponsored by state Rep. Bronna Kahle, repeals a 1931 law related to assisting an inmate to escape from the Adrian girls reformatory that was closed in 2009. The bill is now PA 140 of 2018.

HB 4422, sponsored by state Rep. Holly Hughes, allows public school retirees the ability to work in critical shortage areas without risking forfeiture of pension benefits. The bill is now PA 141 of 2018.

HB 4768, sponsored by state Rep. John Bizon, creates a presumption that an individual who completes a 17 month “Youth ChalleNGe Academy” program has successfully demonstrated circumstances and behavior necessary to have their conviction set aside.  The bill is now PA 142 of 2018.

HB 4410, sponsored by state Rep. Pete Lucido, allows a person to exclude, in a will or written instrument, an adult child who is not a dependent from making a claim to receive property from the person’s estate after death under the “exempt allowance” provision. The bill is now PA 143 of 2018.

HB 5530, sponsored by state Rep. Lana Theis, prohibits a student who is convicted of or adjudicated for committing criminal sexual conduct or assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct against another student from being returned to the same school building or utilizing the same bussing as the victim. The bill is now PA 144 of 2018.

HB 5531, sponsored by state Rep. Lana Theis, expands the law requiring the mandatory suspension or expulsion of pupils for certain violence or weapons offenses to also require schools to expel a student guilty of committing criminal sexual conduct against another student. The bill is now PA 145 of 2018.

HB 5532, sponsored by state Rep. Sylvia Santana, prohibits the respondent in a personal protection order from attending the same school as a minor-petitioner if the respondent committed criminal sexual conduct or another similar offense against the petitioner. This would apply to minors in K-12 public and private schools. The bill is now PA 146 of 2018.

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