Gov. Rick Snyder signs legislation creating the "Corrections Officers Jack Budd and Josephine McCallum Memorial Highway"

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018

LANSING, Mich. – A portion of Highway I-94 in Jackson County will now be known as the "Corrections Officers Jack Budd and Josephine McCallum Memorial Highway" under legislation signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder.

“This legislation is a positive way to honor Officers Budd’s and McCallum’s service and commitment to the Michigan Department of Corrections,” Snyder said.

House Bill 5923, sponsored by state Rep. Julie Alexander, amends the Michigan Memorial Highway Act to designate the portion of Highway I-94 in Jackson County between exit 139 and 141 as the "Corrections Officers Jack Budd and Josephine McCallum Memorial Highway".  Jack Bud and Josephine McCallum were corrections officers at the State Prison of Southern Michigan. Their deaths led to sweeping changes within the Michigan Department of Corrections, including advanced training, increased staffing, and revised inmate discipline. This bill is now Public Act 356 of 2018.

Snyder also signed one additional measure:

HB 6379, sponsored by state Rep. Edward Canfield, will allow a retired individual formerly employed by the state of Michigan to return to work as legal counsel for the Legislative Service Bureau without forfeiting her or his retirement benefits. The bill is now PA 357 of 2018.  

For more information on this and other legislation, visit www.legislature.mi.gov.

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