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Two bills signed into law

Monday, May 16, 2011

Contact: Sara Wurfel
Office: 517-335-6397

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday signed two Senate bills into law. 

Senate Bill 263, sponsored by state Sen. Tory Rocca, exempts out-of-state athletics trainers, such as those traveling with professional sports teams, from Michigan's licensing requirements so long as they are board certified or licensed by another state and only practicing in Michigan on a temporary basis of 30 days or less.

Currently, a Michigan-licensed athletics trainer must directly supervise an out-of-state athletics trainer.  For example, an athletics trainer working for the Detroit Red Wings must OK and supervise every function performed by the opposing team's trainer, including even simple procedures such as taping a wrist.

The governor said the change will make Michigan a more attractive place to host sports competitions without endangering players.

S.B. 100, sponsored by state Sen. Rick Jones, is a technical fix of legislation signed into law in 2010 that allows Sunday morning liquor sales between 7 a.m. and noon.

Due to a drafting oversight, local units of government were not given the option to opt out of Sunday morning liquor sales, forcing communities to choose between allowing liquor sales all day Sunday and not allowing it to be sold at all.

The governor said the change allows local leaders to decide what is best for their community. 

S.B. 263 is now Public Act 26 of 2011 and S.B. 100 is now PA 27 of 2011.