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Bill protecting welfare exemption for people with disabilities signed into law

Friday, Dec. 2, 2011

LANSING, Mich. - When the Legislature approved welfare reform legislation limiting cash assistance to four years, lawmakers included an exemption for people with disabilities. 

House Bill 5114, sponsored by state Rep. Ken Horn and signed into law by the governor on Monday, is a technical fix that protects this exemption by repealing another portion of conflicting law.  The bill is now Public Act 240 of 2011.

A detailed description of the bill may be found online at