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Governor Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Bills


May 13, 2021  



Governor Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Bills  


LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Whitmer signed House Bill 4429, House Bill 4067 and House Bill 4053.  


"I welcome the opportunity to sign bipartisan legislation," said Governor Whitmer. "I am happy to sign House Bill 4067 to amend the Public Health Code to update the licensing process for specialized dentistry, and House Bill 4429 and House Bill 4053 to rename roads in memory of valued community members."   


HB 4067 allows the Michigan Board of Dentistry to issue five specialty licenses, in addition to the seven specialty licenses it currently administers. Michigan will now issue licenses for all twelve nationally recognized dental specialties. 


This bill was sponsored by Rep. Ben Frederick, R - Owosso.  


A copy of HB 4067 can be found here.    


HB 4429 renames a portion of highway US-2 and highway US-41 between Hyde and Bark River as the "Darryl M. Rantanen Memorial Highway" in honor of a trooper whwas killed when the patrol car he was riding in was forced off the roadway during a pursuit of a stolen vehicle. 


This bill was sponsored by Rep. Beau LaFave, R - Iron Mountain. 


A copy of HB 4429 can be found here.    


HB 4053 renames a portion of highway M-120 between E. Bard Road and 4th Street as the "Deputy Ernest W. Heikkila Memorial Highway" In honor of a Muskegon County Sheriff's Deputy who was killed when his cruiser was broadsided en route to an accident call. 


This bill was sponsored by Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, R - Norton Shores   


A copy of HB 4053 can be found here.