Legislative Advocacy

Legislative Advocacy


Committee Hearing on Scholarship Proposals: On Thursday, June 20, the Senate Committee on Economic and Small Business Development and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Talent and Economic Development / MEDC held a joint hearing on MI Reconnect and MI Opportunity Scholarship proposals and filling Michigan's Talent Gap. In general, the goal of addressing Michigan's talent needs met with positive engagement, but there was also a clear emphasis on ensuring that institutions taking advantage of this investment from the state need to use best practices to ensure the greatest outcomes for participants.


House Advances Sexual Assault Bill: On Wednesday, June 19, the full House of Representatives approved House Bill 4383 (Cambensy), which would state that a person who intentionally uses his or her professional position of authority over another person to prevent or attempt to prevent the other person from reporting an alleged sexual assault violation to a Title IX coordinator at a postsecondary educational institution is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or both. The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.


Registration Opens for National Veteran Workforce Development Conference: Join other veteran-friendly employers, educators and workforce development agencies August 14-16 at the Crowne Plaza Detroit Riverfront in beautiful downtown Detroit, Michigan. Conference highlights include:

The Conference fee is $100 with proceeds donated to veteran-focused charities. Register for NVWDC today (Deadline is August 9).


Budgets Continue to Move: The Legislature this week took procedural action in both the House and Senate to advance budget bills that began in the opposite chamber, setting the stage for conference committees to meet once budget agreements are reached. As well, both chambers began to move omnibus budget bills.



Michigan Legislature’s website (bill tracking and committee meetings)

Michigan House of Representatives

Michigan Senate

Community College Legal Authority (Michigan Constitution)

Community College Act of 1966


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