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Criminal Justice & Legal System

Governor finishes sifting through the pile of bills left by the legislature

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.
Courtesy of Governor Snyder's office
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Governor Rick Snyder

Michigan has about 150 new laws. Governor Rick Snyder finished going through a pile of bills that were sent to him before the Legislature went on its summer break.

The new laws range from getting rid of out-of-date laws to license plates. And several bills involve how to drive. Starting in September, drivers will have to give bicyclists at least three feet of space while passing.

“This is really important to protect bicyclists and other vulnerable roadway users,” said Snyder spokeswoman, Tanya Baker.

The law also requires driver’s education curriculum to include at least one hour of class time on motorcyclists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and other “vulnerable roadway users.” It’s not the only change to driver’s education. Another new law requires training on what to do if you’re pulled over by police.

Baker said Snyder was especially excited to sign some skilled trades legislation. The Marshall Plan for Talent will put 100 million dollars toward more technical skills training and equipment in schools.   

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