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2009 Senate Bill 215: Expand duties and rename state government Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs

Public Act 146 of 2010

Introduced by Sen. Valde Garcia (R) on February 11, 2009 To change the name of the state government Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs to the “Hispanic/Latino Commission,” and require this commission to “coordinate a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration,” a Cinco de Mayo celebration, and a Cesar Chavez day celebration in addition to its current duties. These include securing "appropriate recognition of Spanish-speaking accomplishments,” advising the governor and legislature on the “coordination of state programs serving Spanish-speaking people” and on “the nature, magnitude, and priorities of the problems of Spanish-speaking people," etc.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Local, Urban, & State Affairs Committee on February 11, 2009
Reported in the Senate on June 11, 2009 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on July 15, 2009 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that does not specify specific holidays or place in statute a requirement that the commission organize a Cesar Chavez day celebration.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on July 15, 2009
Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on August 19, 2009 To change the name of the state government Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs to the “Hispanic/Latino Commission,” and require this commission to “coordinate a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration,” and "Hispanic/Latino holiday celebrations". These include securing "appropriate recognition of Spanish-speaking accomplishments,” advising the governor and legislature on the “coordination of state programs serving Spanish-speaking people” and on “the nature, magnitude, and priorities of the problems of Spanish-speaking people," etc.
Received in the House on August 19, 2009
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on August 19, 2009
Reported in the House on April 20, 2010
Substitute offered in the House on July 28, 2010 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on July 28, 2010
Passed 98 to 0 in the House on July 28, 2010 To change the name of the state government Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs to the “Hispanic/Latino Commission,” and require this commission to “coordinate a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration,” and "Hispanic/Latino holiday celebrations". The Commission's duties include securing "appropriate recognition of Spanish-speaking accomplishments,” advising the governor and legislature on the “coordination of state programs serving Spanish-speaking people” and on “the nature, magnitude, and priorities of the problems of Spanish-speaking people," etc..
Received in the Senate on August 11, 2010 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Passed 34 to 0 in the Senate on August 11, 2010
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on August 23, 2010

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