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

Public Act 146 of 2010

  1. 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.
    • 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.
  2. 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.
  4. 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..
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  6. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on August 23, 2010.

Comments

Re: 2009 Senate Bill 215 (Expand duties and rename state government Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs)  by Beerme on August 21, 2009 

It is not the right economic climate in this state to expand the duties of any part of state government!



Re: 2009 Senate Bill 215 (Expand duties and rename state government Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs)  by albaby2 on August 20, 2009 

Great! Another special class, probably more special holidays etc. When will the politicians quit kissing asses and designating special holidays etc to get votes. Don't forget to name some streets and highways after Cesar Chavez. Maybe Hugo Chavez,too while you're add it. You louses have no shame.



Re: 2009 Senate Bill 215 (Expand duties and rename state government Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs)  by inform4 on February 16, 2009 

Great, another idea to spend our tax dollars when we are in double-digit unemployment.  Where do we get these people? 



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