Introduced by Rep. Martin Howrylak R-Troy on February 25, 2015
To require plaques honoring the First and Second Amendments on the state Capitol grounds. Several bills in recent years would have required placement of a plaque created by the "Brass Roots" organization, reportedly made from melting down brass cartridge cases donated by attendees at a 1994 Capitol protest of infringements on the right recognized by the Second Amendment. This bill adds an invitation for “an organization with a history of advocating for First Amendment rights” to provide a First Amendment plaque, and names as potential candidates the American Civil Liberties Union, the Michigan Press Association, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, the League of Women Voters, the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, the American Libraries Association, The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on February 25, 2015