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2019 House Bill 4516: Create process for changing current handicap logo to another
Introduced by Rep. Beau LaFave R-Iron Mountain on April 25, 2019
To require the state Civil Rights Commission to adopt “a variation of the current international symbol of accessibility” that must “depict a dynamic character leaning forward in a wheelchair with a sense of movement,” and “facilitate accessibility to a degree equivalent to the existing universal symbol of access.” The design would be prohibited from including any written words such as "handicapped”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on April 25, 2019
Reported in the House on October 3, 2019
Refer to the Committee on Ways and Means with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted.
Referred to the House Ways and Means Committee on October 3, 2019
Reported in the House on October 8, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Bradley Slagh R-Zeeland on October 15, 2019
To require the state Civil Rights Commission to "encourage" state and local agencies to remove the word “handicapped" from signs.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on October 15, 2019
Received in the Senate on October 17, 2019
Referred to the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee on October 17, 2019
Reported in the Senate on March 3, 2020
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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