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2021 House Bill 4596: Designate an official state native grain
Introduced by Rep. Ronnie Peterson D-Ypsilanti on March 25, 2021
To establish in law that henceforth the “manoomin” plant (Zizania palustris and Zizania aquatica), also known as Michigan wild rice, and no other plant, shall be designated as the official State of Michigan native grain.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on March 25, 2021
Reported in the House on September 21, 2022
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.