Another effort to repeal the successful law that requires Michigan schools to start after the Labor Day is alive and starting to move in the Michigan House of Representatives.
House Bill 5157, sponsored by Representative Pamela Hornberger, would allow schools the ability to open before the Labor Day holiday, as long as they did not have school on any Friday or Monday in August.
The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance has continued to oppose efforts to repeal or significantly alter the law. The tourism and hospitality industries in northern Michigan rely in large part on the months of June, July and August to be in the black for the year.
The law has meant millions of dollars to northern Michigan’s tourism and hospitality economy, especially for the final two weekends in August.
The bill is in the House Education Reform committee and could be up for a vote very soon.
Calls to members of the committee are needed to ask them not to change a law that has been so successful for industries throughout northern Michigan. Please call or email today.
The list of committee members with links to their email are below:
Tim Kelly (R) Committee Chair, 94th District
Pamela Hornberger (R) Majority Vice-Chair, 32nd District
Kathy Crawford (R) 38th District
Daniela Garcia (R) 90th District
Brett Roberts (R) 65th District
Julie Alexander (R) 64th District
Beth Griffin (R) 66th District
Jim Lilly (R) 89th District
Jeff Noble (R) 20th District
John Reilly (R) 46th District
Adam Zemke (D) Minority Vice-Chair, 55th District
Winnie Brinks (D) 76th District
Stephanie Chang (D) 6th District
Darrin Camilleri (D) 23rd District
William Sowerby (D) 31st District