Two bills sponsored by state Rep. Steve Johnson repealing outdated provisions of Michigan law were recently signed by the governor.
Johnson said these initiatives improve government efficiency and accountability while cutting wasteful taxpayer spending.
“Removing outdated regulations ensures that our laws are concise, accurate and representative of today’s landscape,” said Johnson, of Wayland. “My priorities are your priorities – which includes making sure our government is efficient, effective and accountable to the taxpayers who pay for it.”
House Bill 5886, now Public Act 313 of 2018, removes references to tuberculosis sanatoriums, which were facilities where tuberculosis was treated before the use of antibiotics. None of these sanatoriums are still in operation in Michigan.
House Bill 6001, now Public Act 306 of 2018, repeals reporting requirements with regards to food stamp coupons, which have been replaced by Michigan’s Bridge Cards, tailored to modernize food assistance.