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Michigan relaxes driving restrictions for vintage cars

April 9, 2024

According to the way the law was previously written, a vehicle with historic or authentic license plates could only be used for “participation in club activities, exhibitions, tours, parades, and similar uses, including mechanical testing, but is not used for general transportation.” The new legislation expands the definition of “exhibition” considerably.

Read more at Hagerty Media via MSN

New law to protect milkweed in Michigan

April 8, 2024
A new law in Michigan bans noxious weeds and includes protections for milkweed.
The law is meant to help eradicate certain noxious weeds. Townships, villages, and cities can have a lien for expenses in controlling the weeds. Governing bodies can also appoint commissioners of noxious weeds, define their duties, and pay them.
Read more at WoodTV 8
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Reducing speed limits is easier under new Michigan law

April 4, 2024
Communities concerned about their local speed limits will have more freedom to make a change under a new Michigan law.
Signed into law by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday, April 2, the legislation gives municipalities more flexibility with their speed limit changes following a speed study, and reduces spending by removing a previously required engineering and safety study from the process.
Read more at mLive via MSN

As Michigan legalizes surrogacy, here's how families found ways around the ban

April 2, 2024

On Monday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation repealing that criminal ban and legalizing surrogacy contracts and compensated surrogacy.

Read more at NPR

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