“Governor Snyder has said that an education is key to being part of a River of Opportunity,” said Jones, R-Grand Ledge. “All children have a right to a safe education. I am introducing this bill to create a commission that will help ensure that every Michigan child has a safe education.”
Jones said that the Michigan Department of Civil Rights has a Hispanic/Latino Commission, an Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission, and a Council on Arab Chaldean American Affairs; but no African American Affairs Commission.
“As we celebrate Black History Month, it is just common sense that we have a commission that will monitor, evaluate, investigate and advocate for the betterment of African Americans throughout Michigan,” Jones said. “I am proud that this initiative has already received bipartisan support, and I look forward to working with my colleagues and the administration to make this commission a reality.”
Senate Bill 90 was introduced on Tuesday and referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee for consideration.