“Last month I read about President Ronald Reagan signing a bill creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I then read 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 Commission,” said Jones, R-Grand Ledge. “That makes no sense to me, so I drafted a bill creating one.
“As we celebrate Black History Month, I am introducing this bill to establish a commission that will monitor, evaluate, investigate and advocate for the betterment of African Americans throughout Michigan.”
Jones’ measure, Senate Bill 90, will be formally introduced and referred to a committee on Tuesday, Feb. 10, which is the next Senate session day.