Legislation updates are designed to help survivors and industry professionals stay informed on important policy issues in the state of Michigan. Rainbow can provide a subscription so that updates come to your desktop in a timely fashion.
May 6, 2011
The Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) and the Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council (MBIPC) will hold their second annual Capitol Day in Lansing on May 18, 2011. Over 100 people interested in supporting persons with brain injury and their families plan to attend. See full story.
May 5, 2011
Bills introduced in Michigan's House and Senate aimed at repealing the state's mandatory use of motorcycle helmets. Read the full update.
March 24, 2011
Senate Bills 293 (Hune & Smith), 294 (Hune), and 295 (Hune & Smith) were introduced in the Michigan Senate on March 24, 2011, and referred on to the Senate Committee on Insurance. Read the full update.
June 28, 2010
Updated: Michigan Supreme Court Case of Allen v. Bloomfield Hills School District was settled by the parties and dismissed from court on March 12, 2010.
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May 7, 2010
House Bills 6094 and 6095 were introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives by Representative Pete Lund (R) on April 29, 2010. These bills propose to allow drivers to purchase less Personal Injury Protection coverage, reduce payments to providers of care for therapy and other rehabilitation services. They also propose to reduce the payment rates and number of payable hours for families and for professional caregivers providing in-home care.
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Legislation Update 2007-2009 Archives
Legislation Updates from 2007-2009 are available as PDF downloads. Adobe© Reader© required.
November 10, 2009
The Michigan Supreme Court will soon rule on the case of Allen v. Bloomfield Hills School District - the result of which could have a devastating impact on the treatment of people with traumatic brain injury. Download the update (169 KB).
April 9, 2009
Michigan state legislators are currently reviewing House Bill 4028, sponsored by State Representative Richard LeBlanc (D-Westland). It was created to make helmet use optional for those operating or riding a motorcycle on Michigan roads.
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May 7, 2008
Michigan's auto no-fault benefits are being threatened by bills proposed by the Michigan Legislature. We encourage you to contact Mike Bishop, Senate Majority Leader, as well as your State Senator and State Representative in Lansing. Download this Action Alert (299 KB).
October 18, 2007
House Bill 4749 was referred to the Michigan Senate on October 16. The bill passed on October 18 by a vote of 23 to 15. The bill, which allows helmetless motorcycle operation, will now be sent to Governor Granholm, who has vetoed similar legislation in the past. Download this Action Alert (139 KB).
October 17, 2007 ACTION ALERT!
On October 11, 2007, House Bill 4749 to allow helmetless motorcycle operation passed in the Michigan House of Representatives 69 to 39. The legislation allows motorcycle operators to ride without a helmet if they pay an extra $100 annual fee or $200 for three years; have held a license for two years or taken a safety course; and purchase extra insurance with $20,000 personal injury coverage. The bill has now moved to the Senate and will be voted on in the upcoming weeks. Please contact your Senators about this important piece of legislation. Download this Action Alert (157 KB).
June 18, 2007 ACTION ALERT!
On May 2, 2007 Representative Joe Hune introduced a bill that was referred to the state of Michigan’s House Insurance Committee. The bill would allow the insured (driver) to select their own level of Personal Injury Protection. The choices under this bill would be $250,000, $500,000, $750,000, $1,000,000 and unlimited. Industry Professionals, Families, Survivors, Friends - Michigan’s auto no-fault system and its life-long benefits need to be preserved. We encourage you to contact your Representative and Senator in Lansing, as well as the House Insurance Committee Members (see list in link), and tell them you are against HB 4702. Download this Action Alert (299 KB).
May 31, 2007
House Bill 4792 was introduced by Representative Virgil Smith, Jr. on May 17, 2007 to impose government-established price caps on health-care facilities that provide rehabilitation services to individuals who have been injured in a vehicle crash. Download this legislative update (140 KB).
House Bill 4749 was introduced by Representative Barbara Farrah on May 15, 2007 to repeal the mandatory motorcycle helmet requirement. Download this legislative update (141 KB).
March 14, 2007
House Bill 4301 - "The Kreiner Fix" - was passed in the House of Representatives today by a vote of 58-51. The bill will now move to the Republican-controlled Senate. Download this legislative update (116 KB).
March 6, 2007
On March 1, 2007 several bills were introduced to address the issue of insurance parity for mental health and substance abuse services. Download this legislative update (132 KB).
February 28, 2007
House Bill 4301 - "The Kreiner Fix" - was introduced on February 20, 2007 by Representative Paul Condino. Download this legislative update (130 KB).