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House passes Rep Hernandez bill allowing charitable fundraising on public roads

first_img Categories: Hernandez News ‘Fill the boot’ bill now moves to the SenateThe Michigan House of Representatives passed legislation today authored by state Rep. Shane Hernandez (R-Port Huron) which will allow charitable and civic organizations to solicit funds on and near Michigan roadways.  House Bill 4160 passed with strong bipartisan support.“Groups like the Lions Club of Michigan and local firefighters have been safely doing this kind of fundraising for generations,” said Rep. Hernandez. “I’m glad that we’re one step closer to allowing this longtime practice to legally continue.”The bill allows for fundraising if:·         The charitable or civic organization is registered as a nonprofit with the state or U.S government;·         Solicitations are made during daylight hours;·         The individual doing the fundraising maintains at least half a million dollars in liability insurance;·         The person fundraising is 18 years of age or older;·         The person is wearing high-visibility safety apparel that meets standards by the International Safety Equipment Association; and·         The fundraising area is not a work zone and is within an intersection where traffic control devices are present.HB 4160 passed with 105-0 vote. The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.### 18May House passes Rep. Hernandez bill allowing charitable fundraising on public roadslast_img read more

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