CAPTAIN JOSEPH M. LIEDEL MEM. HIGHWAY H.B. 4845:

SUMMARY OF BILL

REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

House Bill 4845 (as reported without amendment)

Sponsor: Representative William Bruck

House Committee: Transportation, Mobility and Infrastructure

Senate Committee: Veterans and Emergency Services

 


CONTENT

 

The bill would amend the Michigan Memorial Highway Act to designate the portion of highway M-125, also known as South Dixie Highway, in Monroe County beginning at the intersection with East Dunbar Road and continuing south to the intersection with East Albain Road as the "Captain Joseph M. Liedel Memorial Highway".

 

Proposed MCL 250.1103a

 

BRIEF RATIONALE

 

Joseph Michael Liedel was a firefighter who worked for the Monroe Charter Township Fire Department. On July 31, 2020, Joseph M. Liedel suffered a brain bleed while responding to an emergency. On August 23, 2020, he passed away due to health complications from the brain bleed at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. According to testimony before the Senate Committee on Veterans and Emergency Services, his death was the first death to occur in the Monroe Charter Township Fire Department in 75 years. For his service and heroism, it has been recommended that the highway mentioned above be designated as the "Captain Joseph M. Liedel Memorial Highway".

 

Legislative Analyst: Alex Krabill

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.

 

Date Completed: 2-8-24 Fiscal Analyst: Bobby Canell

 

 

 

 

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.