Black River Students at Michigan Youth In Government

Conference awards were presented and bills written by Black River delegates were signed by the conference Youth Governor, Black River senior Sam Lowry.  The bills will now be presented to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. They may be passed to the Michigan legislature for consideration. Black River advisors are Ms. Shannon Witvoet and Marguerite Stephens.

Students receiving conference awards were:

Luke Ruiter - . Outstanding National Issues Forum Debater   

Elijah LaBurn  -- Servant Leadership Award,  late conference

Jonathan Lowry –  Servant Leadership Award,  early conference

Kaylee Vroon - Outstanding Governors Cabinet Member

Christina Fink, Mia Phillips, Genevieve Manderfield, Rebekah Harrelson and Sia Rajgarhia – Model Judiciary Program (MJP) Team finalists

Bills signed with authors:

“A bill to amend existing regulation MCL 445.1574, to remove the prohibition on new motor vehicle sales to a retail customer through any entity other than a franchised dealer”  by William Thompson

“A bill to mandate that all minors in the state of Michigan shall be exempt from state taxes on their paychecks from any business” by Derek Thompson and Preston Mitchell

“A bill to   legalize the use of Neon Light Underbody kits on vehicles on public road and highways in the state of Michigan” by Parker Seymour

“A bill to codify the existing socially accepted forms of Urinal Etiquette” by William Thompson

“A bill to reinstate net neutrality in the state of Michigan” by Parker Seymour and Ethan Devereaux

“A bill to better regulate Electric Vehicle usage in the state of Michigan” by William Nienhuis

“A bill to require the education of Affirmative Consent in sexual education classes in all public schools of Michigan” by Sierra Lynch

“A bill to mandate full service restaurants in Michigan to prohibit plastic straws unless requested by a customer” by Reilly Shuff

“A bill to change the Michigan legal curfew for young drivers” by Riley Buikema

National Issues Proposal passed - “A proposal to repeal the National Minimum Drinking Age Act” by William Thompson


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