Governor signs Hune bill requiring community service for welfare recipients

For Immediate Release
March 26, 2014

Contact: Troy Tuggle
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LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed a bill to help ensure public assistance recipients give back to their communities, said sponsor Sen. Joe Hune.

“This common-sense reform will ensure that those benefiting from public assistance are giving back to the community that is providing them with a helping hand,” said Hune, R-Hamburg. “There is nothing wrong with folks having a little skin in the game.”

Senate Bill 276, now Public Act 51 of 2014, codifies into law that cash assistance recipients who are not exempt from the Partnership Accountability Training Hope (PATH) program have to participate in community service.

“This is the right public policy. I am extremely pleased the governor signed this bill into law,” Hune said.