MI Senate Proposes Bill Requiring Community Service for Welfare

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Michigan State Senator Joe Hune, R-Hamburg, sponsored legislation that was introduced on Tuesday that would require public assistance recipients to participate in community service

Senate Bill 276, introduced by Hune, was originally Senate Bill 905, from last fall's legislative session, and did not pass. Senate Bill 276 would require recipients of cash assistance who are not exempt from the Jobs, Education, and Training programs to take part in community service programs.

"People benefiting from public assistance should do something to give back to the community that is providing them with a helping hand, and that is exactly what my bill does," said Hune. "I am glad that these common sense reforms are moving forward."

Senate Bill 276 was referred to the Senate Families, Seniors, and Human Services Committee for further consideration.