HOUSE BILL No. 4890

 

June 7, 2007, Introduced by Reps. Caswell, Stahl, Green, Horn, Nitz and Dean and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

     A bill to create the office of state poet laureate in the

 

executive branch; to provide for the appointment and term of

 

certain state officers; and to impose duties and responsibilities

 

on certain state officers.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 1. (1) The office of state poet laureate is created

 

within the department of history, arts, and libraries.

 

     (2) The governor may appoint the state poet laureate for a

 

term not to exceed the governor's term. The state poet laureate

 

shall serve at the pleasure of the governor and is exempt from the

 

classified state civil service. The state poet laureate shall be a

 

resident of this state.

 

     (3) The state poet laureate shall serve without compensation.


 

However, the state poet laureate may be reimbursed for his or her

 

actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of his or

 

her duties as assigned by the governor.