MANOOMIN; OFFICIAL NATIVE GRAIN H.B. 4852:

SUMMARY OF DISCHARGED BILL

 

 

 

 

 

House Bill 4852 (as discharged)

Sponsor: Representative Carrie Rheingans

House Committee: Agriculture

Senate Committee: Government Operations (discharged)

 


CONTENT

 

The bill would enact a new law to designate manoomin (Zizania palustris and Zizania aquatica), also known as Michigan wild rice, as the official native grain of Michigan. The bill states that "Manoomin is a sacred and important component to many wetlands and has a cultural significance to the indigenous people of this state".

PREVIOUS LEGISLATION

(This section does not provide a comprehensive account of previous legislative efforts on this subject matter.)

 

The bill is a reintroduction of Senate Bill 802 from the 2021-2022 Legislative Session. Senate Bill 802 was reported by the Senate Committee on Agriculture but received no further action.

 

Legislative Analyst: Tyler P. VanHuyse

 

FISCAL IMPACT

 

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

 

Date Completed: 10-31-23 Fiscal Analyst: Joe Carrasco, Jr.

 

 

 

 

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.