Substitute for House Resolution No. 40. 

            A resolution to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Michigan Counties Workers’ Compensation Fund.

            Whereas, March 2019 marks 40 years since the founding of the Michigan Counties Workers’ Compensation Fund in the state of Michigan; and

            Whereas, The origins of the Michigan Counties Workers’ Compensation Fund began when Livingston, Delta, Gogebic, Oceana, Otsego, Leelanau, Ionia, Cheboygan, Newaygo, and St. Clair counties came together to launch the venture; and

            Whereas, The fund has grown from these original members to 79 participating entities and over 34 million dollars in assets. Members of the fund now include medical care facilities, housing commissions, transit agencies, villages, mental health authorities and other specialty county or multi-county endeavors; and

            Whereas, Today, the Michigan Counties Workers’ Compensation Fund and the 11 members of its Board of Trustees continue their record of great customer service, strict adherence to the rules set forth by the Workers’ Compensation Agency, strong safety compliance, and outstanding financial planning; now, therefore, be it

            Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Michigan Counties Workers’ Compensation Fund; and be it further

            Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted to the Michigan Counties Workers’ Compensation Fund, as evidence of our esteem for their continued work on behalf of public employees throughout Michigan over the last 40 years.