Rep. Miller offered the following resolution:
House Resolution No. 134.
A resolution to declare July 2019 as Dark Sky Awareness Month in the state of Michigan.
Whereas, The beauty and wonder of a dark night sky is part of the cultural and scientific heritage of all humanity and should be preserved and protected; and
Whereas, Residents, photographers, astronomers and visitors from all walks of life appreciate the dark sky of Michigan through stargazing, as one can clearly see the heavens at night; and
Whereas, Outdoor lighting constitutes “light pollution” of the nighttime environment; and
Whereas, Attention to the problem of light pollution and mitigation efforts will help ensure that the sky is preserved; and
Whereas, Public awareness of the benefits of dark skies is encouraged; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare July 2019, as Dark Sky Awareness Month in the state of Michigan. We recognize the local individuals and municipalities working to keep Michigan skies free of light pollution and we commend them for their efforts to ensure that citizens now and into the future enjoy the benefits of a pristine nighttime sky.