MARINE LANCE CORPORAL STEVEN J. SZYMANSKI MEMORIAL HIGHWAY

House Bill 4485 as enacted

Public Act 122 of 2019

Sponsor:  Rep. Annette Glenn

1st House Committee:  Transportation

2nd House Committee:  Ways and Means

Senate Committee:  Transportation and Infrastructure

Complete to 11-19-19

SUMMARY:

House Bill 4485 amends the Michigan Memorial Highway Act to designate the portion of highway US-10 beginning at the intersection with Jefferson Avenue and extending east to the intersection with Bay City Road as the “Marine Lance Corporal Steven J. Szymanski Memorial Highway.”

Proposed MCL 250.1016c

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

According to news reports, Lance Corporal Steven J. Szymanski was born in Midland on October 11, 1990, to John and Dawn Szymanski. He graduated from Midland High School in 2008. After earning an associate degree in Criminal Justice, he proudly served his country, enlisting in the Marines in September 2013. He was a crewman for light armored vehicles and was promoted to lance corporal in June, 2014. 

Lance Corporal Steven J. Szymanski was killed on October 21, 2014, during a training exercise at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was 24 years of age.

Dedicating a portion of highway US-10 in Bay City honors his service and sacrifice to his community and our state.

FISCAL IMPACT:

Section 2 of the Michigan Memorial Highway Act indicates that the state transportation department shall provide for the erection of suitable markers indicating the name of the highway only “when sufficient private contributions are received to completely cover the cost of erecting and maintaining those markers.” As a result, the bill has no state or local fiscal impact

                                                                                         Legislative Analyst:   E. Best

                                                                                                 Fiscal Analyst:   William E. Hamilton

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan House Fiscal Agency staff for use by House members in their deliberations, and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.