Green legislation removes employment barriers for veterans

LANSING—State Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville, joined Gov. Rick Snyder for a ceremonial signing of legislation he sponsored to waive initial state occupational license fees for honorably-discharged veterans.

“The legislative package signed by the governor today honors the sacrifice of the men and women who have served in our armed forces and helps them transition into careers as civilian employees and business owners,” said Green, R-Mayville. “Not only is this the right thing to do, it benefits Michigan and our economy by encouraging veterans to put their world class skills and training to work in the Great Lakes State.”

Sponsored by Sen. John Moolenaar and Green respectively, Senate Bills 671 and 672 are now public acts that waive license fees for veterans seeking to become private security professionals, accountants, builders, barbers, engineers, surveyors, real estate agents and many other occupations.