Violence Prevention Fund Proposed

May 26, 2023

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

Legislation was introduced providing local governments with funds to address public safety issues. The legislation, sponsored by Representative Alabas Farhat (D-Dearborn) and Representative Nate Shannon (D-Sterling Heights), aims to target resources to the communities with the highest need.

Key Points:

    • The proposal creates the “Public Safety and Violence Prevention Fund.”
    • A portion of sales tax revenue would be directed into the fund.
    • Distribution of the funds would be proportionally based on a communities share of statewide violent crimes.
    • No area could receive more than 25% of the monthly disbursement.
    • The funding would be used for the purpose of new public safety and violence prevention programs.
    • For the most part, funds couldn’t be used to replace existing resources.

Next Step:

The bills were referred to the House Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee for consideration.

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