The Senate Bill 241 was introduced on March 21, 2019, by state Sen. Stephanie Chang (D) amongst other senators. According to the copy of the bill, it is used to “prescribe the powers and duties of certain providers of water and sewerage service in this state, to prescribe the powers and duties of certain acts and practices of providers of water and sewerage service, and to provide for remedies and penalties for certain violations of this act.” In shorter terms, the people of the state of Michigan enact that this act mentioned shall be known as the “water shutoff protection act.”

This act was introduced as a way to enact civil engagement and acknowledge the general welfare of Michigan residents. Because of the recent rise in cases due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a movement in the right direction is crucial for water accessibility.

About the writer: Skyla Jewell-Hammie is the new ecojournalism intern for the West Michigan Environmental Action Council.

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