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Todd Morrison


PA 204 Rules Passed!


On Wednesday, June 4, 2014 the Deaf Persons Interpreter Act (PA 204) Administrative Rules were finally passed in the JCAR (Joint Committee on Administrative Rules of Michigan House and Senate) after seven years since PA 204 was amended. It’s historic! We now are looking forward to better quality interpreter service in the entire state starting July 4, 2014!


Thank you all for getting involved in passing it.


Click here to view details on JCAR voting in News.






Excerpt of Janet Jurus’ Email to Rules Committee

Subject: Rules – Completing the Circle

Many of you know I am a diehard Spartan...if you are not you may be a fan after this too. 

MSU head football Coach Mark Dantonio believes in signs and believes the number 7 is significant, I agree.  Here is a quote from the Detroit Free Press after the MSU Football banquet in the Spring celebrating the Spartan Rose Bowl victory, a victory that at the podium he told the public had completed the circle.  This is in reference to their Rose Bowl rings...... “The seven stones are for a lot of reasons,” Dantonio said. “It was seven years of hard work, seven years to make this dream come true. We had seven games at home this year, all wins. On Dec. 7, we won the (Big Ten) championship game.”  The circle complete.
From The Detroit News:

Regardless of the journey we cannot ignore the signs that brought us to June 4, 2014 

DODHH Established 1937, 77 years ago  

PA 204 1982 amended 2007

Effective Date 7/7/2014 

7 + 7 = 14 

2 + 0 + 1 + 4 = 7

.....and by they way when I left the parking ramp on the afternoon of the June 4 hearing, when the rules had passed, my parking fee was $7 (I BELIEVE!)

I would love to think that Coach Dantonio would say our circle is complete......oh a ring would be nice too.  GO GREEN!  SMILE 

I am still feeling so wonderful and grateful for this opportunity to experience this journey with all of you, regardless of when we came into this process, we are all now part of a very special circle.

Enjoy your weekend, I know I will.


JJ - Lansing  




June 7, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting
9 am to 12 noon
Comstock Community Center
6330 King Highway
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

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