Michigan House committee approves mosquito abatement bill

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) (9/20/2017) - Communities hoping to fight back against the onslaught of mosquitoes got some help in the Michigan House of Representatives on Wednesday.

The House Committee on Local Government unanimously approved a bill that would allow local government entities to create special assessment districts for mosquito abatement.

State Rep. Tim Sneller, a Democrat from Burton, is sponsoring the bill.

“When I was elected as a state representative, I vowed to go to Lansing and put forward legislation that would make a real difference in the everyday lives of Genesee County residents," Sneller said in a press release. "This legislation fills a gap in the law that would allow townships, like Mundy Township, to afford important public services like mosquito abatement.”

The bill now moves to the full House of Representatives for consideration. If approved there, it would need approval from the Michigan Senate before Gov. Rick Snyder could sign it into law.

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