UPDATE: First black Lt. Governor to sign a bill into law in Michigan

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Courtesy: Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist Facebook Page

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – UPDATE: An updated press release from the Lt. Governor’s office states that the historic moment will mark the first time that a black Lt. governor signs a bill into law in Michigan.

An earlier statement said it will mark the first time that a black elected official signs a bill into law in Michigan. In the late 1980’s Secretary of State Richard Austin signed a bill into law as acting governor when both Governor Blanchard and Lt. Governor Griffiths were out of state.

Another update to the original story is that due to the size of event, the bill signing has been moved to the Capitol Rotunda.

ORIGINAL STORY: Lt. Gov. Gilchrist is scheduled to sign a bill as acting governor tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.

The historic moment will mark the first time that a black elected official signs a bill into law in Michigan, according to a press release sent by Lt. Gov. Gilchrist’s office.

Gilchrist will sign House Bill 4044 at the Michigan State Capitol’s Ceremonial Office.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is currently in Israel for her first international trade trip and will return Saturday.

House Bill 4044 changes the conditions for insurance producers to get a license.

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