LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill into law that protects Michigan's volunteer firefighters from losing some of their unemployment benefits.
House Bill 4726, sponsored by State Rep. Al Pscholka, R-Stevensville, prevents compensation volunteer firefighters receive from counting as income and threatening unemployment compensation for unemployed volunteers. The bill was approved in the House with a unanimous vote of 109-0.
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