Dianda’s veterans bridge bill wins House approval

Courtesy:  Scott Dianda’s Office

LANSING – House Bill 5715, introduced by state Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet), won House approval this week by a vote of 107-0.  The bill now goes to the Senate.  The bill names a bridge in Ontonagon County the “Ontonagon County Veterans Memorial Bridge.”

“Many men and women from Ontonagon and throughout the western U.P. have answered the call to service their county,” said Dianda. “Our brave veterans deserve our support and recognition for their courage and willingness to leave their families to serve. I am proud to sponsor this bill to show them our appreciation.”

HB 5715 was introduced in July following a recommendation from the Ontonagon County Veterans’ Association, which has been in operation for 10 years.  The bridge is located on Highway M-64 over the Ontonagon River in Ontonagon Township.

“I thank my House colleagues for joining me to honor our veterans and approving my bill,” said Dianda. “I hope that my Senate colleagues will give their approval so we can see this bill signed into law before session ends in December.”