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SB 200 & 201 Project Request

State Senator Hood is working on a project to increase awareness on SBs 200 and 201. SBs 200 and 201 would increase the penalties for assaulting and battering a sports official. Senator Hood is deeply passionate about these bills and would like to see that they are signed into law.

In order to raise awareness of this legislation, his office is coordinating the production of a video that is intended to educate Michigan residents about the dangers associated with being a sports official and to encourage people to contact their state legislators to support the bill to generate momentum for a Senate vote. Right now, SBs 200 and 201 have been voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee but have seemed to stall in getting a vote on the Senate floor.

How you can help: If you would like to participate, you can expect to be asked the following questions for the video production:

1.)    What is your personal story regarding fan/parent aggression?

2.)    Why do you think this bill would help?

3.)    What does this bill mean for you?

4.)    What would it mean for the future of sports?

5.)    What would it mean for future referee recruits?

6.)    What could the future of youth sports look like if nothing is done to help stop aggression against referees?

7.)    What lesson is aggression against referees teaching our children?

In order to participate, please send the best phone number to contact you at, no later than Monday, January 15th at 5:00 pm to:

Nathan Kark

Chief of Staff Senator Morris W. Hood III

Minority Floor Leader Michigan Senate District 3

NKark@senate.michigan.gov

ph   (517) 373-1254

fax  (517) 373-5338

Request from State Senator Morris Hood

State Senator Morris Hood District 3 is wanting to connect with a few individuals to see if they would be interested in participating in a short video clip regarding Senate Bills 200 and 201 that would increase penalties for assaulting sports officials.
Some questions that each official would be asked during the video:
1.    What is your personal story regarding fan / parent aggression?
2.    Why do you think this bill would help?
3.    What does this bill mean to you?
4.    What would the bill mean for the future of sports?
5.    What would the bill mean for the future of referee recruits?
6.    What could the future of sports look like if nothing is done to help stop aggression against referees?
7.    What lesson is aggression against referees teaching our children?
Please contact Nathan Kark, Chief of Staff, if you are interested.
NKark@senate.michigan.gov
ph  (517) 373-1254

Football Finals Opportunity

The 2017 Football State Finals will be at Ford Field on November 24 & 25.  The Metro Detroit Athletic Officials Association INC. has been asked to provide assistance in hosting the Football Finals by providing Line to Gain Crews for the games. This is a great way to take part in the action and to give something back to the great game of High School Football.  If you are interested in serving as a member (voluntary basis) of the chain crew during these exciting games please sign up with Bob Williams robert.williams@uofdjesuit.org no later than October 12th.
There will be four (4) crews made up of four (4) officials on each crew.  The crew assigned would work two (2) games. Free Parking and  weekend credentials will be issued by the MHSAA.