VIOLET T. LEWIS MEMORIAL HWY                                                                 S.B. 1137:

                                                                                             SUMMARY AS ENACTED











Senate Bill 1137 (as enacted)                                                      PUBLIC ACT 476 of 2018

Sponsor:  Senator Ian Conyers

Senate Committee:  Transportation

House Committee:  Transportation and Infrastructure


Date Completed:  2-13-19




The bill amends the Michigan Memorial Highway Act to name the portion of Highway M-10 located in the City of Detroit between the intersection with Meyers Road and the intersection with West Outer Drive as the "Violet T. Lewis Memorial Highway"


The bill will take effect on March 29, 2019.


MCL 250.1036a                                                                                                       




Violet Temple Lewis was born in Lima, Ohio, on May 27, 1889. She founded the Lewis Business College in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1927 before opening Detroit's Lewis Business College, which is the United States Department of Education's only designated historical black college in Michigan. She also cofounded Gamma Phi Delta, a professional and businesswomen's sorority with chapters located across the United States, and was inducted in the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame in 1992. Ms. Lewis died on March 22, 1968, in Detroit.


Legislative Analyst:  Drew Krogulecki




The bill will have no fiscal impact on State or local government.


                                                                                 Fiscal Analyst:  Michael Siracuse



This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.