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House Bill 4154 as reported from committee http://www.legislature.mi.gov
Sponsor: Rep. Jay DeBoyer
Committee: Transportation, Mobility and Infrastructure
Complete to 6-11-23
(Enacted as Public Act 62 of 2024)
House Bill 4154 would amend the Michigan Memorial Highway Act to designate the portion
of highway M-3 in Macomb County beginning at the intersection of Gratiot Avenue and 23
Mile Road and continuing to the end of M-3 as the “Senior Chief Petty Officer Jason P. May
Memorial Highway.”
MCL 250.1062b
According to committee testimony, the Military Times, and the Baltimore Sun, Jason P. May
was born in 1977 in Chesterfield Township in Macomb County to Pamela J. Slanec and Phillip
May. He enlisted in the Navy right after high school. He was a humble and dedicated service
member who came home often before his deployment to the amphibious assault ship USS Essex
during Operation Enduring Freedom.
On May 11, 2015, the USS Essex left San Diego for a scheduled deployment with the 15th
Marine Expeditionary Unit to the Arabian Sea. On June 29, while serving aboard at sea, Senior
Chief Petty Officer Jason P. May experienced chest pains during routine operations and
collapsed. Navy medical personnel aboard the ship attempted to revive him but could not. At
the time of his death, Senior Chief Petty Officer Jason P. May had proudly served the United
States Navy for 18 years. He was 38 years old.
Dedicating a portion of M-3 in Macomb County would be an appropriate way to recognize and
honor the life of Senior Chief Petty Officer Jason P. May for his service and his sacrifice for
our country.
Section 2 of the Michigan Memorial Highway Act indicates that the state transportation
department shall provide for the erection of suitable markers indicating the name of the
highway only “when sufficient private contributions are received to completely cover the cost
of erecting and maintaining those markers.” As a result, the bill has no state or local fiscal
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The Michigan Department of Transportation indicated a neutral position on the bill. (5-23-23)
Legislative Analyst: E. Best
Fiscal Analyst: William E. Hamilton
■ This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan House Fiscal Agency staff for use by House members in their
deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.
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Statutes affected:
House Introduced Bill: 250.1092
As Passed by the House: 250.1092
As Passed by the Senate: 250.1092
House Concurred Bill: 250.1092
Public Act: 250.1092
House Enrolled Bill: 250.1092