The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, September 20, 1977-Page 5
Bullard won't lead floor
fight on pot legislation
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By GREGG KRUPA
Rep. Perry Bullard's perennial lib-
eralized marijuana bill will be up for a
vote again this fall, but Bullard won't
be leading the fight for its approval.
Bullard said, "In an effort to decide
the question on the issues, in a rational
manner," he has seen to it that debate
on the bill will be conducted by other
members of the House. Bullard has also
reached an agreement with Represen-
tative Matthew McNeely (D-Detroit),
that neither Representative will speak
during the debate on the controversial
IT WAS AFTER an emotional speech
by McNeely, in which he related his
son's fatal narcotic overdose to his
early experience with marijuana, that
Bullard became involved in an alterca-
tion with another Detroit Represen-
tative Rosetta Ferguson on the floor of
Bullard was hit twice by Ferguson,
once with an open hand and once with
I don't think the incident will have
much impact on the final vote," Bullard
said. But he has taken steps to remove
himself from floor leadership on the bill
that he sponsors.
THE PROPOSED liberalization will
be considered this Thursday or early
next week. Bullard remains confident
the bill will pass this time around.
"We have undertaken an extensive
citizens' lobbying effort across the state
this summer," said Bullard. "I THINK
THIS WILL HAVE AN AFFECT ON
SOME OF THE LEGISLATORS."
Bullard almost succeeded in passing
the bill this fall. But on a reconsidera-
tion vote after McNeeley's emotion-
laden address, the House defeated the
BULLARD'S BILL would do away
with all penalties for the private pos-
sessions of up to 100 grams - approxi-
mately three-and-a-half ounces of
marijuana. The bill provides for a $50
fine for public possession of the same
As this fall's session begins, Bullard
is also interested in passing a bill that
will end mandatory retirement for
Under the measure, any person able
to perform job duties satisfactorily
could not be forced by their employer to
retire. The bill requires the Civil Rights
Commission to establish procedures for
employers to use in determining an em-
ploye's ability to perform job functions.
Excluded from the prohibition are fire-
fighters and law enforcement officials.
"I INTRODUCED this bill becagse
the advantages it would provide far
outweigh the costs imposed, and be-
cause it is my feeling that mandatory
retirement is definitely discrimina-
tory," said Bullard. "In my opinion,
forced retirement is definitely
discriminatory ... forced retirement
can contribute to, or cause, mental or
physical health problems for older
The bill will face strong union oppo-
sition. A spokesperson for the AFL-CIO
said the giant labor confederation
would oppose the bill on the grounds
that retirement policies should be sub-
ject to collective bargaining and not the
"MANDATORY RETIREMENT is a
civil rights issue, and therefore a sub-
ject the House and Senate should be
very concerned with," said Bullard.
House Speaker Bobby Crim said yes-
terday that it is likely the state will
follow the lead of the federal gover-
nment in halting the use of taxpayers'
funds for abortions, this fall
Although both he and Governor Wil-
liam Milliken are opposed to the cutoff
of Medicaid funds for abortions, Crim
said it was likely that the state legis-
lature will pass such a bill.
Milliken has not announced whether
he would veto the cutoff.
"My position has been and continues
to be that I am opposed to abortion,"
said Crim. "However, iftyou're going to
have abortions legalized, I don't think it
should be a situation where those who
are affluent can get them, and those
who are poor will not have them ... un-
der that circumstance I have no objec-
tion to funds being used."
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