27Apr Rep. Bellino highlights legislative ‘Spring Cleaning’ Categories: Bellino News State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe recently sponsored multiple plans removing unnecessary laws from the books. House Bills 5761, 5866 and 5887 would all remove outdated sections of law in various areas.House Bill 5761 repeals the Michigan Penal Code referencing the criminality of making a false protest. A false protest is covered under current insurance fraud statutes. House Bill 5866 addresses recreational fishing statutes and removes outdated references. House Bill 5887 is part of a multiple bill package that removes references to tuberculosis sanitariums, which is how tuberculosis was treated before antibiotics.“Understanding laws and statutes can be hard enough already. As legislators we should look to simplify, modernize and update laws when we can,” Bellino said. “When laws are no longer relevant or necessary, we should look to remove them.”House Bills 5761, 5866 and 5887 move to the House Oversight Committee for consideration.