Act No. 247

Public Acts of 2023

Approved by the Governor

November 29, 2023

Filed with the Secretary of State

November 30, 2023

EFFECTIVE DATE:  February 13, 2024

state of michigan

102nd Legislature

Regular session of 2023

Introduced by Reps. Rheingans, Arbit, Byrnes, Conlin, Wilson, Steckloff, Tsernoglou, Skaggs, Brabec, Scott, Pohutsky, Tyrone Carter, Hood, Dievendorf, Edwards, Miller, Morgan, Hill, Coffia, Mentzer, Breen, Brixie, Weiss, Rogers, Haadsma, Price, Young, Fitzgerald, Witwer, MacDonell, Aiyash, Alexander, Andrews, Aragona, BeGole, Bezotte, Bierlein, Borton, Brenda Carter, Cavitt, DeBoer, DeBoyer, Farhat, Glanville, Grant, Jaime Greene, Hope, Johnsen, Koleszar, Kunse, Markkanen, Martus, McFall, Meerman, Morse, Mueller, Neeley, O’Neal, Outman, Paiz, Posthumus, Prestin, Puri, Rigas, Roth, Schmaltz, Schuette, Stone, Thompson, VanderWall, Wegela, Whitsett and Wozniak


AN ACT to designate the official native grain of the state of Michigan.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

A close-up of a signature

Description automatically generatedSec. 1. Manoomin (Zizania palustris and Zizania aquatica), also known as Michigan wild rice, is designated as the official native grain of this state. Let it be known that manoomin is a sacred and important component to many wetlands and has a cultural significance to indigenous people of this state.



Clerk of the House of Representatives


Secretary of the Senate