Calley signs Michigan bills in Snyder's absence

LANSING (AP) -- Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has had a chance to approve some new Michigan laws because Gov. Rick Snyder is out of state for a trade trip to Asia.

Calley signed four bills into law Tuesday.

One measure lets fire departments work with school districts to provide training to qualified students. Another lets pharmacists fill prescriptions received electronically from dentists licensed outside Michigan.

A third measure lets state police grant medical waivers so that drivers with diabetes may operate a school bus if they meet qualifications already in state law.

Another bill is designed to accommodate Detroit's population decline by keeping the city eligible for certain measures related to property tax abatements.

It's the second time Calley has signed bills while Snyder traveled.

Published: Thu, Sep 29, 2011