“Rep. Pscholka said the law would depend on co-workers who report violations by their colleagues.”
Michigan bill would jail teachers who send political emails
By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 — 5:13 pm
The Republican-led Michigan House of Representatives is considering legislation that would prohibit public employees, such as teachers, from sending a political message using a publicly-owned email service.
Violating the law would result in a $10,000 fine for an organization, and a $1,000 fine and one-year imprisonment for an individual.
The House Oversight, Reform and Ethics Committee adopted the bill, HB 4052, by a 4 to 2 vote along party lines last week. It was first introduced by Republican state Rep. Al Pscholka in January, shortly after he was sworn in to his first term in service to the 79th House District.