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It’s officially a new year, and that brings plenty of hopes and resolutions for the coming 365 days. However, with a New Year comes new laws in Michigan, and depending on your job and record, these could impact you.

So, what are some Michigan laws going into effect on Jan. 1, 2023? There are two major ones.

The first is the increase in the minimum wage. In Michigan, the minimum wage is set to increase on Jan. 1, 2023, going from $9.87 an hour to $10.10 an hour. This change is taking place because back in 218, legislation was introduced to increase the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2022, with tipped workers being paid at least 80% of the standard minimum wage. That legislation was adapted to raise the minimum wage to $12.05 an hour by 2030 with tipped workers getting 38% of the standard minimum wage. Moreover, the ruling was appealed, but the Court of Claims ordered the stay of it until February of 2023, so it could change again. For more information, go here.

The other law is automatic expungement of records. According to Michigan.gov, starting April 2023 (so not Jan. 1, but still this year), an automated system for expunging convictions will begin. So, residents who want to expunge their records won’t have to file an application. According to Michigan.gov, up to two felony convictions will be expunged the later of 10 years after sentencing or the person’s release from custody. Also, up to four misdemeanors will be expunged seven years after sentencing. Some conviction will not qualify for automatic expungement. For all the information, go here.

Famous Actors and Actresses from Michigan

  • Kevin Nash

    Born: Detroit, Michigan (7/9/1959)

  • Grant Show

    Born: Detroit, Michigan (2/27/1962)

  • Justin Bartha

    Born: West Bloomfield, Michigan (7/21/1978)

  • David Ramsey

    Born: Detroit, Michigan (11/17/1971)

  • Courtney B. Vance

    Born: Detroit, Michigan (3/12/1960)

  • David Alan Grier

    Born: Detroit, Michigan (6/30/1956)

  • Seamus Dever

    Born: Flint, Michigan (7/27/1976)

  • Matt Letscher

    Born: Grosse Pointe, Michigan (6/26/1970)

  • Jeff Hephner

    Born: Sand Creek, Michigan (6/22/1975)

  • Barry Watson

    Born: Traverse City, Michigan (4/23/1974)

  • Matthew Glave

    Born: Saginaw, Michigan (8/19/1963)

  • Michael Raymond-James

    Born: Michigan (12/24/1977)

  • Lee Majors

    Born: Wyandotte, Michigan (4/23/1939)

  • Terry O'Quinn

    Born: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan (7/15/1952)

  • Curtis Armstrong

    Born: Detroit, Michigan (11/27/1953)

  • James Wolk

    Born: Farmington Hills, Michigan (3/22/1985)

  • Keegan-Michael Key

    Born: Southfield, Michigan (3/22/1971)

  • David Patrick Kelly

    Born: Detroit, Michigan (1/23/1951)

  • Eric Allan Kramer

    Born: Grand Rapids, Michigan (3/26/1962)

  • Dean Cain

    Born: Mt. Clemens, Michigan (7/31/1966)

  • Sean Giambrone

    Born: St. Joseph, Michigan (5/30/1999)

  • Terry Crews

    Born: Flint, Michigan (7/30/1968)

  • Tom Hulce

    Born: Detroit, Michigan (12/6/1953)

  • David Spade

    Born: Birmingham, Michigan (7/22/1964)

  • Ken Jeong

    Born: Detroit, Michigan (7/13/1969)

  • Tom Skerritt

    Born: Detroit, Michigan (8/25/1933)

  • Colin Egglesfield

    Born: Dearborn, Michigan (2/9/1973)

  • Richard Kiel

    Born: Detroit, Michigan (9/13/1939)

  • Tom Sizemore

    Born: Detroit, Michigan (11/29/1961)

  • Robert Wagner

    Born: Detroit, Michigan (2/10/1930)

  • Dax Shepard

    Born: Milford, Michigan (1/2/1975)

  • Taylor Lautner

    Born: Grand Rapids, Michigan (2/11/1992)

  • Steven Seagal

    Born: Lansing, Michigan (4/10/1952)

  • Paul Walter Hauser

    Born: Grand Rapids, Michigan (10/15/1986)

  • Burt Reynolds

    Born: Lansing, Michigan (2/11/1936)

  • Tom Selleck

    Born: Detroit, Michigan (1/29/1945)

  • Matthew Lillard

    Born: Lansing, Michigan (1/24/1970)

  • Sinbad

    Born: Benton Harbor, Michigan (11/10/1956)

  • Bruce Campbell

    Born: Birmingham, Michigan (6/22/1958)

  • Brian d'Arcy James

    Born: Saginaw, Michigan (6/29/1968)

  • Ernie Hudson

    Born: Benton Harbor, Michigan (12/17/1945)

  • J.K. Simmons

    Born: Grosse Pointe, Michigan (1/9/1955)

  • Geoff Stults

    Geoff Stults

  • Daniel Henney

    Born: Carson City, Michigan (11/28/1979)

  • Jeff Daniels

    Born on Feb. 19, in Athens, Georgia, but definitely a Michigander!

  • Kristen Bell

    Born: Huntington Woods, Michigan, USA (7/18/1980)

  • Marlo Thomas

    Born: Detroit, Michigan, USA (11/21/1937)

  • Elizabeth Berkley

    Born: Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA (7/28/1972)

  • Megan Boone

    Born: Petoskey, Michigan, USA (4/29/1983)

  • Jaime Ray Newman

    Born: Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA (4/2/1978)

  • Selma Blair

    Born: Southfield, Michigan, USA (6/23/1972)

  • Judy Greer

    Born: Detroit, Michigan, USA (7/20/1975)

  • Sherilyn Fenn

    Born: Detroit, Michigan, USA (2/1/1965)

  • Elizabeth Reaser

    Born: Bloomfield, Michigan, USA (7/2/1975)

  • Jana Kramer

    Born: Detroit, Michigan, USA (12/2/1983)

  • Mary Lynn Rajskub

    Born: Detroit, Michigan, USA (6/22/1971)

  • Crystal Reed

    Born: Detroit, Michigan, USA (2/6/1985)

  • Eli Jane

    Born: Michigan, USA (6/7/1979)

  • Ellen Burstyn

    Born: Detroit, Michigan, USA (12/7/1932)

  • Elisabeth Harnois

    Born: Detroit, Michigan, USA (5/26/1979)

  • Madonna

    Born: Bay City, Michigan, USA (8/16/1958)

  • Kathleen Rose Perkins

    Born: New Baltimore, Michigan, USA (11/15/1974)

  • Gail O'Grady

    Born: Detroit, Michigan, USA (1/23/1963)

  • Christine Lahti

    Born: Birmingham, Michigan, USA (4/4/1950)

  • Kate Upton

    Born: St. Joseph, Michigan, USA (6/10/1992)

  • Lin Shaye

    Born: Detroit, Michigan, USA (10/12/1943)

  • Piper Laurie

    Born: Detroit, Michigan, USA (1/22/1932)

  • Christie Brinkley

    Born: Detroit, Michigan, USA (2/2/1954)

  • Pam Dawber

    Born: Detroit, Michigan, USA (10/18/1951)

  • Taylor Dooley

    Born: Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA (2/26/1993)

  • Grace Lee Whitney

    Born: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA (4/1/1930)

  • Lily Tomlin

    Born: Detroit, Michigan, USA (9/1/1939)

  • Cynthia Watros

    Born: Lake Orion, Michigan, USA (9/2/1968)

  • Lauri Peters

    Born: Detroit, Michigan, USA (7/2/1943)

  • Maribeth Monroe

    Born: Michigan, USA (3/25/1978)

  • Betsy Brandt

    Born: Bay City, Michigan, USA (3/14/1973)

  • Erin Darke

    Born: Michigan, USA (9/10/1984)

  • Ella Anderson

    Born: Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA (3/26/2005)

  • Kennedy McMann

    Born: Holland, Michigan, USA (10/30/1996)

  • Kim Hunter

    Born: Detroit, Michigan, USA (11/12/1922)

  • Rachel DiPillo

    Born: Flint, Michigan, USA (1/26/1991)

  • Jessica Cauffiel

    Born: Detroit, Michigan, USA (3/30/1976)

  • Susan Diol

    Born: Marquette, Michigan, USA (5/25/1962)

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!