CHICAGO — Michigan Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, Wednesday introduced a bill to protect the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection from liquidation.

Richardville introduced Senate Bill 401 Wednesday morning, days after Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr sparked a controversy by suggesting the DIA's prized collection could be used to cover the cash-strapped city's debts. Orr also said the collection could also be vulnerable to creditors in a Chapter 9 scenario. The city owns the museum.

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