Rep. Thomas Albert, R-Lowell; audio on amusement ride safety legislation

Rep. Albert talks about his multi-bill package of legislation that would allow amusement ride operators to display a star-rating reflecting the safety training of employees and inspection of rides.  The plan, currently pending in the House Regulatory Affairs Committee, creates the Michigan Safety and Amusement Star Program and the Fair and Festival’s Partners Program.  The…

Rep. Rodney Wakeman, R-Saginaw Twp.; audio on road town hall meeting

Rep. Wakeman talks about the roads town hall meeting he will host next Monday night, July 22, from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. with his special guest, Rep. Jack O’Malley, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee.  The town hall will be held at the Saginaw Township Fire Station No. 3, located at 155 North Center…

Rep. Gary Howell, R-North Branch; audio on tax foreclosure legislation

Rep. Howell talks about his HB 4219, which allows homeowners to keep any equity they have in a home foreclosed on for property taxes, once the taxes have been paid off. The Representative says vulnerable Michigan residents are losing all they have under the current system.  The measure is pending in the House Local Government…

Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on raising awareness of behavioral health

House Health Policy Committee Chair Rep. Hank Vaupel points to two bills reported from his committee this year, HB 4042, which allows Michigan nurses to obtain a multi-state license, and HB 4156, which amends the State Employees’ Retirement Act to allow retired mental health professionals who retired prior to October 1, 2015 to provide services…

Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; audio on air bow legislation

Rep. LaFave talks about his HB 4332, which would allow a Michigan resident with a disability to use an air bow during any bow or firearm open season.  Rep. LaFave says the legislation would significantly increase hunting opportunities for many Michiganders who currently have limited options.  The legislation is pending in the House Natural Resources…

Rep. Doug Wozniak, R-Shelby Twp.; audio on additional auto insurance reform legislation

Rep. Wozniak talks about his HB 4734, which allows auto insurers to offer options with higher deductibles and reduced premiums for consumers purchasing an unlimited personal injury protection (PIP) benefits plan. Motorists would be able to choose deductibles in increments of $1,000 – the higher the deductible, the greater the savings on premiums.  The legislation…

Rep. Thomas Albert, R-Lowell; audio on new Michigan vaping laws

Rep. Albert talks about Michigan’s new laws that prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors as well as minor possession of the devices.  The new Public Acts, Senate legislation sponsored by Senators Rick Outman and Marshall Bullock II, reflect legislation sponsored by Rep. Albert last term.  

Rep. John Reilly, R-Lake Orion; audio on House passage of WorkKeys test revisions

Rep. Reilly talks about House passage this week of his HB 4162, which would provide Michigan school districts the option of utilizing the WorkKeys test as an assessment of career readiness.  The test is currently administered as part of a required suite of state exams in 11th grade.  Rep. Reilly says every school superintendent in…