Rep. Kahle talks about House passage Wednesday of her HB 4219, which makes victims of human trafficking eligible for a deferred sentence or parole. The legislation, which was Rep. Kahle’s first bill to pass the House and which passed unanimously, moves toward what Rep. Kahle says is her goal of making sure human trafficking victims are…
Rep. Griffin talks about her new legislation that directs the Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission to develop new curriculum that will educate Michigan students on prescription opioid drug abuse. Rep. Griffin says helping young Michiganders understand that prescription drugs are addictive could save lives.
Rep. Bellino talks about legislation he introduced on Wednesday that would provide new liability protection for pharmacists by allowing parents to sign a form giving permission to a pharmacist to dispense a prescribed opioid to a minor.
Rep. Joe Bellino, R-Monroe; audio on new legislation ending tax disadvantage for police and fire retirees
Rep. Bellino talks about his new legislation helping Michigan public safety professionals who were born after 1952 and were retired before 2013 that allows them to claim the same sort of income tax deductions already allowed for retirees covered by Social Security. A similar fix for retirees born before 1953 and not covered by Social Security became part…
Rep. Beau LaFave talks about House passage Tuesday of his legislation that allows the Secretary of State to share photographs taken for official state personal identification cards with the Michigan State Police for the processing of concealed weapons licenses.
Rep. Cole talks about House passage Tuesday of his HB 4204, which allows the Secretary of State to share photographs taken for operator’s or chauffeur’s license with the Michigan State Police for the processing of concealed weapons licenses. Rep. Cole says the measure falls in line with calls he hears in his district to eliminate…
Rep. Maturen talks about the reintroduction Tuesday of his legislation that closes the “dark store” loophole, a tactic he says some large retail corporations have used to dramatically reduce the taxes on their properties. Rep. Maturen is a licensed real estate appraiser. He proposed similar legislation that was approved by the House in 2016 but that…
Rep. Lucido talks about his testimony Tuesday in the House Commerce and Trade Committee on his HB 4011, which would keep Michigan on Daylight Saving Time year-round and eliminate the twice-a-year time change. Rep. Lucido says he hears from people around Michigan about ending the time changes. The legislation remains under consideration by the committee….
Speaker of the House Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt; audio on House passage of government transparency legislation
Speaker Leonard talks to reporters on the House floor Wednesday after 10 108-0 votes on a 10-bill package that subject the Michigan Legislature to a new Legislative Open Records Act and the executive office to the Freedom of Information Act, saying the support demonstrates the broad-based backing the plan enjoys.
Rep. Barrett talks about House passage Thursday of his HB 4063, legislation that will prohibit an individual from pointing a laser directly at, or in the path of, an aircraft.
Rep. Bizon talks about House passage Thursday of legislation subjecting the House and executive office to open records legislation.
Rep. LaFave says legislation approved by the House Thursday that subjects the Legislature and the executive office to Freedom of Information and open records laws spells positive news for people in his U.P. district.
Rep. Iden talks about House passage Thursday of a package of legislation, including a bill he is sponsoring, opening up the Michigan Legislature and the executive office to the Freedom of Information Act and the new Legislative Open Records Act, as well as House Oversight Committee passage of his HB 4301, which would require the…
Rep. Miller talks about House passage Thursday of legislation that opens the Michigan Legislature and the executive office to the new Legislative Open Records Act and the Freedom of Information Act.
Rep. VanderWall talks about House passage Thursday of a multi-bill package of legislation, including a bill he authored, that opens the Michigan Legislature and the executive office to the new Legislative Open Records Act and the Freedom of Information Act.
Rep. Garcia talks about passage by the House Education Reform Committee Thursday of her legislation that would return school schedule decisions to local districts. The Garcia legislation grants districts greater flexibility in implementing school calendars and schedules in addition to removing both from contract negotiations.