House Republican Legislative Update for October 23, 2013

House Republicans talk about legislation providing property tax exemptions for disabled veterans, a new law that requires criminals to pay full court-ordered restitution, even when their victim has died, and a plan that suspends Unemployment Insurance benefits for job applicants who fail or refuse to take a drug test.  

Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway; audio on ignition interlock legislation heading to full House

Rep. Lauwers talks about his two-bill package of legislation that will make an effective drunk driving prevention program permanent.   Michigan sobriety courts have utilized a pilot ignition interlock program for three years, and Rep. Lauwers says the plan has been effective enough to warrant its use on a continuing basis.  The measure has been approved…