Legislative Update for September 20, 2013

House Republicans talk about legislation that helps establish mental health courts, a new bill that lets motorists use technology to verify their auto insurance, and common sense reforms to hunting and fishing license purchases.  

Rep. Greg MacMaster, R-Kewadin; audio on roadside farm stand legislation

Rep. MacMaster talks about final House passage Thursday of his HB 4732, which exempts small roadside farm stands from having to follow state standards for installing plumbing and electrical fixtures.  Rep. MacMaster says the plan is a common-sense measure to help farmers who are just interested in selling their own produce out in front of…

Rep. Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt Twp; audio on elimination of outdated team logo law

Rep. Leonard talks about his legislation, now pending before the full House, that would repeal a 1920’s-era law that prohibits motorists from displaying on their car an insignia of an organization they don’t belong to.  Rep. Leonard says while the code  isn’t enforced, a driver with a bumper sticker of his or her favorite sports…

Rep. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton; actualities on auto insurance technology reforms

Rep. Nesbitt talks about his legislation that would allow Michigan motorists to display their auto insurance certificate on a smart phone while giving law enforcement more timely information about whether a motorist is insured.  Rep. Nesbitt says the plan will save money and limit hassles for Michigan drivers.