Legislative Update for May 3, 2013

House Republicans talk about reforming adoption laws and Michigan’s welfare system and preserving the state’s hunting and fishing heritage. Legislative Update for May 3 2013

Rep. Pete Lund, R-Romeo; audio on no-fault auto insurance reform

Rep. Lund talks about House Insurance Committee passage Thursday of legislation he says will reform the state’s no-fault insurance system while continuing to provide the best catastrophic injury protection in the nation. Lund0502131 Lund0502132 Lund0502133

Rep. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan; audio on wolf hunting and hunters’rights debate

Rep. McBroom discusses Thursday’s expected House vote on Senate legislation designed to provide the Natural Resources Commission with authority over game hunting in Michigan.  Rep. McBroom says the issue could have a significant impact on potential wolf season in Michigan. McBroom0501131 McBroom0501132 McBroom0501133 McBroom0501134

Rep. Bob Genetski, R-Saugatuck; audio on defibrillator legislation

Rep. Genetski talks about legislation that would provide for regular cardiac emergency drills in K-12 schools across Michigan.  Testifying in favor of the plan before the House Education Committee Wednesday was Jocelyn Leonard, mother of Fennville High School basketball player Wes Leonard, who died of sudden cardiac arrest immediately following a game in 2011.  …

Rep. Greg MacMaster, R-Kewadin; audio on Corrections food contract

Rep. MacMaster, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Corrections, talks about the decision by the Department of Corrections to privatize food service in the state’s prisons.   MacMaster0430131 MacMaster0430132 MacMaster0430133   Rep. MacMaster has been encouraging the Corrections Department and all state agencies to follow standardized Request for Proposal guidelines.  He says the…