Rep. Bronna Kahle, R-Adrian; audio on passage of hospice legislation

Rep. Kahle talks about final House passage Thursday of her HB 5678, which maintains the ability of hospice organizations to attend to the intense and immediate medical needs of patients during end of life hospice care;  that ability had been inadvertently jeopardized by the state’s new opioid laws.      

Rep. Bronna Kahle, R-Adrian; Audio on House passage of cyberbullying legislation

Rep. Kahle talks about House passage Thursday of a two-bill package that creates the crime of cyberbullying in Michigan, essentially mirroring the state’s stalking laws, and provides for penalties of up to a year in jail for misdemeanor convictions and as many as ten years in prison for cases resulting in death.     t

Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague; audio on bike passing legislation

Rep. Hughes talks about House passage Wednesday of her legislation requiring motorists to maintain at least a three-foot distance to increase safety when passing a bicyclist. Over 39 states have some type of provisions in law regarding safe passing of bicyclists.  According to a report by the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, 38 bicyclists…

Rep. Jason Wentworth, R-Clare; audio on House passage of veteran service office legislation

House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Jason Wentworth talks about House passage of his 5536, which encourages Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program.  Under Rep. Wentworth’s proposal, each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements would receive $25,000, plus an additional amount based…

Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; audio on pneumatic airbows legislation

Rep. LaFave speaks on the House floor Thursday prior to passage of his HB 5180, which would allow bow hunters with a disability that prevents them from firing a bow or cross bow to utilize a pneumatic airbow.   Persons with a physical disability as defined in the bill may be issued a permit to use a…