Rep. Shane Hernandez, R-Port Huron; audio on charitable fundraising on public roads

Rep Hernandez talks about his HB 4160, which allows charitable and civic organizations to solicit funds on and near Michigan roadways, if certain conditions are met. The bill, which legalizes this common practice of charitable organizations and provides for a safer environment, was up for discussion Tuesday in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  

Rep. Peter Lucido, R-Macomb County; audio on minor in possession legislation

Rep. Lucido talks about his HB 4213, which has passed through the House and is currently pending in the Michigan Senate, that amends the Michigan Liquor Control Code of 1998 to state that if a minor does not consent to a preliminary chemical breath analysis requested by a peace officer, the officer cannot administer the…

Rep. Jim Tedder, R-Oakland County. audio on career technical education legislation

During the week when Michigan high school students are taking state assessments, Rep. Jim Tedder of Waterford Township, a former educator and school administrator, says the legislation approved by the House earlier this spring enhancing career technical education options spells good news for career-oriented young people.  

Rep. Diana Farrington, R-Utica; audio on veteran task force legislation

Rep. Farrington talks about her HB 4217, that would create a task force, formed under the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, to investigate the causes of suicide among military veterans and seek ways to prevent former members of the military from taking their own lives.  The panel will prepare and present a comprehensive public report of its…

Rep. Beth Griffin, R-Jackson; audio on House passage of career technical education legislation

Rep. Griffin talks about House passage Thursday of a four-bill package, including legislation she sponsored, to provide more flexibility in the Michigan Merit Curriculum to allow for more paths to career technical education programs.  Rep. Griffin’s legislation specifically requires students complete at least three courses in any combination of 21st Century Skills, including foreign language, visual…