Rep. Thomas Albert, R-Kent County; audio on legislation protecting Michigan deer

Rep. Albert talks about his new legislation that prohibits the importation of live deer – including whitetail deer, elk and moose – into Michigan.  Current law already prohibits bringing a deer carcass into the state.  The legislation is part of a three-bill package designed to limit the exposure of Michigan cervids to Chronic Wasting Disease….

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…