Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; audio on mobility device legislation

Rep. LaFave talks about his testimony in the House Transportation Committee this week on his HB 5834, which exempts persons with a mobility disability from being required to obtain a drivers license to operate a powered wheelchair or similar mobility device.  Rep. LaFave uses a prosthetic leg and says current Michigan law literally would require…

Rep. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco Twp.; audio on prescription drug cost transparency

Rep. Whiteford talks about her HB 5858, which would allow pharmacists to provide the current selling price of a drug upon receipt of a prescription. A pharmacist in Rep. Whiteford’s district spoke with her about contract clauses that force pharmacists to stay silent when a consumer would save money by paying for a prescription with…

Rep. Beau LaFave; audio on school safety legislation

Rep. LaFave talks about testifying before the House Appropriations Committee on his HB 5851, requiring schools to submit incident reports to a proposed statewide school safety commission. The reports would provide the commission with examples of how incidents and threats were handled to develop best practices for other Michigan schools to follow.  The measure remains…

Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on expansion of mental health law

Rep. Vaupel talks about his HB 5810, which expands the criteria for  individuals needing assisted outpatient treatment if they pose a significant threat of physical harm to themselves or others.  The legislation will be taken up on Wednesday in the House Health Policy Committee, where Representative Vaupel serves as chairman.  The plan stems from the…

Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo Twp.; audio on child protection legislation

Rep. Iden talks about his testimony this week before the House Law and Justice Committee on his legislation toughening the penalties for violations of Michigan’s child pornography laws.  HB 5794 is part of a bipartisan reform plan developed following the House’s inquiry into the recent Larry Nassar scandal.