Rep. LaFave talks about his plan to allow Michigan residents to carry a firearm without a hunting license in an area frequented by wild animals, a move to better protect people and add uniformity to the state’s firearms laws. The measure is pending in the House Natural Resources Committee.
House Speaker-elect Lee Chatfield, R-Levering; audio on priorities for 2019-2020 session of the Michigan House
Speaker-elect Chatfield talks to the Capitol press Thursday evening about his priorities for the 100th session of the Michigan Legislature in 2019-2020, pointing to auto insurance reform, improved roads and government transparency as his three chief objectives.
Rep. Whiteford talks about her election Thursday as the Assistant House Majority Floor Leader for the 2019-2020 session of the Michigan House, saying the position presents an opportunity for leadership.
Looking ahead to firearms deer season in November, Rep. Cole encourages residents in his northern Michigan district and across the state to get young people involved in what he says is one of Michigan’s most important traditions.
Rep. LaFave talks about his HB 6299, which would prohibit local governments in Michigan from enacting ordinances placing limitations on signs based solely on their content. Rep. LaFave says the legislation codifies a U.S. Supreme court ruling.
Rep. Iden says Michigan’s improving economy means more money for rebuilding and repairing the state’s roads and bridges, and points to his own district in Kalamazoo County as an example as a community benefiting from upgraded streets and highways.
Rep. LaFave talks about his HB 6300, which clarifies state law on providing blue handicapped parking placards for disabled veterans. The LaFave plan would allow 100%-disabled veterans to apply for a permit simply by submitting their military documentation.
Rep. Vaupel talks about his HBs 6203 and 6204, that add health care professionals and medical volunteers to a group that already includes police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel mandating enhanced penalties if they are subjected to an assault. Rep. Vaupel reports that assaults on health care workers are on the increase nationally. The bills…
Rep. LaFave talks about his HB 6296, which waives county dog licensing fees for service dogs in Michigan. The measure is currently pending in the House Local Government Committee.
Rep. VanderWall, the Vice Chair of the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee, says his district in the northwestern lower peninsula, as well as the rest of the state, has great opportunities for outdoor recreation in the weeks ahead.
Rep. Bizon talks about House passage Thursday of his HB 5913, which amends the General Sales Tax Act to exempt from the state sales tax any purchases made by nonprofit veterans’ organizations. Rep. Bizon says while Michigan Department of Treasury policy currently exempts veterans’ organizations, the practice needs to be codified to avoid future disputes…
Rep. Cole says Wednesday’s announcement about the replacement of Enbridge Line Five with an underwater utility tunnel is good news for the environment and energy reliability, adding it offers the possibility of linking both peninsulas with electric transmission lines as well.
Rep. Brandt Iden, the Chair of the House Regulatory Reform Committee, talks about House passage Wednesday of a bi-partisan package of legislation that would make it more difficult for an individual applying for a state occupational license to have his or her application denied based on a determination that he or she lacks of “good moral…
Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo Twp.; audio on passage of Line Five legislation and water quality issues
Rep. Iden says House passage Wednesday of legislation establishing stronger pipeline safety standards in the Straits of Mackinac reflect a commitment to the quality and safety of water across the state.
Rep. Kelly talks about House passage Wednesday of his HB 4224, which would permit the resale of sports and entertainment tickets at prices other than their face value. Rep. Kelly has worked on the legislation during previous sessions and says Michigan is one of the few states that still prohibits that practice.
Rep. LaFave says the agreement announced on Wednesday for the construction of a utility tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac is good news for the Upper Peninsula, both from the standpoint of reliable energy and environmental protection.