Rep. Hughes talks about her resolution to oppose the “kayak tax” proposed by the Michigan State Waterways Commission to require all kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to be registered with the state.
House Health Policy Committee Chair Rep. Hank Vaupel, who co-chaired the House C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Access, Resources, Education and Safety) Task Force in 2017, says more than 40 of the recommendations made by C.A.R.E.S. have found their way into legislation, including providing better approaches to substance abuse and the corrections system.
Rep. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco Twp.; audio on testimony on legislation setting standards for invasive medical treatments
Rep. Whiteford talks about testifying in the House Law and Justice Committee Tuesday on her legislation to set standards for sensitive medical procedures while expanding record retention requirements to 15 years for such examinations in order to protect patients.
House Law and Justice Committee Chair Klint Kesto talks about the first day of committee hearings Tuesday on a bi-partisan package of reform legislation geared toward protecting minors and individuals who might be sexually abused in a professional setting.
Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; audio on Waterways Commission proposal on registering small watercaft
Rep. LaFave talks about a recent proposal by the Michigan State Waterways Commission that would require all kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to be registered with the state, saying the plan would subject such craft to new, and in his view, unnecessary, fees.
House Elections and Ethics Committee Chair Aaron Miller talks about Committee passage Thursday of Senate legislation that would modernize Michigan’s voter registration system by giving qualified voters the option to register online.
Rep. Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Twp.; audio on introduction of child and student protection legislation
House Law and Justice Committee Chair Rep. Klint Kesto talks about the introduction Wednesday of legislation designed to better protect young Michigan residents and students in the wake of the House inquiry into the Larry Nassar scandal at Michigan State University.
Rep. LaSata talks about the introduction Wednesday of a package of bipartisan legislation flowing out of the House inquiry into the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. The package includes enhanced penalties for aggravated distribution, production, and financing of child pornography, as well as new penalties for individuals who abuse their positions of authority to prohibit…
Rep. Whiteford talks about House passage Wednesday of her HB 4522, which allows a taxpayer to claim an additional exemption in the tax year in which the taxpayer has a certificate of stillbirth from the Department of Health and Human Services.
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. Albert talks about his new legislation, HB 5778, which establishes standards and criteria for the breeding large carnivores at Michigan’s public and private zoos. Rep. Albert says legislation from the early 2000’s effectively banned breeding, and he says it’s time the state updates it laws so the breeding of large carnivores is no longer…
Rep. Lower talks about his new legislation targeting the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in Michigan. The plan prohibits the importation of live deer, works to keep captive and wild deer seperate and establishes a fund targeting CWD that hunters can contribute to voluntarily.
Rep. Vaupel talks bout his work on new legislation to increase awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, saying FASD extracts a huge human cost and is entirely preventable.
Rep. Bizon says he’s hearing from constituents about using technology to improve the quality of Michigan roads, ranging from suggestions for heated roadways to the possibility of what he calls “smart roads.” Rep. Bizon says better quality roads need to be a priority.
Rep. Rendon talks about economic development in northern Michigan, saying the Michigan Economic Development Corporation is helping to foster growth in rural and northern portions of the state and noting the result is careers and opportunities that Michigan residents would have considered unlikely only a decade ago.
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.