Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on mental health reforms

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. 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.