Rep. Hank Vaupel actualities on House passage of pari-mutuel wagering reform

Rep. Vaupel talks about House passage Wednesday of his HB 4310, which allows people to use updated technologies for wagering on horse racing, further helping the state’s agricultural industry. The horse racing industry supports more than 12,000 jobs and contributes nearly $1 billion to Michigan’s economy each year. In addition, horse racing provides financial support…

Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on state response to teen vaping

House Health Policy Committee Chair Rep. Hank Vaupel says the state response to teen vaping, including a new law barring the sale of e-cigarettes to individuals under 21 and the ban announced Wednesday on the sale of flavored vape products, reflects the gravity of what is becoming a serious, statewide health problem.  

Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on raising awareness of behavioral health

House Health Policy Committee Chair Rep. Hank Vaupel points to two bills reported from his committee this year, HB 4042, which allows Michigan nurses to obtain a multi-state license, and HB 4156, which amends the State Employees’ Retirement Act to allow retired mental health professionals who retired prior to October 1, 2015 to provide services…

Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on health care worker assault legislation

House Health Policy Committee Chair Hank Vaupel talks about his House Bills 4327-28, which add health care professionals and medical volunteers to a protected group of workers that already includes police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel. Assaulting one of these protected professionals could result in a felony with enhanced penalties.  The legislation has just been…