Rep. Bellino’s credit freeze bill signed into law

State Rep. Joseph Bellino’s plan to better protect Michigan residents from fraud by providing free credit freezes has been signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. Â When a security freeze is placed on a credit report through a consumer credit-reporting agency, those looking to engage in fraud are unable to open a credit card,…

Bellino votes to ramp up local veteran services

House passes bill providing counties grants for veteran services            State Rep. Joe Bellino today joined the Michigan House of Representatives in approving legislation encouraging Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program.             Under the legislation Bellino is helping sponsor, each county with a veteran service office that satisfies…

Bellino hosts committee hearing on electric vehicles

Legislator says charging system must be in place for widespread use   State Rep. Joe Bellino today was joined at the House Energy Policy Committee by experts in electric vehicles and utilities to open discussion on the future of electric vehicles in Michigan. Bellino, of Monroe, said the demand for electric vehicles (EV) will climb…

Rep. Bellino announces March office hours

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe has set his local office hours for Monday, March 26, giving residents of Monroe and Wayne counties the opportunity to ask questions or share their thoughts. “Each time I hold office hours, I am impressed by the questions, ideas, and feedback from members of our community,” Rep. Bellino said….

Rep. Bellino votes for bill supporting military veterans

Measure also applies to fraternal organizations   State Rep. Joe Bellino today voted for legislation allowing members of national veterans organizations and fraternal groups to buy alcohol in any affiliated out-of-town club. Bellino, of Monroe, was a co-sponsor of the bill, which was introduced in a wave of complaints by club members who said a…

Rep. Bellino’s bill ending driver responsibility fees signed into law

Measure eliminates fees as of Oct. 1   Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation authored by state Rep. Joe Bellino that brings punitive driver responsibility fees to an end on Oct. 1. Bellino, of Monroe, introduced the measure, which was passed by the Legislature last month as part of a multi-bill package to end the…

Rep. Bellino holds roundtable discussion with local law enforcement

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe participated in a roundtable discussion on Friday, Feb. 23 to seek input from local officials on how state government can better assist law enforcement agencies when it comes to fighting the opioid epidemic. “There is no doubt in my mind that the opioid epidemic is one of the most…

House approves Bellino bill creating accountability for process servers

State Rep. Joe Bellino’s legislation cracking down on corrupt process servers was approved today in the Michigan House with overwhelming support. Bellino, of Monroe, said ensuring that people are given proper notice of court proceedings is fundamental to their due process rights. “Our judicial system relies on process servers to do their jobs honestly and…

Bellino: State House votes to boost road repairs without higher taxes

Plan includes funding for Monroe, southern Wayne County region Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe today voted in favor of a plan to invest an additional $175 million into road repairs across Michigan as soon as possible. “People want their roads paved and potholes filled – and they want it done now,” Bellino said. “This rough…

Bellino supports income tax cuts as plan sails through Michigan Legislature

Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe continues his efforts to cut taxes for Michigan families, supporting a plan that advanced through the state Legislature this week. The bills preserve and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on state income taxes, potentially saving families hundreds of dollars overall. “This is a two-part reform, and…

House OKs bills to end senseless driver responsibility fees

Legislator sponsored bill that repeals law Oct. 1   State Rep. Joe Bellino today voted for legislation to end driver responsibility fees on Oct. 1 and forgive outstanding debt. Bellino, of Monroe, introduced the bill to end fees, which are assessed in addition to fines and court costs. “These fees did nothing but put families…

Rep. Bellino announces local office hours

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe will host office hours on Saturday, Feb. 24 to meet with residents of Monroe and Wayne counties. “Hosting office hours helps me remain focused on the issues that matter most to the people in our community,” Rep. Bellino said. “Talking to my neighbors and listening to their concerns about…

Rep. Bellino supports bills to improve student protection

Legislation is in response to Nassar scandal at MSU State Rep. Joe Bellino, of Monroe, today pledged his support for legislation to better protect victims involved in criminal sexual conduct-based offenses, in response to the recent scandal at Michigan State University. “There were more than 200 girls and young women in the Larry Nassar case…

Bellino: Michigan must expand veteran services at the local level

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe today cosponsored legislation encouraging Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program. Under the measure, each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements would receive $25,000, plus an additional amount based on the number of veterans in the county. To…

Southeast Michigan lawmakers unveil new plan to fix state’s auto insurance system

State Reps. Jason Sheppard of Temperance, Joe Bellino of Monroe and Bronna Kahle of Adrian today unveiled legislation repealing Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system to bring significant relief to drivers paying the nation’s most expensive insurance premiums. The legislation continues benefits for everyone already receiving lifetime health care after a catastrophic traffic accident. The eight-bill…