Rep. Chatfield’s bill to end flawed driver responsibility fees wins House approval

Legislator says debt forgiveness part of bipartisan measures   Legislation introduced by state Rep. Lee Chatfield to bring an end to driver responsibility fees today was approved by the Michigan House of Representatives. Chatfield, of Levering, is author of the lead bill in an eight-bill legislative package that ends collection of driver responsibility fees on…

Rep. Chatfield sponsors office hours

State Rep. Lee Chatfield invites residents of Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet and Mackinac counties to join him during local office hours for the months of November and December. “I made a commitment to remain accessible during my time in office,” Rep. Chatfield said. “I am proud my staff and I will have fulfilled that promise by…

Chatfield advances bills to end driver responsibility fees

Bipartisan package ends punitive, senseless penalties    State Rep. Lee Chatfield today voted in the House Michigan Competitiveness Committee to approve a bipartisan package of bills to eliminate driver responsibility fees by 2018 and forgive outstanding debt. Chatfield, of Levering, who chairs the committee, said driver responsibility fees were initiated by politicians in 2003 as…

Rep. Chatfield: Proactive local food tax ban helps families

Committee chair says measure has bipartisan support   State Rep. Lee Chatfield today joined his colleagues on the House Michigan Competitiveness Committee in voting for legislation that prohibits local governments from assessing a tax on the manufacture and sale of food and beverages. Chatfield, who chairs the committee, said the bill, a first of its…

Rep. Chatfield announces office hours

State Rep. Lee Chatfield invites residents of Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet and Mackinac counties to join him during local office hours for the months of September and October. “Local office hours is just one way I seek feedback from the people I was elected to serve,” Rep. Chatfield said. “My staff and I have held office…

Rep. Chatfield hosts first responder for Sept. 11 Memorial Service

State Rep. Lee Chatfield, of Levering, today was joined by Cheboygan County Sheriff Dale Clarmont for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past year. “It is important that we…