House approves Representative García bill to better protect students

The state House today unanimously approved legislation sponsored by state Representative Daniela R. García to maintain the safety of students in Michigan schools. García’s bill allows school resource officers (SROs) to continue their responsibilities to maintain a safe school campus and respond to violent incidents on school property, while not being restricted by the state’s…

García supports House passage of UIA reform legislation

State Representative Daniela García today supported bipartisan legislation fixing the Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). The bill package addresses the failures of the UIA based on the findings of a workgroup consisting of legislators and other stakeholders. “It was clear the current practices at the UIA were not working,” said García, of Holland. “These reforms will…

Representative García votes for end to driver responsibility fees

Legislation also will forgive outstanding debt   State Representative Daniela R. García today joined a bipartisan majority in the Michigan House of Representatives approving legislation to eliminate the driver responsibility fee and forgive outstanding debt tied to the fees. Representative García, of Holland, said she is proud to have a role in ending the ill-conceived…

Representative García invites local residents to November office hours

State Representative Daniela R. García invites residents of Ottawa County to her regularly scheduled office hours on Monday, Nov. 6. “Being accessible to Ottawa County residents is a top priority for me,” García said.  “Talking to people in the community and answering any questions they have about their state government is one of the most…

Rep. García welcomes ‘Junior Representative’ to State Capitol

State Representative Daniela R. García today welcomed Zeeland homeschool student Tyler Scholtens to serve as ‘Representative for a Day,’ and to shadow her in Lansing. Tyler became eligible for the special visit based on his participation in Representative García’s summer reading contest. The contest invited students to track the books they read during the summer…

Representative García bill to protect students, officers in school gains committee approval

Legislation sponsored by state Representative Daniela R. García, which maintain the safety of students in Michigan schools, was unanimously approved today by the House Education Reform Committee. García’s legislation ensures school resource officers (SROs) can quickly respond and resolve violent incidents in schools, without the restrictions implemented in the state’s restraint and seclusion legislation signed…

House panel hears Representative García bill to protect students, officers in school

State Representative Daniela R. García, of Holland, testified before the House Education Reform Committee today on legislation to help ensure the safety of all students and limit response time for school resource officers called to respond to school incidents. García’s legislation addresses a loophole in restraint and seclusion legislation signed into law in 2016, which…