Rep. Howrylak addresses bill swap, ‘no’ vote on tax policy measure

Rep. Martin Howrylak today voted against a bill that reduces the portion of the state income tax that goes to public schools after the Legislature abandoned the original intent of legislation he had introduced. Howrylak introduced House Bill 4991 in 2017. The bill – as introduced and as approved by the House in May 2018…

Rep. Howrylak’s plan to help people with restricted mobility signed into law

State Rep. Martin Howrylak’s plan to help people with physical challenges travel on Michigan sidewalks with power-driven mobility devices has been signed into law. Howrylak’s bill clarifies the definition of a pedestrian and motor vehicle. Pedestrians include people with restricted mobility who use a mobility device. It clarifies that such mobility devices are not motor…

Rep. Howrylak votes to protect integrity of the initiative process

State Representative Martin Howrylak issued the following statement on the passage of Senate Bills 1171 and 1175. “I voted against both of these bills because they violate the spirit of the constitutionally defined citizens’ initiative process. They circumvent the voters and defy logic. It was earlier this year that the Michigan Legislature adopted the paid…

Rep. Howrylak to host consumer education event on Dec. 14

State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy is partnering with the Michigan attorney general’s office to host a consumer education event on Friday, Dec. 14.  This month’s presentation will feature information on investment fraud and how to identify potential scams. “Providing a learning opportunity for citizens of all ages is important when it comes to recognizing…

Residents can meet with Rep. Howrylak on Dec. 17

State Rep. Martin Howrylak will host his monthly office hours on Monday, Dec. 17 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Blair Memorial Library, 416 N. Main St. in Clawson. “I am committed to making state government accessible and accountable to the people,” Rep. Howrylak said. “Local residents interested in discussing legislative matters or have…

Rep. Howrylak applauds committee passage of ‘Raise the Age’ proposal

Bipartisan bills will treat 17-year-olds as minors for most criminal offenses  A plan to change the age at which individuals are considered adults for the purposes of prosecuting and adjudicating criminal offenses – and the funding mechanism to support the change – recently was approved by the House Law and Justice Committee. The legislation voted…

Rep. Howrylak announces local office hours

State Rep. Martin Howrylak invites residents to attend his upcoming local office hours in Clawson and Troy. “I value the opportunity to meet residents and discuss matters of state government,” Rep. Howrylak said. “I look forward to spending time with friends and neighbors at my upcoming office hours and discussing issues most important to our…

Rep. Howrylak to host consumer education event on Oct. 19

State Rep. Martin Howrylak, of Troy, is partnering with the Michigan attorney general’s office to host a consumer education event open to the public this month. The event starts at 11 a.m. Oct. 19 at the Hunter Community Center, located at 509 Fisher Ct. in Clawson. The presentation will highlight how to navigate the home…

Rep. Howrylak announces October in-district office hours

State Rep. Martin Howrylak, of Troy, invites residents to join him for local office hours during the month of October. Office hours will take place at the following times and locations: Saturday, Oct. 20, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Troy Library, 510 W Big Beaver Rd. in Troy; and Monday, Oct. 22, from…

Rep. Howrylak presents resident with Columbus Day Honoree award

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Martin Howrylak, of Troy, (right) Thursday presented Pino Marelli, of Troy, with a special tribute recognizing him as the recipient of The Ramo Salerno Columbus Day 2018 Honoree award. The award is given to those who have had success enriching the Italian American community in Michigan. Marelli began his own music,…

Rep. Howrylak calls for annual Ukrainian Holodomor Memorial Day in Michigan

State Rep. Martin Howrylak recently introduced legislation (HB 6416) to declare November 25th of each year as the Michigan day of remembrance of the Holodomor. Furthermore, the proposed legislation would mark the period beginning on the Sunday before that day through the following Sunday as days of remembrance in Michigan in memory of the victims…

Rep. Howrylak protects crime victims with trauma recovery plan

State Rep. Martin Howrylak this week introduced a landmark proposal that will create Trauma Recovery Centers – specifically designed to help crime victims – throughout Michigan. Often, crime victims must deal with long-term effects that can impact their ability to recover if left unaddressed. This can lead to further financial and mental health problems. “The…

Rep. Howrylak grants flexibility with ‘Raise the Age’ funding mechanism

In concert with the multi-bill ‘Raise the Age’ proposal currently under consideration in the House Law and Justice Committee, state Rep. Martin Howrylak has introduced a plan to handle funding changes that will result from possible changes in law. The ‘Raise the Age’ legislative package currently includes 20 bills from representatives on both sides of…

Rep. Howrylak testifies in favor of ‘Raise the Age’ proposal

State Rep. Martin Howrylak offered his support today for a plan that would raise the age of legal adulthood within the court system, establishing 17-year-olds as minors in most circumstances. Michigan is one of only four states that treat 17-year-olds as adults in prosecution. Removing youth from the adult criminal justice system and punishing and…