Rep. Jacobsen’s speed limits legislation heads to governor

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved state Rep. Brad Jacobsen’s school safety, gravel road and speed limit bill-package through a concurrence vote from the Senate. Rep. Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, sponsored House Bills 4423 and 4424, which raise speed limits from 70 to 75 mph on 600 miles of interstate and from 55 to 65…

House approves self-driving vehicle legislation

Reps. Jacobsen and Iden key advocates for autonomous vehicle technology The Michigan House of Representatives approved legislation today authorizing the operation of autonomous vehicles on Michigan public roads. House Communications and Technology Committee Chair Rep. Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, and Vice-Chair Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo, heard testimony on Senate Bills 995-998 in Lansing earlier this fall…

Rep. Jacobsen, Gov. Snyder tour American Center for Mobility site

House Communications and Technology Chair Rep. Bradford Jacobsen, R-Oxford, toured the American Center for Mobility (ACM) site on Wednesday at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti. The purpose of the site tour was to provide an overview and presentation by the ACM Chief Executive Officer John Maddox to the governor and key lawmakers. The presentation outlined…

Reps. Jacobsen and Iden hear testimony on the future of autonomous vehicles

Lawmakers support self-driving cars on Michigan roads House Communications and Technology Committee Chair Rep. Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, and Vice-Chair Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo, today heard testimony in Lansing regarding Senate bills authorizing the implementation of autonomous vehicle technology on Michigan roadways. Senate Bills 995-998 will allow autonomous vehicles, “on-demand automated vehicle networks,” and “platoons” to be…

Rep. Jacobsen encourages local residents to cast a line during Free Fishing Weekend

State Rep. Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, announced today that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) is sponsoring a free weekend of fishing this Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12. “This free weekend of fishing provides an experience that families and friends can share together at no cost out of pocket,” Rep. Jacobsen said. “It encourages…

Rep. Jacobsen’s bipartisan speed limit legislation clears House

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved legislation to improve the safety standards for Michigan drivers. State Rep. Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, the primary sponsor of the bill package, issued the following statement: “This is a great day for everyone who has helped contribute to the approval of this bill package. My colleagues and I have…

Rep. Jacobsen fights back against false tax increase rumors

State Rep. Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, today criticized the Michigan Insurance Coalition for falsely claiming that he supports a tax increase on Michigan motorists. Rep. Jacobsen is among a group of lawmakers who have been the target of a Facebook advertising scheme paid for by the insurance industry. While the advertisements imply that Rep. Jacobsen and…

Safety first, speed limits second

Guest Column by State Representative Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford With the recent passage of the speed limits bill package out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee there have been some questions surrounding this legislation. First and foremost, I want to make it abundantly clear that my intention has always been securing the safety of our…

Jacobsen’s speed limit package clears transportation committee

The Michigan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today passed legislation that will create greater efficiency and safer roads by making common-sense adjustments to our state laws. “I’ve worked on this bi-partisan speed limits reform for over two years now and I’m very pleased with the great progress we’ve made. We did not cut any corners…

Rep. Jacobsen issues statement on Flint water restoration

State Representative Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, issued the following statement on the efforts of Gov. Rick Snyder and his administration to restore fresh drinking water to the residents of Flint: “The Flint water emergency is an incredibly unfortunate event and a very serious problem. However, I am proud to stand alongside my colleagues as we continue…

Rep. Jacobsen comments on Lake Orion High School threats and district closure

State Representative Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, issued the following statement regarding the online threats to Lake Orion High School that resulted in the closure of the entire district today: “While the entire situation is not fully understood at this time, I am confident that Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard and his Oakland County Sheriff’s Department will…