Rep. LaFave approves minor e-cigarette ban, rejects overregulation

Although state Rep. Beau LaFave this week voted in favor of a plan to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and prevent individuals under 18 from possessing vaping products in Michigan, he voted against overregulating the industry. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said the number of teenagers who use e-cigarettes has increased dramatically over the…

Rep. LaFave sponsors Police Week resolution

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain sponsored House Resolution 0095 of 2019, declaring May 12-18, 2019 Police Appreciation Week in the state of Michigan. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls as National Police Week. Established by…

Escanaba Upper Elementary School wins Reading Month photo contest

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced today that Escanaba Upper Elementary School has won Delta Dental’s National Reading Month photo contest. The school is one of four in the state that will receive a $500 grant to purchase books for the school’s media center. Delta Denta’s photo contest promotes good oral health and…

Rep. LaFave announces Outstanding Educator Award recipients

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced today the 2018-2019 Outstanding Educator Award recipients. “I would like to congratulate all the nominees on their achievements.” LaFave said. “All of our educators are outstanding and we had many great submissions, making the decision difficult to pick only three. I am proud to announce the following…

Plan from U.P. legislators cuts red tape, allows for residents to enjoy greater personal freedom

Legislation sponsored by U.P. state Reps. Beau LaFave and Greg Markkanen protecting Michiganders’ private property rights from government overreach was advanced on Tuesday in bipartisan fashion by the House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee. The measure, House Bill 4331, allows individuals to transport uncased, loaded long-barreled firearms on private land using any kind of…

Rep. LaFave comments on Senate car insurance plan

State Rep. Beau LaFave, member of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates, today issued the following statement in response to the Michigan Senate approving no-fault car insurance reform: “I applaud the Senate for moving on a bill to solve Michigan’s car insurance nightmare, and was honored to be on the floor behind…

House panel hears LaFave plan protecting private property rights from government overreach

Lawmaker authors measure promoting greater personal freedom State Rep. Beau LaFave today testified before the House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee in support of his plan giving Michiganders greater personal freedom and protecting them from unreasonable prosecution. LaFave’s measure, House Bill 4331, would allow individuals to transport uncased, loaded long-barreled firearms on private land…

Rep. LaFave votes to ‘Raise the Age’ for juvenile justice in Michigan

Legislation ends policy requiring 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in court State Rep. Beau LaFave today voted to end the policy requiring all 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in Michigan’s criminal justice system. The plan was overwhelmingly approved by the Michigan House and now advances to the Senate for consideration. Michigan is one…

Rep. LaFave votes to protect Michigan drivers from speed traps

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, voted this week to protect Michigan drivers from unsafe driving conditions and unfair speed traps. LaFave voted against House Bill 4118, which would allow communities to go without speed limit signs on certain residential streets. The House approved the bill despite LaFave’s opposition. “Speed limit signage gives drivers,…

Rep. LaFave mobilizes plan for updated accessibility logo

State Rep. Beau LaFave has introduced a plan to update the accessibility icon used on signs and in parking lots and buildings in Michigan, better reflecting the lifestyles of people with disabilities. The legislation would require that any new placement or replacement of signs displaying the international symbol of access utilize the updated logo, which…

Rep. LaFave invites residents to April office hours

Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced his April office hours for residents of Dickinson, Menominee, and Delta counties. “Office hours provide a great opportunity to meet with people in the district and address their questions and concerns,” Rep. LaFave said. “Hearing from constituents is one of the best parts of my job.” The office…

LaFave: New veterans homes should include designated smoking areas

House approves resolution urging facility authority to include sections in plans The Michigan House this week approved state Rep. Beau LaFave’s call for the Michigan Veterans’ Facility Authority to include designated smoking areas in upcoming state veterans’ homes. In 2016, the Michigan Veterans’ Facility Authority was established and provided with $42 million in state funds…

Rep. LaFave introduces plan to award electoral votes by congressional district

Legislation would ensure U.P. is not ignored by presidential candidates State Rep. Beau LaFave has introduced a plan to end Michigan’s “winner-takes-all” approach to allocating electoral votes for presidential elections. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said apportioning electoral votes based on congressional district will ensure that rural areas of the state – especially the Upper Peninsula…