LaFave to play pivotal role in reducing car insurance rates

U.P. lawmaker appointed to specific car insurance reform panel State Rep. Beau LaFave has been tapped to serve on a new committee specifically tasked with crafting a solution to lower car insurance rates for all Michigan drivers. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates will focus on car…

Rep. LaFave to play crucial role in policy decisions

Lawmaker assigned to six key committees, chairing one State Rep. Beau LaFave has been appointed to serve on six committees for the 2019-20 legislative term, providing a unique opportunity to help the residents of Delta, Dickinson and Menominee counties across a variety of important issues they face. LaFave is set to serve in two leadership…

Rep. LaFave puts his best foot forward to start 2019

Day One bill intros reflect lawmaker’s priorities for the 100th Legislature State Rep. Beau LaFave is off to a quick start on the first day of the 100th Michigan Legislature, introducing multiple plans addressing some of his top priorities for the next two years – including car insurance, “dark store” and concealed carry reforms. House…

Rep. LaFave’s new law helps assist people with disabilities

Measure allows the operation of a mobility device without a driver’s license State Rep. Beau LaFave’s plan to ensure people with disabilities can operate powered wheelchairs, electric scooters and similar devices without a driver’s license is now law. LaFave’s law allows people with disabilities to use assistance mobility devices freely in Michigan.  However, when operating…

Rep. LaFave: House approves plan supporting Upper Peninsula ski jumps, Northern Michigan University, recycling programs

Rep. Beau LaFave voted today to provide more financial support for local recycling programs, an Upper Peninsula ski jump, Northern Michigan University, rural broadband improvements and several other priorities. LaFave supported a measure that will allow the state to put $69 million into an environmental cleanup fund, about $15 million of which will go toward…

House gives final approval to Rep. LaFave’s plan improving school safety

The Michigan House today gave final legislative approval to a comprehensive plan improving safety in schools, including a measure from Rep. Beau LaFave. The bipartisan plan establishes a statewide commission and Office of School Safety to review and help upgrade building security, including the distribution of grants to schools. LaFave’s measure establishes reporting procedures for…

Rep. LaFave supports plan to make state departments more accountable

State Rep. Beau LaFave today said he fully supports a plan to require most state government departments to pay the court costs of those who prevail in court against a state department or agency. LaFave said the plan, sponsored by Sen. Tom Casperson and approved by the Michigan House last week, would encourage state departments…

Rep. LaFave: U.P. voters deserve voice in petition initiative process

Plan brings transparency, accountability to petition drives State Rep. Beau LaFave voted Wednesday night to support multiple pieces of legislation to improve the integrity of Michigan’s petition initiative process and empower voters through increased transparency. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said the bills, sponsored by both Democrats and Republicans, keep the grassroots lawmaking process in place…

LaFave: No to ‘triple tax’ on enjoying the great outdoors

State Rep. Beau LaFave opposed an attempt to charge more fees to ATV users and voted ‘no’ in the Michigan House Wednesday on a proposal to require a Recreation Passport for access to trailhead parking. “Adding fees to our trailheads is death by a thousand paper cuts for anyone who wants to enjoy pure Michgian,”…

Rep. LaFave votes to build utility pipeline, Canadian company foots the bill

A plan approved today with bipartisan support in the Michigan House protects the Great Lakes while providing crucial energy and creating jobs and opportunity in the Upper Peninsula, said state Rep. Beau LaFave. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said agreements with Enbridge Energy to build a multi-use utility tunnel will provide a safer alternative for transporting…

LaFave: New plan would repeal Michigan’s bottle deposit law

Ending deposit would boost community recycling programs State Rep. Beau LaFave has introduced legislation as part of a new plan to provide a much-needed boost to community recycling programs by ending Michigan’s 40-year-old bottle deposit law. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said although the “bottle bill” helped reduce litter in the 1980s and 90s, it’s now…

Rep. LaFave plan improves communities through residential rehabilitation

A proposal from state Rep. Beau LaFave offering communities across Michigan incentive to develop or rehabilitate properties was approved Tuesday in a vote by the House Commerce and Trade Committee. LaFave’s legislation, House Bill 6294, focuses on expanding access to the Neighborhood Enterprise Zone Program. “This act was designed to help blighted communities and blighted…

Rep. LaFave commends steps made toward new Soo Lock

In February 2017, state Rep. Beau LaFave co-sponsored a House Concurrent Resolution to urge the president and Congress to follow through on funding the construction of a second larger Soo Lock in Sault Ste. Marie to accommodate bigger ships transporting cargo along Michigan’s waterways. That call recently was heard as a funding authorization directing over…

Rep. LaFave: School safety grants headed to Upper Peninsula

State Rep. Beau LaFave this week welcomed the announcement of $25 million in grants to improve school building safety across Michigan — including money specifically for Upper Peninsula schools. “Absolutely nothing is more important than the safety and protection of our kids,” said LaFave, of Iron Mountain. “These grants will help schools take steps to…