Rep. LaFave: Meaningful expungement reforms must include OWI offenses

State representative explains ‘no’ vote on legislation State Rep. Beau LaFave said he voted against an expungement reform plan in the Michigan House this week because the proposal excludes several types of people who deserve a second chance. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said he was excited when he first learned the plan was being introduced…

Rep. LaFave plan makes hunting possible for hunters with disabilities

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, this week offered testimony on a proposal that will allow hunters with physical disabilities a realistic option for hunting. House Bill 4332 would allow the Department of Natural Resources to issue permits allowing the use of pneumatic air bows during bow season. The air bow uses compressed air…

Rep. LaFave invites residents to October office hours

Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced his October office hours for residents of Dickinson, Menominee, and Delta counties. “I look forward to seeing everyone at my upcoming office hours,” Rep. LaFave said. “We have been doing a lot of good things in Lansing to benefit everyday Yoopers.” The office hours schedule is as follows:…

Rep. LaFave’s plan for updated accessibility icon keeps moving

State Rep. Beau LaFave’s 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, has been unanimously approved by the state House. The legislation requires any new placement or replacement of signs displaying the international symbol of access to utilize…

LaFave responds to court blocking governor’s flavored nicotine ban

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today issued the following statement after a judge granted Marc Slis’, the owner of 906 Vapor in Houghton, motion to temporarily block Gov. Whitmer’s flavored nicotine ban: “Us Yoopers are fighters. We will fight this unconstitutional, unilateral and unwise executive action with every fiber of our being. Today’s…

LaFave, House committee take up constitutional carry bills

The House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee, chaired by state Rep. Beau LaFave, today heard testimony on a bipartisan plan that would implement “constitutional carry” in Michigan. The legislation before the committee, House Bills 4770-4774, would let law-abiding citizens conceal carry in the same places they already can open carry without a permit. The…

LaFave plan would revive funding for county veteran service offices

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today introduced a plan to reverse damaging cuts made by the governor in a recent round of budget vetoes. LaFave’s measure, House Bill 5075, would restore $4 million to the County Veteran Service Fund to help connect veterans with the benefits they have earned through their military service….

LaFave backs record funding for Upper Peninsula students

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today voted in support of the Legislature’s school aid budget, which includes the largest ever investment for Michigan students in the state’s history. The budget provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools. Under the plan, per-pupil funding would increase for every student in Michigan by $120…

LaFave: Unwise unilateral executive action must be stopped

State Rep. Beau LaFave today introduced a new measure to eliminate the governor’s ability to ban e-cigarettes without consent of lawmakers. “I am getting frustrated with the governor’s double-speak,” LaFave said. “First she said she was going to ban flavored e-cigarettes immediately, then after intense public pressure, she decided her administration would take two months…

LaFave celebrates Second Amendment rights at annual capitol rally

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Beau LaFave proudly exercises his Second Amendment right on the House floor in solidarity with participants of the annual Second Amendment march this week at the state Capitol. The march shows support for the Second Amendment and allows citizens to meet with their legislators to discuss gun rights issues. At the…

Rep. LaFave invites residents to September office hours

            Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced his September office hours for residents of Dickinson, Menominee, and Delta counties. “Being accessible is an imperative part of my job,” Rep. LaFave said. “Over the past two and a half years, I have held numerous office hours and I look forward to holding many more.” The…