Rep. Lyons introduces new legislation to protect taxpayers from frivolous recounts

State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons (R-Alto), chair of the House Committee on Elections, issued the following statement on legislation she introduced today, House Bill 6097, to protect the Michigan’s taxpayers from the costly burden of senseless recounts: “A candidate should have the right to request a recount, but bear the responsibility to pay for it,…

Bills improving patient access to medical marijuana head to governor

 Lyons, Callton legislation gets final OK from House Access to medical marijuana will be safe and simple for Michigan patients through a three-bill package that passed the House today to clarify and update the existing statutes. The legislation implements ideas developed at lengthy workgroup meetings that included patients, caregivers, law enforcement, health care providers and…

House passes Rep. Lyons’ resolution to declare June as Internet Safety Month

State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons (R-Alto) introduced a resolution to declare June as Internet Safety Awareness Month in the state of Michigan. “Internet Safety Month will provide Michigan residents with an opportunity to learn more about the potential dangers of the Internet and the importance of being safe and responsible online,” Rep. Lyons said. “I…

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Rep. Lyons’ bill prepares students through more graduation requirement flexibility

The Michigan House today approved legislation to allow more flexibility in the Michigan Merit Curriculum by allowing for expanded options in meeting high school graduation requirements, including that of a computer coding class.  “Michigan’s graduation requirements must meet the needs of our students, and every student is different,” said Rep. Lyons. “This bill has the…

Lyons’ domestic violence protection bill signed into law

Lyons: Legislation sends message to offenders that Michigan will not tolerate domestic violence and sexual assault The governor today signed legislation to help protect victims or potential victims of domestic violence by establishing clear and sensible child custody standards. House Bill 4481, introduced by Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons, allows a victim of sexual assault that…

Rep. Lyons’ bill prepares students through more graduation requirement flexibility

The House Workforce and Talent Development committee today heard testimony on a measure that would allow more flexibility in the Michigan Merit Curriculum by allowing for expanded options in meeting high school graduation requirements, including that of a computer coding class. State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons (R-Alto), sponsor of House Bill 5463, was joined by Michael…

Lyons’ domestic violence protection bill heads to governor

Lyons: Legislation sends message to offenders that Michigan will not tolerate domestic violence and sexual assault Legislation establishing clear and sensible protections for victims or potential victims of domestic violence has been sent to the governor for his signature. House Bill 4481, introduced by Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons would allow a victim of sexual assault…

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Rep. Lyons’ elections legislation protects taxpayers

Elections measure passes House with bipartisan support   The House today passed Rep. Lyons’ bill to prohibit those expelled or those who have resigned from legislative office from running in the special election called to replace them. The legislation clarifies that when an elected official resigns or is removed from office, that resignation or removal remains…

Rep. Lyons announces Natural Resources Trust Fund dollars for Kent County

The Michigan House today approved the allocation of $25.6 million from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) for 70 land acquisition and recreational development projects throughout the state. Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons, R-Alto, announced $945,000 will be awarded to Caledonia Lakeside Park for its Northshore Land Addition project in Caledonia Charter Township as part…

Lyons elections bill protects taxpayers

The House Elections Committee today heard testimony on a measure to prohibit those expelled or those who have resigned from legislative office from running in the special election called to replace them. House Bill 5407 clarifies that when an elected official resigns or is removed from office, that resignation or removal remains in effect for the…

House passes bill clarifying campaign finance law

Clear guidelines prevent misuse of taxpayer dollars, ensure fair and objective communication The House today approved legislation which clarifies current Michigan election law specifying what is and what is not allowed when communicating a ballot initiative. House Bill 5219, introduced by Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons as a follow-up to Senate Bill 571, (Public Act 269…

Rep. Lyons responds to preliminary injunction ruling

Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons, R-Alto, released the following statement in response to today’s court ruling which granted preliminary injunction only to Section 57 (3) of  Senate Bill 571, now known as Public Act 269 of 2015: “I am focused on my legislation to clarify the intent of Senate Bill 571 (PA 269 of 2015), which…

House committee approves education professional development standards

LANSING – Legislation to promote professional development for teachers and administrators was approved by the House Committee on Education today. “The best teachers are the ones that are prepared and have the best educational foundation, especially early in their careers,” said Rep. Ken Yonker, who co-sponsored House Bills 5156-5159. “We feel this updates the requirements…

Rep. Lyons: Moody’s assumptions on Senate Bill 571 are flawed

State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons, R-Alto, today released the following statement in response to a Moody’s Investment Services analysis which claims the campaign finance bill recently signed into law (SB 571) is a ‘credit negative’ for school districts: “Moody’s assumptions are flawed in that it assumes public entities cannot provide residents with any information on…