House committee approves Rendon legislation awarding college credit for military education

Michigan community colleges are encouraged to review military veterans’ service transcripts for course credit eligibility based on their training education under legislation approved today by the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. State Rep. Bruce Rendon sponsored House Bill 5036 to help balance the practice across the state, so all community colleges ask potential students…

‘Hand of Michigan’ up for state poem

Rendon bill honors Millie “The Chisler” Miller’s work Michigan could have an official state poem penned by Millie Miller, a well-known West Branch artist and sculptor, who died in 1998. State Rep. Bruce Rendon today introduced House Bill 5821, following a suggestion from Miller’s niece, who showed him a copy of her “Hand of Michigan.”…

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated Sept. 15-Oct. 15

Rendon measure adds Michigan to 2014 national appreciation   Michigan joins the rest of the nation for a Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 celebration of the long and important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans in North America with today’s adoption of House Resolution No. 409, sponsored by state Rep. Bruce Rendon of Lake City….

Rendon proposes disability parking permits be available to eligible disabled veterans

All military veterans with a total or permanent total disability rating from the U.S. Veterans Administration would be eligible for a Michigan disability parking permit under legislation introduced today by Rep. Bruce Rendon. House Bill 5747 makes the qualifications for getting a disability parking permit the same as requirements for getting a Michigan disabled veteran…

National Guard tuition help now available

Michigan DMVA ready to accept applications for program Michigan National Guard members are now able to apply for tuition assistance via a new website from the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. State Rep. Bruce Rendon said the program is the result of the Michigan National Guard State Tuition Assistance Act, legislation he introduced…

Exemption weighed for electric boat motors

Rendon bill would update non-motorized registration requirement Anglers and other boaters opting to use a portable electric motor to navigate Michigan’s waterways could still qualify their vessels as non-motorized craft and remain exempt from the state’s registration requirements under legislation sponsored by state Rep. Bruce Rendon. “Portable, electric trolling motors are in just about the…

State grant to help fix 9 homes in Grayling

Crawford County will be able to rehabilitate nine homes in the city of Grayling with the help of a state grant, state Rep. Bruce Rendon announced today. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority grant is for $402,000. “This is great news for the homeowners who will have their houses fixed,” said Rendon, R-Lake City. “A…

Rep. Rendon announces 3 road projects

A bridge in Crawford County, business loop in Roscommon County and state highway in Ogemaw County will see improvements with the help of a second round of special state funding, Rep. Bruce Rendon announced this afternoon. “The Legislature and governor have been working on the road funding issue but people have been telling me they…

Governor signs Rendon bill to create Michigan National Guard tuition program

Active-service Michigan National Guard members can receive tuition assistance at in-state educational institutions under legislation signed into law today by Gov. Rick Snyder. State Rep. Bruce Rendon introduced House Bill 5451, now Public Act 259 of 2014, to assist students pursuing vocational or technical training, a certificate, associate degree, bachelor’s degree or master’s degree. “The…

New laws protect gun owner privacy

Rep. Rendon helps work on bills to prioritize public safety Gov. Rick Snyder this week signed legislation exempting firearms records from the Freedom of Information Act, an effort state Rep. Bruce Rendon helped co-sponsor to protect the privacy of firearms owners. “There have been instances in other states where gun ownership information has been used…

Bill to provide Michigan National Guard tuition help moves to the governor’s desk

Rendon legislation passed unanimously in the Senate The Michigan Senate has unanimously approved legislation to provide active-service Michigan National Guard members with tuition assistance at in-state educational institutions. The bill, which was approved unanimously in the House as well, now goes to the governor for his signature. House Bill 5451, introduced by state Rep. Bruce…

Rendon ORV helmet legislation heads to governor

Off-road vehicle operators and passengers riding on their own private property will no longer be required to wear a helmet under legislation on its way to the governor’s desk, announced state Rep. Bruce Rendon. House Bill 5191, sponsored by Rendon, exempts property owners, as well as family members and invited guests of the property owner…

House approves Michigan National Guard tuition help

Rendon bill for educational assistance program moves to Senate The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved legislation to provide active-service Michigan National Guard members up to $4,500 a year to help pay tuition fees at in-state educational institutions. House Bill 5451, introduced by state Rep. Bruce Rendon, allows students to pursue vocational or technical training, a…

Michigan National Guard tuition help proposed

Rep. Rendon introduces educational assistance program Active service Michigan National Guard members could receive up to $4,500 a year to help pay tuition fees at in-state educational institutions under legislation introduced today by state Rep. Bruce Rendon. House Bill 5451 allows students to pursue vocational or technical training, a certificate, or a first associate degree,…

3-bill package protects property rights

Franz, Rendon, MacMaster help citizens fight bureaucracy  Michigan’s state agriculture department will be required under new House legislation to comply with the state’s Property Rights Preservation Act, a law mandating the review of government agency actions prior to any potential “taking” of private property. Governments are allowed to secure or acquire access to private land…