Rep. Johnson spearheads plan to offer two-year vehicle registrations

State Rep. Steven Johnson today introduced a plan to help reduce wait times at Secretary of State offices by offering Michigan drivers the option to pay vehicle registration fees two years at a time. “We can better serve the people of Michigan by offering them option to renew their license plate tags on a multi-year…

Rep. Johnson announces November office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Friday, November 8th Allegan County Colonial Kitchen 1825 142nd Ave. in Dorr 8 – 9 a.m. Kent County Kentwood Branch Library 4950 Breton Rd. SE in Kentwood  noon – 1 p.m.   “Open and honest communication with…

Johnson plan protects those using flavored vaping products to quit smoking

State Rep. Steve Johnson, of Wayland, today testified in support of his plan exempting low nicotine level flavored vaping products from the governor’s flavored vaping ban. Under the governor’s ban, all retailers, vape re-sellers and distributors are prohibited from selling any flavored e-cigarette products besides the flavor of tobacco, regardless of nicotine levels. “It’s quite…

Johnson: Unused laws should be taken off the books

State Rep. Steve Johnson has introduced legislation that would repeal Michigan’s unused estate tax provision. Prior to 2002, Michigan’s estate tax was a pickup tax that piggybacked on the federal estate tax due to the availability of a federal credit for estate taxes paid at the state level. As a result, Michigan and 37 other…

Rep. Johnson announces October office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Thursday, October 10th Kent County Gaines Township Offices 8555 Kalamazoo Ave. in Gaines Twp. 6 – 7 p.m. Allegan County Big Boy 1180 W. Superior St. in Wayland  8 – 9 p.m. “Open and honest communication with residents…

Lawmaker moves to protect low nicotine-level flavored vaping products to help those trying to quit smoking

State Rep. Steve Johnson this week introduced legislation that would exempt low level nicotine-flavored vaping products from the governor’s flavored vaping ban. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has announced revised emergency rules banning flavored vaping products, and ordering all retailers to comply within 14 days. “Government bureaucrats should not make sweeping decisions…

Johnson bill would make legislator pay equal to average Michigan wage

State Rep. Steve Johnson introduced legislation today that would make state legislator salaries equal to the average salary of a worker in Michigan. “As we go through a tough budget season, it’s important for legislators to lead by example and be good public servants,” Johnson said. “Introducing this bill gives myself and my colleagues the…

Resolution encourages moose hunt on Isle Royale

State Rep. Steve Johnson recently introduced a resolution calling on the National Park Service to establish a moose tag lottery hunt on Isle Royale, in order to help control the island’s exploding population. Isle Royale is a remote island in Lake Superior that is home to a moose population that has grown from just 515…

Rep. Johnson announces September office hours

     State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours:   Friday, September 13 Allegan County Simply Celia’s 142 S Main St. in Wayland 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Kent County Bob Evans 6565 Kalamazoo Ave. SE in Gaines Twp. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  …

Rep. Johnson: Governor ‘hasn’t learned much’ on transportation-related issues

Lawmaker responds to latest policy push regarding illegal immigrants State Rep. Steven Johnson, of Wayland, today voiced his opposition to the governor’s latest radical policy push to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. Johnson said the governor’s new reckless stance on the issue is wrong for Michigan and not the only transportation idea she’s brought…

Rep. Johnson: Severe weather punctuates need to modernize energy infrastructure

With hundreds of thousands of households across Michigan left without power in the wake of severe storms, State Rep. Steven Johnson said circumstances like these emphasize the need to enable microgrid infrastructure in Michigan. Johnson introduced key legislation in May that would allow for the use of microgrids for critical facilities such as fire departments,…

Rep. Johnson announces August office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours:   Monday, August 5th Allegan County Colonial Kitchen 1825 142nd Ave. in Dorr 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Kent County Kentwood Branch Library 4950 Breton Rd. SE in Kentwood 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. “Open and honest communication…