Rep. Johnson: Legislature looks to score second victory for Michigan drivers with roads

The 100th Michigan Legislature scored a big victory for Michigan drivers recently, approving a long-overdue car insurance overhaul to fix the state’s much-maligned no-fault system and deliver drivers guaranteed cost-savings. The bipartisan plan we approved was the product of months of research, input from thousands of drivers and their families and the willingness of Democrats…

Johnson bill would end discrimination against foster parents

State Rep. Steve Johnson today introduced a bipartisan plan that would prevent the state from discriminating against foster parents who do not vaccinate their own biological children. “There is a well-documented foster home shortage in Michigan,” said Johnson, of Wayland. “The number of foster children is greater than there are homes available for placement, and…

Rep. Johnson announces June office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Friday, June 14 Allegan County Big Boy 1180 W. Superior St. in Wayland 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Kent County Kentwood Branch Library 4950 Breton Road SE in Kentwood 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. “Open and honest communication with…

Johnson bill would give utility customers control of their own data

Today, State Rep. Steve Johnson introduced legislation to ensure Michigan utility customers co-own and control their personal energy usage data. “Technology is rapidly developing and shows no signs of slowing down,” said Johnson, R-Wayland. “As viable energy alternatives grow, so does the need for individual control of personal information and data.” Johnson’s bill simply states…

Rep. Johnson announces May office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Friday, May 17, 2019 Allegan County Colonial Kitchen 1825 142nd Ave. in Door 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Kent County Chick-fil-A 1545 Edgeknoll Drive in Gaines Twp. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. “Open and honest communication with residents is…

Rep. Johnson welcomes local students to Lansing

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Steve Johnson of Wayland welcomed a group of students from East Kentwood High School to Lansing on Tuesday. The representative discussed current issues facing the state and provided an inside look at state government.

House approves bipartisan legislation to end birth certificate discrimination

Today, bipartisan legislation ensuring individuals are charged the same amount to receive a copy of their birth records regardless of the marital status of their parents was passed with unanimous bipartisan support by the Michigan House of Representatives. Currently, anyone who was born before October 1, 1978 to unmarried parents does not have their birth…

Rep. Johnson introduces legislation to promote energy resilience, enable microgrids

Representative Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) today introduced legislation to promote energy resilience by allowing the use of microgrids, which enable energy users with renewable energy systems to disconnect from the main electric grid during outages and continue powering their facilities. Currently, energy customers that generate renewable energy and connect to the grid are not able to…

Rep. Johnson reads to local students

State Rep. Steve Johnson celebrated March is Reading Month by reading to 1,187 students at 11 local schools. “It is important for young people to acquire an early appreciation for reading,” Rep. Johnson said. “It is a critical part of educational development and will impact the rest of their lives. I was thankful for the…

Rep. Johnson announces April office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Friday, April 26, 2019 Allegan County Simply Celia’s 142 S. Main St. in Wayland 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Kent County Russ’ 6444 Division Ave. S in Gaines 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. “Open and honest communication with residents…

Michigan schools could choose to start before Labor Day under Johnson bill

State Rep. Steve Johnson has introduced legislation to leave school start dates up to local school boards. Currently, Michigan has a mandated post-Labor Day start date for publicly funded schools. Rep. Johnson’s bill would repeal this requirement, allowing parents and local school boards to determine their start date rather than being forced to wait until…

Bill ending birth certificate discrimination passes committee

Bipartisan legislation would end birth certificate discrimination Yesterday, bipartisan legislation ensuring individuals are charged the same amount to receive a copy of their birth records regardless of the marital status of their parents passed out of the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee. Currently, anyone who was born before October 1, 1978 to unmarried parents…