Rep. Johnson announces December office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Monday, December 18, 2017 Allegan County Colonial Kitchen 1825 142nd Ave. in Dorr 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.   “Open and honest…

Johnson’s legislation to repeal ineffective state law gains House approval

The Michigan House of Representatives voted today to approve state Rep. Steve Johnson’s legislation repealing the Michigan Explosives Act, which is ineffective and inconsistent with federal law. Johnson, R-Wayland, said the Michigan State Police brought the issue to his attention out of concern that the outdated state law is creating confusion. “No one can legally…

Rep. Johnson casts vote to end driver responsibility fees

Legislator calls fees a huge government overreach   State Rep. Steven Johnson today voted for a bipartisan legislative package to end driver responsibility fees and forgive outstanding debt, ending what he called a huge government overreach that needed to be eliminated. Johnson, of Wayland, said a past administration conjured up the fee system to cover…

Legislation to repeal ineffective state law has committee hearing

State Rep. Steve Johnson this week testified before the House Judiciary Committee in support of legislation to repeal the outdated Michigan Explosives Act, which is ineffective and inconsistent with federal laws. “This issue was brought to my attention by the Michigan State Police,” said Johnson, R-Wayland. “It is critical that our state departments and agencies…

Rep. Johnson announces November office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Tuesday, November 21   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.   “Holding…

Bills would give legislature, not bureaucrats, direct say in vaccine requirements

State Reps. Steve Johnson and John Reilly today introduced legislation that would require new mandated vaccine guidelines to be approved by a vote of the state legislature. “As chair of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, I often see state departments proposing rules that attempt to go beyond the scope of what the legislature originally…

Rep. Johnson announces October office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Monday, October 23 Kent County Bob Evans 6565 Kalamazoo Ave. SE in Gaines Twp. 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Allegan County Leighton Twp. Hall 4451 12th St. in Wayland 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.   “I am…

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee takes testimony on Johnson bill

State Rep. Steve Johnson today testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of legislation to allow Michigan vehicle owners the option to renew their vehicle registration for up to two years. Currently, a vehicle can only be registered for 12 months, or slightly longer if a registration is renewed less than six…

Rep. Johnson memorializes fallen soldier during Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Steven Johnson today took part in the House of Representatives’ Sept. 11 Memorial Service, honoring a soldier from Grand Rapids who died in the line of duty. Johnson, of Wayland, read the name of U.S. Army Sgt. Terrence Hinton, who died May 14 in a military vehicle accident in Hawaii. “On the anniversary…

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 22 Kent County Tim Hortons 4417 Kalamazoo Ave. SE in Kentwood 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Allegan County Colonial Kitchen 1825 142nd Ave. in Dorr 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. “Open and honest communication with residents…

Rep. Johnson announces August office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Thursday, August 17 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. “I am committed to…

Rep. Johnson announces July office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Friday, July 14 Allegan County Colonial Kitchen 1825 142nd Ave. in Dorr 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. “Open and honest communication with…

Declaration of Independence op-ed

Each Fourth of July, we celebrate America’s Declaration of Independence as we commemorate the anniversary of our country’s founding. This spirit of independence is something we should cherish and must preserve for our children. Just as our government is not beholden or dependent on another government for its sovereignty, we as individuals should not rely…

Rep. Johnson introduces bill to exempt Michigan-made gas cans from federal regulation

State Rep. Steve Johnson introduced legislation today that would make gas cans manufactured and sold in Michigan exempt from federal regulations. Federal environmental regulations have resulted in self-venting gas can designs which often make pouring fuel a frustrating and exasperating task. Johnson’s bill simply states that gas cans manufactured and sold in Michigan would not…