Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: January 20, 2019

I am honored to have been appointed by House Speaker Lee Chatfield to continue serving as chair of the House Health Policy Committee for the next two years. Last year, we made great progress both in awareness and action on mental health issues through the C.A.R.E.S. Task Force. The committee also worked to improve access…

Livingston County legislators support petition to suspend Brennan without pay

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Lana Theis, Rep. Hank Vaupel and Rep. Ann Bollin lent support on Wednesday to a petition filed with the state Supreme Court by the Joint Tenure Commission requesting Judge Theresa Brennan be suspended without pay. “I strongly support the JTC’s petition to suspend Theresa Brennan from the bench without pay….

Rep. Vaupel again appointed chair of House Health Policy Committee

Legislator names mental health, opioids, rising costs as top priorities State Rep. Hank Vaupel, of Fowlerville, has been appointed by House Speaker Lee Chatfield to serve as chair of the House Health Policy Committee for a second time. Vaupel, who is now in his third and final term as state representative, previously held the position…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: January 13, 2019

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives held its opening ceremonies, which included my colleagues and I being ceremoniously sworn into office on the House floor. Michigan State Supreme Court Justice Mary McCormack administered the oath for my third and final term as your state representative, and it was an honor to have Steve and Dawn…

Rep. Vaupel ceremoniously sworn into office

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville was ceremoniously sworn into his third term of office on Wednesday by Michigan State Supreme Court Justice Mary McCormack. He was joined in the House chambers by Fowlerville News and Views owners Steve and Dawn Horton. Rep. Vaupel represents the 47th District, which includes the village of…

Rep. Vaupel posts perfect voting record

State Rep. Hank Vaupel finished his second term in the state House of Representatives with a perfect voting record, taking part in all 1,554 roll call votes during the 2017-2018 session. “The people of Livingston County elected me to be their voice in Lansing,” Rep. Vaupel said. “I take that responsibility very seriously and believe…

Vaupel’s mental health bill signed into law

Results from CARES task force, along with other bills now signed into law State Rep. Hank Vaupel’s plan to improve Michigan’s Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Law is now state law. AOT has come to be known as Kevin’s Law, named for University of Michigan graduate student, Kevin Heisinger, who was tragically attacked and murdered by…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: January 6, 2019

On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of attending the Fowlerville Rotary Club meeting and presenting Ed Prevo a state tribute for his many years playing Santa Claus during Christmas in the Ville. Ed brought much joy to residents and visitors through his involvement in the celebration, and now that he is retiring from the role,…