Rep. Wozniak: MCCA rate reduction result of car insurance reforms

All drivers to see significant, guaranteed savings State Rep. Doug Wozniak, of Shelby Township, today said the fee reduction announced by the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association is a positive indication Macomb County drivers will save significant money through the state’s recent car insurance reforms. The MCCA announced it will charge a $100 per vehicle assessment…

Rep. Wozniak supports plan to better serve children in foster care

State Rep. Doug Wozniak, who serves on the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee, has voted in support of legislation ensuring children in foster care are placed in the best environments possible. Senate Bills 466-469 and 539 would make reforms to Michigan’s foster care system to implement changes required by the federal Family First Prevention…

Rep. Wozniak’s juvenile justice reform plan becomes law

New law allows 17-year-olds to be sent through juvenile court system The policy requiring all 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in Michigan courts will soon end after a plan sponsored by state Rep. Doug Wozniak was recently signed into law. Michigan is one of just four states still requiring all 17-year-olds to be prosecuted…

House approves Wozniak’s plan to support assaulted health care workers

The Michigan House of Representatives has approved a plan sponsored by state Rep. Douglas Wozniak to help employees in Michigan’s health care sector recover from traumatic events in the workplace. “My wife is a nurse and my daughter is a pediatrician, so I understand the stress that health care workers face on and off duty….

Macomb County legislators supportive of changes to State Administrative Board powers

“Good government” practice protects voices of Michigan residents State Reps. Diana Farrington, of Utica, and Douglas Wozniak, of Shelby Township, today backed a new common-sense framework related to the state budget – preserving some State Administrative Board powers while preventing future gubernatorial abuse of the system. The plan relates to a board recently used by…

Rep. Wozniak, committee approve bipartisan expungement plan

State Rep. Doug Wozniak and the House Judiciary Committee today voted overwhelmingly to approve a plan to expand Michigan’s expungement laws and give hundreds of thousands of residents with old, low-level criminal convictions a new opportunity to start fresh. Wozniak, a member of the committee, said the innovative proposal would make Michigan a leader in…

Wozniak bill ensures families seeking adoption have the legal support they need

State Rep. Doug Wozniak has introduced a bill to correct an unintentional result of 2017 legislation preventing attorneys from legally serving people in adoption court hearings. In 2017, legislation was passed to prevent underground adoptions without court supervision. Wozniak said that through unintentional oversight, the Legislature failed to include language to protect attorneys who regularly…

Rep. Wozniak honors summer reading contest winner on House floor

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Doug Wozniak honored Nathan Fenoseff (left) on the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives. Nathan, a fifth-grader from Shelby Township, won a contest encouraging students from Shelby, Washington, and Bruce Townships to read as many books as they could over the summer. Fenesoff was joined by his brother Jacob and…

Rep. Wozniak’s ‘Raise the Age’ plan advances to governor’s desk

State Rep. Doug Wozniak’s plan to end the policy requiring all 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in Michigan’s criminal justice system is on its way to the governor’s desk. Wozniak said Michigan is one of just four states still requiring all 17-year-olds to be prosecuted as adults – even those who commit the most…

Rep. Wozniak announces Michigan Department of Health and Human Services grant to local disability network

State Rep. Doug Wozniak announced today the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services awarded a grant to the Troy-based Disability Network Oakland & Macomb. The program, funded by the MDHHS’s Prevent Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse, Exploitation, Neglect Today (PREVNT) initiative, is intended to prevent abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elders and other vulnerable…

Rep. Wozniak nominated to serve on key state council

State Rep. Doug Wozniak of Shelby Township was recently nominated to serve on the Michigan State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision. The council is tasked with selecting one member of the Legislature nominated by the Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader to join the five-person board. “I am honored to have been…

Wozniak’s plan supporting assaulted health care workers approved by committee

The House Health Policy Committee has approved a plan sponsored by state Rep. Douglas Wozniak, of Shelby Township, to help employees in Michigan’s health care sector recover from traumatic events in the workplace. “Hospital workers throughout Michigan have been experiencing increasing incidents of violence and harassment,” Wozniak said. “And it’s starting to take a serious…

Rep. Wozniak announces Michigan Strategic Fund grant for village of Romeo

State Rep. Doug Wozniak announced today the Michigan Strategic Fund, an arm of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, approved a grant supporting a project in the village of Romeo. The Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant will total $450,000 and support the relocation of an Arlington Automotive facility from Illinois to Romeo. Arlington Automotive is…

Rep. Wozniak: Governor’s budget vetoes hurt Macomb County families

State Rep. Doug Wozniak, of Shelby Township, today expressed his disappointment with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s vetoes on particular items within the state budget recently approved by the Michigan Legislature for the 2019-20 fiscal year. The governor this week turned down millions in funding for essential services across the state, including money toward supporting the state’s…