Rep. Brann: Ending driver responsibility fees provides a fresh start, forgives debt

State Rep. Tommy Brann today voted for legislation to end the senseless driver responsibility fees and forgive outstanding debt. Brann, of Wyoming, said the fees have been in place since 2003 and resulted in the revocation of hundreds of thousands of driver’s licenses across Michigan. At the time of initial passage, supporters said the fees…

Rep. Canfield casts vote to eliminate punitive driver responsibility fees

State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O., today voted for legislation to eliminate driver responsibility fees. Canfield, of Sebewaing, voted on a legislative package that will bring an end to the senseless fees that were established by a previous administration 15 years ago and have caused hardships on Michigan families since then. “I am very pleased…

Rep. Cole votes to end driver responsibility fees on Oct. 1

All outstanding debt forgiven under plan   State Rep. Triston Cole today voted for bills that are part of a legislative package to eliminate driver responsibility fees and forgive outstanding debt by Oct. 1. Cole, of Mancelona, said the senseless fees were contrived by a previous administration that was desperate for money after irresponsible spending…

Rep. Graves: It’s time to end driver responsibility fees

Legislation ends collection Oct. 1, forgives debt   State Rep. Joseph Graves today voted for legislation to end punitive driver responsibility fees and forgive outstanding debt. Graves, of Argentine Township, said the fees became an economic hardship for hundreds of thousands of Michigan families, many of whom were forced to depend on public assistance after…

Rep. Griffin casts vote to end burdensome driver responsibility fees

Legislation opens door to restore driving privileges   State Rep. Beth Griffin today voted for legislation that will eliminate driver responsibility fees and open a path for people to get their driving privileges restored. Griffin, of Mattawan, said she applauds the legislative package that eliminates an ill-conceived fee that people charged with driving offenses were…

Rep. Hauck bill to end driver responsibility fees advances

Legislator’s measure include license restoration grace period   State Rep. Roger Hauck today voted on legislation that ends the senseless and punitive driver responsibility fees. Hauck, of Union Township, is sponsor of one of the bills that immediately forgives outstanding debt brought on by the fees. His bill also establishes grace period from enactment of…

Reps. Hauck, Glenn vote to end driver responsibility fees

Hauck’s measure include license restoration grace period   State Reps. Roger Hauck and Gary Glenn today voted on legislation that ends the senseless and punitive driver responsibility fees. Hauck, of Union Township, is sponsor of one of the bills that immediately forgives outstanding debt brought on by the fees. His bill also establishes grace period…

Rep. Hoitenga: It’s time to end driver responsibility fees

Bills forgive debt, offer path to driver’s license   State Rep. Michele Hoitenga today voted for legislation to end senseless driver responsibility fees that served no purpose other than keeping hundreds of thousands of families in dire financial straits. Hoitenga, of Manton, said a past administration enacted the fees 15 years ago when it needed…

Rep. Hornberger: Time has come to end driver responsibility fees

Legislation will forgive debt, put people back to work   State Rep. Pamela Hornberger today joined her colleagues in the House in voting for a package of bills that will eliminate driver responsibility fees by Oct. 1 and forgive outstanding debt. Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township, said she voted for the legislation because the fees only…

Rep. Howrylak votes to bring end to driver responsibility fees

Bills provide path to restored driving privileges   State Rep. Martin Howrylak today voted for sweeping bipartisan legislation to eliminate driver responsibility fees by Oct. 1, 2018 and forgive outstanding debt. Rep. Howrylak, of Troy, said he voted for the legislative package because driver responsibility fees do nothing to improve driving skills. The assessments only…

Rep. Hughes votes to bring an end to driver responsibility fees

Legislation also forgives outstanding debt   State Rep. Holly Hughes today voted to eliminate driver responsibility fees, forgive outstanding debt and give people a break as they seek to restore their driving privileges. Hughes, of Montague, said repeal of the fees will enable families that have been in dire financial straits because of the assessment…