Rep. Iden votes to end driver responsibility fees, forgive debt

Bills head to the governor for consideration   State Rep. Brandt Iden today voted for bipartisan legislation which will eliminate burdensome driver responsibility fees on Oct. 1 and forgives all outstanding debt. Iden, of Oshtemo Township, said hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents were impacted by the fees, which were contrived during the Granholm administration…

Rep. Lauwers votes to eliminate driver responsibility fees

Measures also allow path to new driver’s license   State Rep. Dan Lauwers today voted to eliminate the punitive driver responsibility fees on Oct. 1, forgive outstanding debt and provide a money-saving grace period for those seek to have driving privileges restored. Lauwers, of Brockway Township, said the bipartisan package of bills also allow people…

Rep. Maturen votes to end punitive driver responsibility fees

Legislation also forgives outstanding debt   State Rep. David Maturen today voted for a bipartisan legislative package to end driver responsibility fees on Oct. 1 and forgive all outstanding debt associated with the fees. Maturen, of Vicksburg, said he voted for the bills because too many families have been burdened with the senseless fees since…

Rep. Marino’s bill helps people with driver responsibility fees regain licenses

Bill package also forgives outstanding debt   The Michigan House today approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Steve Marino to eliminate driver responsibility fees and forgive outstanding debt on Oct. 1. Marino, of Harrison Township, said his measure enables individuals who successfully complete a DUI/sobriety court program to get their driving privileges restored. “I believe…

Rep. Miller votes to end driver responsibility fees

Measures forgive debt, reduce hardship on families   State Rep. Aaron Miller voted for legislation that will eliminate driver responsibility fees, forgive outstanding debt and give people a break when they seek to have driving privileges reinstated. Miller, of Sturgis, said the fees were initiated nearly 15 years ago by a previous administration that had…

Rep. Noble votes for bipartisan legislation to end driver responsibility fees

State Rep. Jeff Noble today voted to relieve the economic hardship of driver responsibility fees for Michigan families and forgive outstanding debt resulting from the fees. Noble, of Northville, said when the fees were enacted in 2003, a past administration did so under the guise of improving the driving skills of people who committed traffic…

Rep. Reilly: Punitive driver responsibility fees must end

Legislator says enactment in 2003 was quick budget fix   State Rep. John Reilly today voted for a legislative package to eliminate driver responsibility fees on Oct. 1, forgive outstanding debt related to the fees and waive a reinstatement fee for people trying to get back behind the wheel. Reilly, of Oakland County, said a…

Rep. Rendon votes for legislation to end driver responsibility fees

Legislator’s bill allows for alternative payment   State Rep. Daire Rendon today joined her House colleagues in approving legislation to eliminate driver responsibility fees and forgive outstanding debt. One of the bills was authored by Rep. Rendon that enables people to participate in workforce development programs in lieu of paying fees until they end on…

Rep. Sheppard calls for end to driver responsibility fees

Legislator says payments did not improve driving skills   State Rep. Jason Sheppard today joined a bipartisan majority of his colleagues in voting to end meaningless driver responsibility fees on Oct 1. Sheppard, of Temperance, said the fees have been a financial burden on more than 300,000 families since a previous administration enacted the assessment…

Rep. Victory applauds end to driver responsibility fees

Outstanding debt will be forgiven under legislation   State Rep. Roger Victory today hailed the House vote to end punitive driver responsibility fees on Oct. 1 and forgive all debt associated with them. Victory, of Hudsonville, said the fees were enacted by a previous administration to plug a hole in the budget caused by reckless…

Rep. Wentworth applauds end to driver responsibility fees

Lawmaker votes for repeal, debt forgiveness   State Rep. Jason Wentworth today voted in favor of a package of bills that brings an end to ineffective driver responsibility fees and forgives all outstanding debt associated with them. Wentworth, of Clare, said he voted to end the fees because they never accomplished – nor were they…

Rep. Whiteford applauds end to driver responsibility fees

Legislation also forgives outstanding debt   State Rep. Mary Whiteford today voted to end punitive driver responsibility fees on Oct. 1 and forgive outstanding debt associated with the fees. Whiteford, of Casco Township, said the fees were enacted in 2003 to fill a hole in the budget, and have posed a financial hardship for families…