Rep. Tom Barrett, R-Eaton County; audio on legislation on lasers and aircraft

Rep. Barrett, who currently serves in the Michigan Army National Guard as a helicopter pilot, talks about testimony in the House Law and Justice Committee Tuesday on a two-bill package that will prohibit an individual from pointing a laser directly at, or in the path of, an aircraft.  Rep. Barrett says higher-capability lasers are posing…

Rep. Tom Barrett, R-Potterville; audio on legislative package defining “veteran”

Rep. Barrett, the Chair of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, talks about how the Committee will begin work Thursday on a 17-bill package that will provide a uniform definition to the term “veteran.”  The definition currently varies from code to code in Michigan and sometimes differs from the Federal definition.  Rep. Barrett, a…