M-140 project underway in Watervliet, South Haven

Reps. Griffin, LaSata: House is dedicated to making roads safe State Reps. Beth Griffin and Kim LaSata said repairs and resurfacing of nearly 10 miles of M-140 in Watervliet and South Haven will begin Monday.  This will make traveling on the highway safer for Michigan families. These projects demonstrate the priority placed by the Legislature…

Rep. Griffin hosts district office hours

State Rep. Beth Griffin today announced she plans to meet with residents of southwest Michigan during regularly scheduled local office hours at the end of the month. “I look forward to spending time with members of the community throughout the summer,” Griffin said.  “Local office hours are an excellent way for me to stay connected…

Governor signs Rep. Griffin’s mutilation ban bill into law

State Rep. Beth Griffin’s legislation to give victims of female genital mutilation the ability to receive significant civil damages was signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder today. Griffin’s bill is part of a bipartisan eight-bill legislative package that prohibits the mutilation procedure – performed on girls to remove or damage the external genitalia, as…

Rep. Griffin lauds career training, money for roads in state budget

State Rep. Beth Griffin today said House passage of the state budget for the upcoming fiscal year will help fill skilled-trades openings in the workforce, fill potholes, and fund other road and bridge repairs throughout the state. Griffin, of Mattawan, said one of her key priorities was increasing funding for career and technical skills instruction,…

Rep. Griffin bill, mutilation ban package advance to governor

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Beth Griffin, which would give victims of female genital mutilation the ability to receive significant civil damages, will advance to governor’s desk for review after today’s final House vote. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is any procedure performed on girls to remove or damage the external genitalia. Griffin’s bill is part…

Rep. Griffin bill to ban mutilation approved by Senate

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Beth Griffin was approved by the state Senate today, advancing one more step toward giving victims of female genital mutilation the ability to receive significant civil damages. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is any procedure performed on girls, which is intended to remove or damage the external genitalia. Specifically, Griffin’s bill…

Rep. Griffin’s business monitoring system bill gets House approval

A bill introduced by state Rep. Beth Griffin related to business monitoring systems passed the Michigan House of Representatives today. Permits for business monitoring systems would be exempted if a registered provider or licensed alarm system contractor performs the work and the system is less than 50 volts. The work could include installation or maintenance…

Rep. Griffin, House approve local recreational projects

Development, land acquisitions now go to Governor State Rep. Beth Griffin today voted in favor of Natural Resources Trust Fund projects involving recreational developments and land acquisition to highlight the natural beauty of Van Buren and Kalamazoo counties. Griffin, of Mattawan, said she is looking forward to the four projects planned in the communities she…

Rep. Griffin hosts district office hours

State Rep. Beth Griffin today announced she will meet with residents of southwest Michigan during regularly scheduled office hours at the end of the month. Griffin, of Mattawan, said she will provide a legislative update and listen to ideas and concerns people may have about state government. The office hours take place at the following…

House approves package of bills to protect minors from opioid addiction

Griffin: We need preventative, early education to combat opioids State Rep. Beth Griffin’s legislation to help protect minors from opioid addiction was approved today by the Michigan House of Representatives with a show of overwhelming, bipartisan support. Part of a six-bill package focused on combating the opioid drug epidemic, Griffin’s legislation requires the Prescription Drug…

Rep. Griffin bill, package to ban mutilations approved by House

Victims of female genital mutilation will have the ability to receive significant civil damages, should legislation sponsored by state Rep. Beth Griffin be signed into law. Griffin’s bill, part of an eight-bill and one-resolution bipartisan package, was overwhelming approved by the state House today to bring it one step closer to helping young victims. Female…

Committee advances bills to ban female genital mutilation

The House Law and Justice Committee approved bipartisan legislation today to prevent female genital mutilation in Michigan, a week after hearing testimony from state representatives on the package that includes seven bills and one resolution. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is any procedure performed on girls, starting at the age of 4, which is intended to…