Michigan House approves Rep. Cole’s ‘right to carry’ legislation

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Triston Cole to give legal gun-owning citizens back their fundamental right to bear arms without a government-issued permit. Cole’s legislation, House Bill 4419, is part of a four-bill package that removes the penalties for carrying a concealed handgun without first obtaining a concealed…

Rep. Cole bill simplifies process for overweight vehicle transport permits

State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona testified Tuesday in the Michigan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of his bill to allow applicants to obtain an annual oversized vehicle transport permit.  “Traditionally the driver would have to permit the trailer and every piece of equipment individually that it hauls each time it travels,” said…

Rep. Triston Cole holds local office hours

State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona will host local office hours for the month of June. Office hours give residents the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the representative and discuss any questions, concerns, or input regarding state government. The representative will be available at the following times and locations: Monday, June 26 Elk Rapids: 10:30…

House panel advances Rep. Cole’s ‘right to carry’ legislation

State Rep. Triston Cole’s legislation enabling law-abiding citizens to carry concealed pistols without obtaining a government-issued permit was approved today by the House Judiciary Committee. Cole’s legislation, House Bill 4419, is part of a four-bill package that gives people back their fundamental right to bear arms and ensures that law-abiding citizens do not have additional…

Rep. Cole discusses changes announced for 2017 Mackinac Bridge Walk

State Rep. Triston Cole today applauded the decision to close the Mackinac Bridge to most vehicle traffic during the 2017 Annual Bridge Walk on Labor Day. The Michigan State Police, U.S Department of Homeland Security and Mackinac Bridge Authority recommended the decision. “The Mackinac Bridge Authority Board members considered a very tough decision when they…

Rep. Cole discusses the importance of Michigan airports

State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona today welcomed representatives from the Michigan Association of Airport Executives to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to discuss the importance of Michigan airports and improving facilities. Matt Barresi, president of MAAE, who lives in the 105th District and Wayne Seiloff, vice president explained the importance of better relations…

Fiscally responsible budget approved by full House

State Rep. Triston Cole on Tuesday joined his colleagues in passage of the state budget, which includes record level funding for K-12 education and proposes a 2.2 percent reduction for the general state budget. Cole, of Mancelona, voted to approve the budget for the new fiscal year, a conservative blueprint that invests in the state’s…

Rep. Triston Cole holds local office hours

State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona plans to hold local office hours for the month of April. Office hours give residents the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the representative and discuss any questions or concerns regarding state government. Rep. Cole will be available at the following times and locations: Friday, April 21 Mancelona: 11 a.m….

Right to carry legislation introduced in Michigan House of Representatives

Four-bill package removes penalties for carrying concealed pistols without government permit Legislation introduced today in the Michigan House of Representatives enables law-abiding citizens to carry concealed pistols without obtaining a government-issued permit. The four-bill package is sponsored by Reps. Michele Hoitenga of Manton, Triston Cole of Mancelona, Sue Allor of Wolverine and Pamela Hornberger of…

Rep. Cole’s CPL photo legislation approved by House

Bill allows Secretary of State to share photographs with Michigan State Police State Rep. Triston Cole’s bill to clarify that the Secretary of State can share driver’s license photos with the Michigan State Police for concealed weapons permits received bipartisan support when the House approved it this week. “This is just common sense. People applying…

Rep. Cole joins colleagues in voting for more transparency

State Rep. Triston Cole voted today on bipartisan legislation to make state government more accountable and accessible to the people of Michigan. Cole, of Mancelona, said the legislation makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators called the Legislative…

Rep. Cole reintroduces bill to hold state departments accountable

State Rep. Triston Cole delivered testimony today before the House Committee on Oversight on a bill he sponsored to limit the ability of Michigan state departments to adopt rules that are more stringent than the federal government’s regulations. House Bill 4205, nicknamed “no greater than the feds” legislation, does not prohibit departments from implementing stricter…