Rendon plan expanding skilled trades instruction approved

Legislation to be named in honor of late state school superintendent The state Legislature on Tuesday approved state Rep. Daire Rendon’s landmark plan to create age-appropriate skilled trades learning programs for each grade level in Michigan’s school districts. The bill calls for the state Department of Education to develop skilled trade instruction for the state’s…

Rep. Rendon: State budget supports Camp Grayling, other northern Michigan needs

State Rep. Daire Rendon was successful in her efforts to include financial help for Camp Grayling and its law enforcement training site in a state budget given final legislative approval today. Rendon helped secure $75,000 to improve a facility used to train law enforcement officers from across northern Michigan at Camp Grayling. She also helped…

Senate panel approves Rendon bill to update medical license revocation standards

State Senate to consider plan submitted in response to Nassar scandal State Rep. Daire Rendon today announced the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved her plan to ensure health care professionals convicted of sexual contact under the guise of a medical procedure will automatically have their medical license revoked. “Anyone who will violate the trust of…

Rep. Rendon invites residents to June office hours

State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City will sponsor local office hours for the month of June. “I always look forward to the opportunity to meet with my constituents,” Rendon said. “I want residents to know I am invested in them and effectively represent their interests and needs in Lansing.” The representative will be available…

House approves Rep. Rendon’s bill to ensure safety of newborns

Legislation describes requirements of newborn safety devices  The Michigan House recently approved state Rep. Daire Rendon’s legislation to ensure the safety of newborns surrendered by their birth parents. Rendon’s bill describes the requirements a “newborn safety device” must meet to ensure the protection of an infant that parents cede to professionals. The device is a…

House approves Rendon bills eliminating outdated laws

The Michigan House of Representatives this week overwhelmingly passed plans sponsored by state Rep. Daire Rendon removing outdated sections of law relating to vocational schools for boys. House Bill 5769 removes a reference authorizing the Department of Social Welfare – which no longer exists – to acquire land for a boys’ vocational school. Michigan operated…

Rendon supports measure opposing ‘kayak tax’

Legislator: There will be no paddle watercraft fees in Michigan State Rep. Daire Rendon today voted in support of a resolution opposing the Michigan State Waterways Commission’s proposed “kayak tax,” which would require all kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to be registered with the state. Rendon said people should not be penalized for supporting the…

Rendon testifies before the House Oversight Committee on eliminating outdated laws

State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City today testified before the House Oversight Committee in support of her plans to repeal unnecessary laws from the books. House Bills 5769 and 5893 would both remove outdated sections of law relating to vocational schools for boys. House Bill 5769 removes a reference authorizing the Department of Social…

Rep. Rendon invites residents to May office hours

State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City will sponsor local office hours for the month of May. “Office hours are an opportunity for residents to meet with me face-to-face and ask questions, offer ideas, or share thoughts regarding state government,” Rendon said. The representative will be available at the following times and locations: Friday, May…

Rep. Rendon plan to improve Michigan’s registered forester program signed into law

Only qualified professionals will be eligible to receive Michigan’s registered forester designation after reforms initiated by state Rep. Daire Rendon were signed into law this week. Rendon, of Lake City, said the strengthened requirements will help ensure Michigan’s forestlands are sustainably managed. “Most foresters provide quality, professional services. Unfortunately, all it takes is a couple…

Rendon plan to protect Michigan farmers signed into law

State Rep. Daire Rendon’s plan ensuring Michigan farmers will continue to receive tax exemptions on agricultural equipment has been signed into law. Rendon, of Lake City, said officials from the Michigan Department of Treasury recently reinterpreted a decades-old law and started taxing Michigan farmers for equipment that historically qualified for the agricultural sales and use…