Rep. VanderWall talks about House passage Tuesday of his HR 307, which put the House on record as opposing the Michigan State Waterways Commission recommendation that legislation be introduced to require the registration, with a fee, of all rigid-hulled kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards eight feet or longer.
Rep. VanderWall talks about the additional appropriation of $175 million in emergency road funding for 2018, saying the money will go directly to road repairs.
Rep. VanderWall, the Vice Chair of the House Committee on Tourism and Outdoor Recreation, talks about his northern Michigan snowmobile tour last weekend and the importance of winter tourism and outdoor recreation in Michigan’s economy.
Rep. VanderWall talks about new House legislation that will provide additional state grant money for county-based veterans services across Michigan, a move the Representative says would be a significant step for counties in his legislative district.
Rep. VanderWall comments on passage in the Michigan House of legislation giving Michigan families and seniors income tax relief.
Rep. VanderWall talks about Gov. Snyder’s call for more skilled trades training and talent development in Michigan, saying he hears, and knows from example, that many careers need new talent.
Rep. VanderWall talks about House passage Wednesday of a package of bi-partisan legislation designed to provide more information to Michigan students about careers in technical trades and improve instruction.
Rep. VanderWall talks about on-going debate in the Michigan House to secure retirement benefits for local government employees in Michigan, saying that a variety of factors have created a situation that requires quick action.
Rep. VanderWall talks about passage Thursday by the House Insurance Committee of No-Fault auto insurance reform legislation. Rep. VanderWall says providing lower auto insurance rates and better insurance options are some of the topics he hears about most in his district.
Rep. VanderWall talks about House passage Wednesday of his HB 4411, would allow the Ramsdell Theater in Manistee to receive a year-round liquor license from the state. Current Michigan law does not allow municipally-owned theaters, civic centers or civil auditoriums in communities with populations under 9,500 to obtain a liquor license. Rep. VanderWall’s legislation removes…
Rep. VanderWall talks about testifying Tuesday morning in the House Transportation Committee on his HB 4535, which provides a 30-day extension for individuals to apply their license plate renewal tab after they register their vehicle. Rep. VanderWall says he expects the plan to be reported to the full House next week.
Rep. VanderWall talks about testifying on behalf of his HB 4787 in the House Natural Resources Committee Wednesday. The legislation gives the Michigan Department of Natural Resources the ability to adjust ice shanty removal dates each year based on weather conditions and allows anglers to choose whether they want to put their name and address,…