Rep. Joe Bellino, R-Monroe; audio on Senate committee testimony on opioid legislation

Rep. Bellino talks about testimony in the Senate Health Policy Committee Tuesday on a package of bipartisan legislation, including a bill of his own, that targets Michigan’s opioid drug epidemic.  The Bellino legislation requires the permission of a parent or guardian for a physician to prescribe an opioid.  He says he expects the legislation to…

Rep. Joe Bellino, R-Monroe; audio on former legislator health insurance premiums

Rep. Bellino talks about his HB 4330, which would require all retired Michigan legislators in the state system to pay 20 percent of their annual health insurance premiums, putting them more in line with other public employees.  Legislation approved in 2011 eliminated lifetime health insurance benefits for legislators, unless a legislator had a tenure of…

Rep. Joe Bellino, R-Monroe; audio on opioid legislation pending in Michigan Senate

Rep. Bellino talks about his HB 4408, currently pending in the Michigan Senate, which would require parental or guardian review and consent when a controlled substance containing an opioid is prescribed to a minor.  The legislation is part of a larger package that has moved through the House that also increases access to treatment and allows…