Rep. Berman: ‘Raise the Age’ reforms approved by House committee

Plan ends policy requiring 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in court The House Judiciary Committee today unanimously approved state Rep. Ryan Berman’s plan to improve the way 17-year-olds are treated in Michigan’s criminal justice system. Berman, who sponsored the plan alongside a bipartisan group of his colleagues, said Michigan is one of just four…

Rep. Berman bills on cryptocurrency, foreclosure advance through Michigan House

The Michigan House this week overwhelmingly approved two proposals offered by state Rep. Ryan Berman protecting those wishing to repurchase their foreclosed properties and updating the Michigan Penal Code to reflect technological advancements. House Bill 4105, part of a bipartisan package, expands the embezzlement definition within state law to include cryptocurrency to protect Michigan consumers….

Rep. Berman announces April office hours

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township invites constituents of the 39th District to his upcoming April office hours. “I am looking forward to sitting down with area residents to listen to the concerns that matter most to them,” Rep. Berman said. “Regular discussions like these help me to best represent our community’s interests in…

Rep. Berman: More transparency needed to prevent MCCA fee hikes

State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, today issued the following statement criticizing the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) for raising the per-insured-vehicle assessment to $220 for the 2019-2020 period (from the current $192): “The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association’s latest fee hike of nearly 15 percent to $220 is approaching very dangerous level for drivers…

Rep. Berman’s statement on L. Brooks Patterson Announcement

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township issued the following statement today following the press conference where L. Brooks Patterson announced that he has stage four pancreatic cancer: “My thoughts and prayers are with Brooks Patterson and his family as he addresses his recent cancer diagnosis. Brooks has been a true leader of Oakland County…

Rep. Berman’s transparency plan approved by Michigan House

Legislation extends open record requirements to governor, Legislature State Rep. Ryan Berman’s plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan was unanimously approved today by the Michigan House, 107-0. Berman, of Commerce Township, said Michigan is one of just two states that still exempts its governor and state legislators from open…

House plan offers additional protections for first responders

State Reps. Ryan Berman, Brandt Iden and Jeff Yaroch have introduced a plan to stiffen penalties for criminals who threaten or carry out targeted attacks on first responders and corrections officers in Michigan. Berman, who serves as a reserve police officer, said attacks on law enforcement officers and other first responders have increased over the…

Rep. Berman invites local student to Capitol

  State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township and Speaker Lee Chatfield welcomed Braden DiMarco to the state Capitol Wednesday. Rep. Berman invited the student to job-shadow him during the day after he expressed interest in learning more about the legislative process. Braden took part in meetings in the lawmaker’s office, watched state House committee…

House panel approves Rep. Berman’s transparency plan during Sunshine Week

State Rep. Ryan Berman’s plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan was approved today by the House Government Operations Committee. Michigan is one of just two states that still exempts its governor, lieutenant governor and the Legislature from sunshine laws. Berman’s legislation is part of a bipartisan plan to end…

Rep. Berman votes to bring all-inclusive playground to Commerce Twp.

State Rep. Ryan Berman today voted in support of a plan that would supply part of the funding necessary to build a 16,000 square foot all-inclusive playground at Commerce Township’s Dodge Park. The legislation approved by the House – with Berman’s support – includes funding for the Dodge Park playground dubbed “Scarlet’s Playground” in honor…

Rep. Berman testifies on pair of bills in House Financial Services Committee

Plans address cryptocurrency, foreclosure processes State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, recently testified on his legislation protecting those wishing to re-purchase their foreclosed properties and updating the Michigan Penal Code to reflect technological advancements. House Bill 4105, part of a bipartisan package, expands the embezzlement definition within state law to include cryptocurrency to protect…

Rep. Berman announces March office hours

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township invites constituents of the 39th District to his upcoming March office hours. “This is a great opportunity to directly hear your thoughts and questions about state government,” Rep. Berman said. “I’m focused on effectively representing your interests in Lansing and meeting the needs of my communities back home…