Rep. Berman, state House lend final approval to restore vetoed funding

Legislator: Well past time for budget impasse to end State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, this week joined colleagues in the Michigan Legislature in giving final approval to a plan restoring budget funding vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer earlier this year. Nearly $1 billion in Legislature-approved funding was wiped through line-item vetoes before the…

Rep. Berman cryptocurrency plan protects Michigan residents

Legislation heads to governor’s desk for review The Michigan Senate unanimously approved a proposal today from state Rep. Ryan Berman 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. “Real crimes can be…

Rep. Berman ho-ho-hopes to see state income tax credit for charitable donations

It’s the season of giving, and legislation from state Rep. Ryan Berman will allow for more people to do just that while strengthening Michigan’s communities. House Bill 4993 creates an income tax credit for donations to community foundations. The proposal, which is part of a bipartisan two-bill package, incentivizes taxpayers to contribute to worthy charitable…

Rep. Berman announces December office hours

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township invites constituents of the 39th District to his upcoming December office hours on Monday, Dec. 16 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Commerce Township Community Library, 180 E. Commerce Road in Commerce Township. “Input from neighbors and members of our community is important as I make sure we…

OPINION: A more transparent state government is better for Michigan

By state Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township  It’s important to make state government accountable to the taxpayers that fund it. This is a fundamental belief I’ve held and it’s important I uphold that now that I’m a state Representative. I’ve continued this commitment to increase government transparency through House Bill 5015 – my legislation…

Rep. Berman: Signed car insurance reforms kicking into gear with MCCA rate reduction

State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, today welcomed the announcement of additional savings for drivers throughout the state after the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) revealed new assessment amounts that dramatically slash costs. The MCCA will lower the amount charged per vehicle to $100 for a year-long period beginning July 2, 2020 through June…

Rep. Berman proposal offers fairness for people trying to get back into their homes

Measure advances unanimously in Senate Legislation from state Rep. Ryan Berman addressing an issue with redemption on foreclosures was approved today in a vote by the Michigan Senate. House Bill 4226 sets a fee limit that can be charged to original owners of foreclosed properties when assisting with calculating the amount needed to redeem the…

Rep. Berman announces November office hours

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township invites constituents of the 39th District to his upcoming November office hours on Monday, Nov. 18 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Wixom Public Library, 49015 Pontiac Trail in Wixom. “We’ve made great progress on topics such as Lilliana’s Law, ‘Raise the Age’ reforms and continuing budget negotiations,”…

Rep. Berman ‘Raise the Age’ reforms signed into law

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Ryan Berman to end our state’s current policy requiring all 17-year-olds to be automatically tried as adults in Michigan’s criminal justice system has been signed by the governor. Michigan was one of just four states still requiring all 17-year-olds to be automatically prosecuted as adults – even those who commit…

Rep. Berman ‘Raise the Age’ reforms advancing to governor’s desk

Bipartisan proposals would see 17-year-olds no longer automatically treated as adults in court Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Ryan Berman to end current policy requiring all 17-year-olds to be automatically treated as adults in Michigan’s criminal justice system is one step from being law. Berman, of Commerce Township, said Michigan is one of just four…

OPINION: From tragedy to taking action: Why I’m behind Lilliana’s Law

By state Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township  As parents, when we have young children, we make sure things are safe for them. It’s instinctual. Countless things are examined every hour of every day. We read up on defective toys and car seats. We make sure cupboards are secure, things that may become choking hazards…

Rep. Berman announces October office hours

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township invites constituents of the 39th District to his upcoming October office hours on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Commerce Township Community Library, 180 E. Commerce Road in Commerce. “The Legislature carefully crafted a state budget that works for Oakland County and everyone across Michigan….