Rep. Howrylak announces April office hours

State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy invites residents to join him for local office hours during the month of April. “I always look forward to connecting with community members at my monthly office hours,” Rep. Howrylak said. “Meeting residents and discussing important issues is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job as a…

Rep. Howrylak: Fairness behind new late fee legislation for corporation and PLLC reports

Proposals move through House Commerce and Trade Committee The House Commerce and Trade Committee today advanced a pair of bills sponsored by state Rep. Martin Howrylak, of Troy, improving the late fee assessment process for corporations and professional limited liability companies (PLLCs). State law requires an annual report to be submitted each year from professional…

Rep. Howrylak’s Fourth Amendment Protection Act signed into law

State Rep. Martin Howrylak’s legislation safeguarding the Fourth Amendment rights of Michigan residents was signed into law today by Gov. Rick Snyder. Under House Bill 4430, now Public Act 71 of 2018, state and local governments are prohibited from assisting or providing support to the federal government in the collection of data unless there is…

House approves Howrylak’s criminal justice reform bill

Bill allows sheriff, doctor, judge to consider prisoner release for health reasons The state House voted this week to approve House Bill 5234, which allows a medical doctor, sheriff and the court to determine if a medically frail individual is eligible for compassionate release or medical probation. Currently, jail inmates cannot retain public or private…

Committee approves Rep. Howrylak’s bill that helps individuals with restricted mobility

The Michigan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week approved legislation introduced by state Representative Martin Howrylak to clarify the law regarding powered wheelchairs, golf carts and other mobility devices on Michigan roadways to help people with physical challenges. Howrylak’s bill clarifies the definition of a pedestrian and motor vehicle. Pedestrians include people with restricted…

Rep. Howrylak announces March office hours

State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy invites residents to join him for local office hours during the month of March. “I believe talking to friends and neighbors is the best way to gather ideas,” Rep. Howrylak said. “Residents interested in discussing legislative matters or have questions related to state government are encouraged to stop by.”…

Rep. Howrylak unveils plans for unicameral legislature

Changes would take place in 2023   State Representatives Martin Howrylak and Phil Phelps today announced that they have introduced House Join Resolution GG, a proposal to amend Michigan’s Constitution to establish a non-partisan unicameral legislature. The one-chamber legislature would consist of 110 members representing single-member districts apportioned on the basis of population. Each legislator…

Rep. Howrylak’s bill to honor fallen Troy police officer headed to governor

Michigan Senate approves legislation to rename portion of I-75 in Troy The Michigan Senate this week voted unanimously in support of a bill introduced by state Rep. Martin Howrylak to rename a portion of Interstate 75 in the city of Troy as the Officer Martin ‘Marty’ Chivas Memorial Highway. Chivas was killed in 1974 while…

Rep. Howrylak: Clawson, Troy among places in line for additional road funding

Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy joined House colleagues today in approving legislation that would significantly boost money for road improvements across Michigan this year. The $175 million bill includes additional money for road preservation and construction, with much of the funding going to local governments. Oakland County would receive an estimated $7 million in additional…

Rep. Howrylak votes to bring end to driver responsibility fees

Bills provide path to restored driving privileges   State Rep. Martin Howrylak today voted for sweeping bipartisan legislation to eliminate driver responsibility fees by Oct. 1, 2018 and forgive outstanding debt. Rep. Howrylak, of Troy, said he voted for the legislative package because driver responsibility fees do nothing to improve driving skills. The assessments only…

Rep. Howrylak joins Legislature in approving tax relief for Michigan residents

Representative Martin Howrylak of Troy joined the state Legislature today in giving final legislative approval to bills that increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on income taxes. “Increasing the personal exemption is a smart, sound strategy for lowering taxes,” said Howrylak, who has introduced his own version of legislation to reduce taxes…