Howrylak part of bipartisan plan to improve the state’s unemployment system

              State Rep. Martin Howrylak, vice chair of the House Oversight Committee, is part of a bipartisan group that today announced a plan to fix Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency.             The legislation is based on findings from a workgroup consisting of industry experts and legislators. The plan will provide clarity, restore integrity, and improve…

Rep. Howrylak partners with students on State Pet proposal

Rep. Howrylak introduces legislation to make shelter animals Michigan’s state pet State Representative Martin Howrylak of Troy introduced HB 5069, which would declare shelter animals as the official State Pet for the state of Michigan. Each year, over 7 million companion animals enter shelters in the United States and approximately 2.7 million of the animals…

Rep. Howrylak to host consumer education event on Oct. 20

State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy is partnering with the Michigan Attorney General’s office to host a consumer education event on Friday, Oct 20. This month’s event focuses on home repair and improvement scams and offers ways to protect yourself from these criminal practices. Attendees will learn how to select a contractor, resolve disputes, and…

Rep. Howrylak bill provides relief for psychologists negatively impacted by licensing changes

A bill sponsored by state Representative Martin Howrylak, of Troy, to remove certain licensing restrictions for psychology professionals was approved today by the Michigan House of Representatives. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) created a new ruling that went into effect on June 30, 2010 that required individuals seeking a Limited License Psychologist…

Rep. Howrylak introduces proposal to increase transparency in Michigan public universities

State Rep. Martin Howrylak introduced today a bipartisan measure that requires governing boards of Michigan’s public universities to make all of their meetings accessible to the public. “Currently, the state constitution is interpreted to allow the governing boards of public universities to decide when to hold formal and informal sessions,” said Rep. Howrylak, R-Troy. “It’s…

New state tax exemption would apply to compensation received for wrongful imprisonment

State Representative Martin Howrylak recently introduced legislation to create a new exemption in the Michigan tax code for compensation received for wrongful imprisonment. Last year, Governor Snyder signed Senate Bill 291 into law, which created the Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act. This act allows a person to bring an action for compensation against the state if…

Rep. Howrylak introduces legislation to enhance the Natural Resources Commission

This week, State Representative Martin Howrylak introduced House Bill 5000 to help ensure members of the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) are well versed in fish and wildlife issues. The NRC is a seven-member public body whose members are appointed by the governor and subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. The NRC has…

Rep. Howrylak seeks to clarify late fee assessments for the business community

A pair of bills were introduced on Sept. 12 by state Representative Martin Howrylak to improve the late fee assessment process for corporations and limited liability companies (LLC). In accordance with state law, an annual report is required each year from limited liability companies and both domestic and foreign corporations that do business in Michigan….

Rep. Howrylak to host office hour in Troy

State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy will host an open office hour on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Troy Library located at 510 W. Big Beaver Road in Troy. “I always look forward to meeting residents and discussing matters of state government,” Rep. Howrylak said. “Understanding the issues is one…

Rep. Howrylak joined by local first responders for Sept. 11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Martin Howrylak, of Troy, today hosted Troy Police Sgt. Russ Bragg and Officer Brenna Yunkari, both members of the department’s honor guard, as his guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died…

Rep. Howrylak’s resolution shines light on animal homelessness in Michigan

State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy today promoted House Resolution 126, which declares Aug. 19 as International Homeless Animals Day throughout the state. Each year, over 7 million companion animals enter shelters in the United States and approximately 2.7 million of the animals are euthanized. Sadly, Michigan is contributing to this troubling problem. According to…

Rep. Howrylak announces August office hours

State Rep. Martin Howrylak will host office hours on Aug. 26 in Troy. “I believe talking to friends and neighbors is the best way to gather ideas,” Howrylak said. “Residents who are interested in discussing legislative matters or who have questions related to state government are encouraged to stop by at their leisure.” Office hours…