Rep. Marino will chair House Commerce and Tourism Committee

State Rep. Steve Marino, of Harrison Township, has been named chair of the Michigan House of Representatives Commerce and Tourism Committee for the 2019-20 session. Marino was also appointed to serve as vice chair of the Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee as well as a member of the committees on Elections and Ethics, and…

Marino bill to allow spouses of deceased military heroes property tax exemptions

State Rep. Steve Marino today introduced a plan extending a disabled veterans property tax exemption to include un-remarried, surviving spouses of Michigan veterans who died from service-connected causes while on active duty. In 2013, the Disabled Veterans Exemption was created to give property tax exemptions for 100-percent disabled veterans who were honorably discharged from the…

Marino’s plan to modernize boater safety certification headed to governor’s desk

Rep. Steve Marino’s plan to allow boaters to present electronic proof of their safety certificate instead of the traditional paper license heads to the governor’s desk for his consideration. The Michigan Senate unanimously approved the measure Wednesday. “We have the technology available to offer Michiganders better options to present proof of their boater’s safety certificate…

Macomb delegation: Give communities more control over fireworks

The Michigan House today voted to give local municipalities more control over the sale, use and safety of consumer-grade fireworks within their borders after approving bipartisan plans sponsored by Macomb County legislators. State Reps. John Chirkun, Diana Farrington, Kevin Hertel, Pamela Hornberger, Peter Lucido, Steve Marino, William Sowerby and Jeff Yaroch combined in a joint…

Yaroch, Marino: Governor has duty to decide on requests for removal of elected officials

Issue surrounding Macomb Township trustee inspires legislation State Reps. Jeff Yaroch and Steve Marino have introduced a plan requiring the governor’s office to promptly make a determination when anyone makes a formal request for the removal of an elected official due to gross neglect of duty or corrupt conduct in office. The legislators, who each…

Rep. Marino invites residents to town hall meeting

State Rep. Steve Marino welcomes all to attend a town hall meeting on Monday, Oct. 8 discussing concerns over possible PFAS contamination of drinking water and the conditions of Lake St. Clair. “The safety of our drinking water and preservation of our lakes and rivers is a high priority of mine as your state legislator,”…

Rep. Marino: Loophole identified in Michigan election law must be fixed

Plan to deter fraud, preserve election integrity approved by House State Rep. Steve Marino’s solution to preserving the integrity of elections in Michigan was overwhelmingly approved today by the Michigan House. Marino, of Harrison Township, said a recent Michigan Supreme Court decision identified a hole in the state’s election law. “While a penalty for election…

Reps. Marino, Yaroch: Township board members must be held accountable

Proposal compelling meeting attendance passes House floor vote A plan from state Rep. Steve Marino and co-sponsored by state Rep. Jeff Yaroch to compel the attendance of board members and officers at township meetings was advanced on Wednesday in a vote by the Michigan House. House Bill 5950 was introduced by Marino, of Harrison Township,…

Reps. Marino, Yaroch: We must explore all options to remove Bucci from office

State Reps. Steve Marino and Jeff Yaroch today unveiled details about a new state-level plan to remove Macomb Township Trustee Dino Bucci from office. The legislators detailed a resolution that could start impeachment proceedings against Bucci, who was indicted by a federal grand jury nine months ago and hasn’t shown up for a township board…

Reps. Farrington, Marino: Plan to improve state disaster funding signed into law

New laws sponsored by two Macomb County representatives will help Michigan communities seeking to secure state funds to deal with disasters. Bills sponsored by state Reps. Steve Marino and Diana Farrington were recently signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. The new laws increase the minimum balance of the state disaster fund to $2.5 million…

Plan from Reps. Farrington, Marino to boost Kiwanis fundraising signed into law

Kiwanis fundraising in Michigan will be aided with new laws sponsored by Reps. Diana Farrington and Steve Marino of Macomb County. The measures signed into law this week will allow Michigan residents to voluntarily donate to the Kiwanis when they file their state income taxes. “The Kiwanis benefit our community in countless ways,” said Farrington,…