Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on House passage of fetal alcohol legislation

Rep. Vaupel talks about Wednesday’s House passage of HB 6086, which requires, bars, restaurants and liquor stores to add the following language to signage already mandated by law: “Pregnancy and alcohol do not mix. Drinking alcoholic beverages of any type during pregnancy can cause birth defects”.  Rep. Vaupel, the Chair of the House Health Policy…

Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on House passage of pet shop reform legislation

Rep. Vaupel, a long-time veterinarian, talks about House passage Thursday of his HBs 5916-17, which prevent Michigan pet stores from acquiring dogs from unlicensed breeders or puppy mills while requiring a paper trail on the animal prior to being sold to the pet store.  The plan also includes provisions requiring micro chipping animals while prohibiting local…

Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on tanning bed legislation

Rep. Vaupel, the Chairman of the House Health Policy Committee, talks about his new HB 6450, which would prohibit minors from using a tanning device in a tanning facility.  Current Michigan law requires a signature from a parent or guardian for a minor to use a device at a tanning business, but Rep. Vaupel says…

Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on mental health reforms in Michigan

House Health Policy Committee Chair Rep. Hank Vaupel, who also served as the co-chair of the House CARES (Community, Access, Resources, Education and Safety) task force in 2017,  says more than two dozen bills reforming mental health services in Michigan have been introduced and are working their way through the process this session of the…

Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on CARES mental health task force

Almost a year after its first meeting, Rep. Hank Vaupel talks about the work of the CARES (Community, Access, Resources, Education, Safety) Task Force, saying the bipartisan panel has helped shape policy and shared best practices, to the benefit of all Michigan residents.  Rep. Vaupel is the Chair of the House Health Policy Committee and…

Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on expansion of mental health law

Rep. Vaupel talks about his HB 5810, which expands the criteria for  individuals needing assisted outpatient treatment if they pose a significant threat of physical harm to themselves or others.  The legislation will be taken up on Wednesday in the House Health Policy Committee, where Representative Vaupel serves as chairman.  The plan stems from the…

Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on mental health reforms

House Health Policy Committee Chair Rep. Hank Vaupel, who co-chaired the House C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Access, Resources, Education and Safety) Task Force in 2017, says more than 40 of the recommendations made by C.A.R.E.S. have found their way into legislation, including providing better approaches to substance abuse and the corrections system.