Rep. Vaupel legislation protects birth mothers, newborns

State Rep. Hank Vaupel today delivered testimony before the House Health Policy Committee regarding a bill he sponsored to help facilitate safe delivery of newborns who are surrendered to the state by their birth mothers. Rep. Vaupel, who chairs the Health Policy Committee, says additional measures must be taken to protect the anonymity of birth…

Rep. Vaupel to host in-district office hours March 17

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Handy Township will host office hours in Fowlerville, Hartland and Howell on Friday, March 17. Rep. Vaupel will meet with residents at the following locations: Fowlerville: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Fowlerville Farms, 941 S. Grand Ave.; Hartland: 4 to 5 p.m. at Kahuna Coffee, 1836 Old U.S. Highway 23;…

Rep. Vaupel announces state grants awarded to the city of Howell

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Handy Township today announced the city of Howell was awarded $275,703 in Community Development Block Grant funds for improvements to three buildings in downtown Howell. “I’m happy to see this partnership between state, local and private investors which makes these historic renovations possible,” Rep. Vaupel said. “These improvements will bring…

Rep. Vaupel named chair of House Health Policy Committee

State Rep. Hank Vaupel, of Handy Township, has been chosen to serve as the chair of the Michigan House Health Policy Committee, on which he previously served as vice chair. “One of my greatest priorities for this legislative term is to ensure that we achieve attainable, reliable and available health care for everyone in Michigan,”…

Vaupel legislation could create healthcare jobs in Michigan

The House Committee on Health Policy today approved a bill sponsored by state Rep. Hank Vaupel to establish a licensure framework for anesthesiologist assistants (AAs) in Michigan. This bill ensures that those working on an anesthesia care team meet certain minimum standards. “I believe that the addition of these licensures may attract more individuals to…

Reps. Vaupel, Greig hold panel discussion on B-corps

B-corps allow corporations the flexibility to pursue philanthropic goals HOWELL — State Rep. Hank Vaupel (R-Fowlerville) hosted an informational panel forum today with Rep. Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) to introduce entrepreneurs to the concept of benefit corporations, also known as B-corps. B-corps give businesses additional flexibility to pursue philanthropic goals rather than solely existing to…

Rep. Vaupel welcomes reading contest winner to Capitol

Charyl Stockwell student recognized for achievement Lawrence Cubitt, a fourth-grader from Charyl Stockwell Academy in Hartland, was recognized at the state Capitol today as the winner of state Rep. Hank Vaupel’s summer reading contest. The contest required participants to read 10 books over the summer break and document them on the back of a bookmark…

Rep. Vaupel welcomes Fowlerville Police chief to 9/11 ceremony

Fowlerville Police Chief John Tyler (left) and Lorraine Ritchie (center), administrative assistant for the Fowlerville Police Department, join state Rep. Hank Vaupel (right), in the Capitol rotunda as his guests during the annual House of Representatives 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. House members invited first responders from their communities to be their guests for the service that…

New legislation prohibits unregulated custody transfers of adopted children

Bill package helps ensure the safety of adopted kids Legislators today introduced a four-bill package to prohibit and punish the practice of informal child custody transfers. “In some cases, parents are using online forums to offer adopted children to strangers, which results in children being ‘rehomed’ into potentially abusive and unsafe environments,” said Rep. McCready,…

Rep. Vaupel announces May office hour schedule

State Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville, today announced the schedule for his upcoming May office hours. “I look forward to the opportunity to meet with residents in person and hear what their concerns are for the district and the state as a whole,” said Rep. the first-term lawmaker. Residents are welcome to join Rep. Vaupel on…

Rep. Vaupel: Free Fishing Weekend returns Feb. 13-14

State Rep. Hank Vaupel encourages all Livingston County residents to participate in Free Fishing Weekend, Feb. 13 and 14. Free Fishing Weekend removes the fishing license requirement for one weekend. The event, hosted by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, takes place two times each year in February and June and is open to Michiganders…