Rep. Vaupel testifies on insurance claims reform bill

State Rep. Hank Vaupel testified before the House Insurance Committee today, supporting his legislation that clarifies how and when claims are filed under the Michigan Assigned Claims Plan (MACP). “Anyone seeking personal injury protection benefits can face a confusing and uneven process, whether no insurance applies to the injury or multiple insurers,” said Vaupel, of…

Rep. Vaupel to host in-district office hours on May 19

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Handy Township will host office hours in Fowlerville, Hartland and Howell on Friday, May 19. 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;…

Vaupel’s bill removing vignettes from ballot gains House approval

State Rep. Hank Vaupel, of Handy Township, today praised his colleagues in the Michigan House of Representatives for approving legislation he sponsored to remove political party icons from the ballot. Vaupel said vignettes are small icons representing political parties first added to the ballot in the 1890s, but ballots have changed drastically since then. “Vignettes…

House panel approves Vaupel resolution eliminating age limits on judges

A resolution introduced by state Rep. Hank Vaupel, of Fowlerville, to remove age limitations currently placed on judges was approved today by the House Judiciary Committee. Currently, the Michigan Constitution requires state justices and judges to retire after they turn 70. Vaupel’s resolution proposes a constitutional amendment to eliminate the mandatory retirement age. “This legislation…

Rep. Vaupel to host in-district office hours April 21

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Handy Township will host office hours in Fowlerville, Hartland and Howell on Friday, April 21. 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 supports educational choice for high school students

State Rep. Hank Vaupel, of Fowlerville, today voted in support of merit curriculum legislation that will give high school students more flexibility in their education choices on the way to qualifying for high school graduation. “We have the opportunity to help our children in high school and beyond,” Vaupel said. “This legislation is a necessary…

House panel approves Vaupel’s bill removing vignettes from ballot

Legislation introduced by state Rep. Hank Vaupel to remove political party icons from the ballot was approved today by the House Elections and Ethics Committee. Political vignettes are small icons first added to the ballot in the 1890s. Vaupel said ballots have changed drastically since then and the icons no longer serve a purpose. “The…

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…