Rep. Wozniak reminds Macomb County residents of new firework laws

As Memorial Day nears and the start of the summer holiday season begins, state Rep. Doug Wozniak today reminds Macomb County residents of new state firework laws. “There are recent changes in state law that affect when Michigan families can celebrate with fireworks starting Memorial Day weekend,” said Wozniak, of Shelby Township. “It’s important people…

Rep. Wozniak continues fight to protect the unborn in Michigan

State Rep. Douglas Wozniak, with his Michigan House colleagues, today approved a plan to protect a mother and child from a dismemberment abortion. A dismemberment abortion, or “dilation and evacuation” (D&E), is an abortion in which a health care worker intentionally uses an instrument, device, or object to dismember a living fetus out of a…

Rep. Wozniak: No-fault plan is complex, but it’s a great start to meaningful reform

State Rep. Doug Wozniak of Shelby Township today issued the following statement in response to the Michigan House approving no-fault auto insurance reform: “The House-approved no-fault reform plan is not perfect but it is a great first step in leading the way to a better Michigan. Lowering car insurance rates for all Michigan drivers may…

State Rep. Wozniak: Need for federal guidelines on PFAS more important than ever

State Rep. Douglas Wozniak reacted to recent reports that Michigan leads the nation in PFAS contamination sites, saying the reports highlights the diligence of the state’s investigation efforts as well as the pressing need for science-based guidance at the federal level. “While we have led the nation in investigating and contain courses of PFAS contamination,…

House overwhelmingly approves Rep. Wozniak’s plan to ‘Raise the Age’

Legislation ends policy requiring 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in court State Rep. Doug Wozniak’s plan to end the policy requiring all 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in Michigan’s criminal justice system today was overwhelmingly approved by the Michigan House. Wozniak, who sponsored the plan alongside a bipartisan group of his colleagues, said…

Rep. Wozniak supports plan to combat state psych worker shortage

Retired psych employees returning to work will keep pensions State Rep. Doug Wozniak today voted in support of a House plan to combat the ongoing shortage of psychiatry workers in Michigan. The issue was brought to the Legislature’s attention last term during the House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force statewide tour, which aimed to find ways to…

Rep. Wozniak: ‘Raise the Age’ reforms approved by House committee

Plan ends policy requiring 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in court The House Judiciary Committee today unanimously approved state Rep. Doug Wozniak’s plan to improve the way 17-year-olds are treated in Michigan’s criminal justice system. Wozniak, who sponsored the plan alongside a bipartisan group of his colleagues, said Michigan is one of just four…

Rep. Wozniak questions governor’s decision to halt construction of state psychiatric facility

Legislator: Macomb residents need somewhere to turn State Rep. Doug Wozniak, of Shelby Township, today said he is disappointed and outraged by the governor’s decision to halt construction of a much-needed state psychiatric facility expansion project and is deeply concerned for Michigan’s mental health community. The project to update the Caro Center state psychiatric facility…

Rep. Wozniak issues statement after latest car insurance fee increase

State Rep. Doug Wozniak, of Shelby Township, issued the following statement after the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association announced it will raise the per-insured-vehicle assessment to $220 for the 2019-2020 period (from the current $192): “This is an outrageous move by the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association. Our state’s drivers – who pay the highest car insurance…

Rep. Wozniak votes to make state government transparent

Plan extends open record requirements to governor, Legislature State Rep. Doug Wozniak today voted to approve a bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan. Wozniak, of Shelby Township, said the House unanimously approved the multi-bill proposal. “A lack of transparency breeds distrust in government,” Wozniak said. “We must expand…

Rep. Wozniak plan protects citizens’ rights, promotes local control

State Rep. Doug Wozniak today introduced a bill protecting the rights of local citizens who live near oil or gas fields. House Bill 4317 would restrict oil and gas drilling in Michigan’s most populated counties and require state agencies to abide by local ordinances when issuing permits. The bill is part of a two-bill package….

Rep. Wozniak calls for governor to go back to the drawing board on budget plan

State Rep. Douglas Wozniak, of Shelby Township, issued the following statement after Gov. Whitmer announced her state budget proposal: “We should be considering options that don’t put an additional burden on state taxpayers. This proposal, if fully implemented, would ask them to pay an additional 45 cents per gallon at the pump. That would equate…