Rep. Bizon welcomes local students to state Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. John Bizon interacts with students from Marshall Opportunity High School who were at the Capitol for the 17th Annual Student Technology Showcase.  The event allowed lawmakers to see first-hand how technology is used in classrooms across Michigan.

Rep. Bizon’s disabled veteran bill approved by House Committee

The House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee today unanimously approved legislation authored by state Rep. John Bizon, of Battle Creek. Bizon’s measure would allow honorably discharged veterans to have a state park passport fee waived if proof of their 100-percent disabled status is provided to the Secretary of State. “This legislation acts as another way…

Rep. Bizon: Bill allows disabled veterans free access to state parks

State Rep. John Bizon, of Battle Creek, today testified in support of his state recreational passport legislation before the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. The measure would allow honorably discharged veterans who provide proof of their 100-percent disabled status to the Secretary of State the state park passport fee waived.  “Veterans can simply use…

Rep. Bizon votes to eliminate driver responsibility fees

Collection ends October 2018; all outstanding debt forgiven   State Rep. Dr. John Bizon today said he voted for a legislative package to end driver responsibility fees in 2018 because the program did nothing to improve driving skills, while hurting Michigan families. Bizon, of Battle Creek, joined a majority of his colleagues in approving the…

House approves Bizon’s bill offering fresh start to Youth ChalleNGe grads

State Rep. Dr. John Bizon today praised his colleagues in the House for voting unanimously in support of his legislation helping troubled young people who complete the Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy gain a fresh start. The Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy, located at Fort Custer in Battle Creek, is a 22-week residential program operated by the…

Rep. Bizon bill aids graduates of Youth ChalleNGe Academy

Legislation introduced by state Rep. Dr. John Bizon of Battle Creek helps troubled young people who complete the Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy gain a fresh start. The Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy, located at Fort Custer in Battle Creek, is a 22-week residential program operated by the National Guard that offers youth ages 16 to 18…

Rep. Bizon backs Wounded Warrior families

Photo Information: State Rep. Dr. John Bizon signed the Wounded Warriors Family Support’s High Five Tour car on Thursday.  This summer marks the eighth annual High Five Tour supporting our nation’s military families for the sacrifices they make.  Donations were raised onsite to help build the Corporal Jason Dunham Traumatic Brain Injury Facility for combat-wounded…

Local first responders joins Rep. Bizon for annual Sept. 11 service

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Dr. John Bizon, of Battle Creek, today was joined by Bedford Township Fire Chief Larry Cochensparger (left) and Firefighter Mark Gysel as his guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in…

Rep. Bizon says M-66 project part of state’s dedication to roads

Legislator: Coming budget has record transportation spending   State Rep. Dr. John Bizon today said a road project starting next week to make a portion of M-66 in Battle Creek safer is another example of the importance the Legislature has placed on repairing and maintaining the state’s transportation system. Bizon, of Battle Creek, said the…

Rep. Bizon: Education, government transparency among session highlights

Increased funding for schools and improved government transparency are among the top priorities advanced with the support of state Rep. Dr. John Bizon in the Michigan House this year. Bizon and his colleagues also have advanced efforts to help veterans, promote skilled trades and improve health care in accordance with an action plan adopted at…

Bipartisan effort seeks to raise Michigan’s smoking age to 21, change other tobacco laws

A bipartisan group of Michigan lawmakers today detailed legislation that would raise the state’s legal smoking age to 21 and make other important changes to the state’s tobacco laws. Other revisions include banning tobacco product vending machines, enhanced hookah tobacco regulations and modified penalties for those who break the law. “The Michigan Constitution directs the…

Rep. Bizon votes in favor of ‘right to carry’ legislation

State Rep. Dr. John Bizon, of Battle Creek, today voted on the House floor to support a four-bill package allowing law-abiding citizens to carry concealed pistols without a permit. “People deserve to exercise the right to bear arms laid out in the U.S. Constitution without getting the government’s permission and purchasing a license,” Bizon said….