Rep. Matt Hall, R-Marshall; audio on student athlete compensation legislation

House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Matt Hall talks about Committee approval Thursday of a two-bill package that allows current and future student-athletes to receive fair compensation for their name, image and likeness.   Under the plan, student-athletes would be able to receive compensation from a third party in exchange for using any forms of name,…

Rep. Matt Hall, R-Marshall; audio on House passage of child protection bills

House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Matt Hall talks about passage Thursday of a bipartisan package of bills that requires Children’s Protective Services to gather information on the safety of all children in a home where suspected child abuse or neglect has occurred within 24 hours.  The legislation flowed out of a 2018 state audit of…

Rep. Matt Hall, R-Marshall; audio on auto insurance reform

Rep. Hall looks back on 2019 and says auto insurance reform was the single biggest accomplishment at the state Capitol, pointing to a planned 55% decrease in Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association fees in 2020 as the first sign of significantly lower rates for Michigan motorists.  

Rep. Matt Hall, R-Marshall; audio on signing of gaming legalization legislation

Rep. Hall talks about the signing Friday by the Governor of a package of legislation, including legislation he sponsored, that legalizes sports betting in Michigan.  Rep Hall’s bill provides a regulatory framework for sports betting around the state and he adds that communities with casinos – such as Emmett Township in Calhoun County, where FireKeepers…

Rep. Matt Hall, R-Marshall Twp.; audio on Child Protective Services reforms

House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Matt Hall talks about how the committee went to work in 2019 to review what he termed a troubling audit of Child Protective Services and how that review led to reforms to better protect vulnerable kids.  The reforms include a proposal to require CPS investigators to confirm the safety of…

Rep. Matt Hall, R-Marshall Twp.; audio on Oversight Committee meeting on vaping ban

House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Matt Hall talks about the meeting the committee will hold Thursday to discuss Gov. Whitmer’s recent emergency declaration to ban the sale of flavored nicotine products for people of all ages in Michigan.  Rep Hall says no one supports teen age vaping, but says more public input is needed on…

Rep. Matt Hall, R-Marshall; audio on emotional support animal legislation

Rep. Hall talks about his new legislation that establishes a legal framework to protect both property owners and individuals with emotional support animals in rental situations.  Rep. Hall says  current law is vague and that his plan will provide more guidance for all parties in a scenarios where a lease is involved.      

Rep. Matt Hall, R-Emmet Twp.; audio on child protection legislation

House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Matt Hall talks about his work this summer on a bi-partisan, six-bill package flowing from the Auditor General’s September 2018 Performance Audit of Children’s Protective Services Investigations that was reviewed by Oversight earlier this year. The legislation requires Children’s Protective Services (CPS) to confirm the safety of all children in…