Rep. Hall helps advance historic expungement reforms

State Rep. Matt Hall recently joined the Michigan House in approving a plan to expand Michigan’s expungement laws and give hundreds of thousands of residents with old criminal convictions a new opportunity to start fresh. Hall, of Marshall Township, said the innovative proposal will make Michigan a leader in criminal justice reform. “Many Michigan residents…

Michigan House approves Rep. Hall’s plan to permit sports betting

The state House today approved Rep. Matt Hall’s plan to permit sports wagering in Michigan with important consumer protections. The bipartisan House vote is a significant step forward for the plan, which would benefit Michigan communities through revenue for local public services and schools. “Everyone knows thousands of Michigan residents already bet on sports every…

House panel hears Hall plan reining in fake support animal prescriptions

State Rep. Matt Hall (R-Marshall) today testified before the House Regulatory Reform Committee in support of his bipartisan plan regulating how emotional support animals are prescribed, while exploring stiffer penalties for those who intentionally falsify the need for them. “There is no clarity within the rules regarding qualifications for an emotional support animal, and because…

Rep. Hall: ‘Raise the Age’ plan advances to governor’s desk

A plan backed by state Rep. Matt Hall to end the policy requiring all 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in Michigan’s criminal justice system is on its way to the governor’s desk. Hall said Michigan is one of just four states still requiring all 17-year-olds to be prosecuted as adults – even those who…

Rep. Hall: Governor must clean up the budget mess she created

This column first appeared in the Oct. 12, 2019 edition of the Marshall Advisor & Chronicle. You may view it here. The problem with career politicians is they get so caught up in political games they forget their actions have real consequences for real people. That is exactly what Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has done with…

Rep. Hall: Governor should accept Michigan Legislature’s budget plan

Rep. Matt Hall said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer should sign budget bills recently approved by the Michigan Legislature, avoiding a government shutdown while putting more money into schools and road repairs without her proposed 45-cent per gallon gas tax increase. “People said ‘no’ to the governor’s massive tax increase, and she walked away from budget negotiations,”…

Open letter to the governor on vaping ban

September 18, 2019   The Honorable Governor Whitmer George W. Romney Building 111 S Capitol Ave Lansing, MI 48933   The Honorable Governor Whitmer, As chairman of the House Oversight Committee, I urge you to consider and accommodate the concerns of stakeholders and the public when your administration proposes permanent rules to address the public…

Chair Hall, House committee to hold public hearing on governor’s abrupt vaping ban

State Rep. Matt Hall (R-Marshall) today announced the House Oversight Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday to discuss Gov. Whitmer’s recent emergency declaration to ban the sale of flavored nicotine products for people of all ages in Michigan. Hall, who chairs the Oversight Committee, said the committee is holding the hearing to gather…

Rep. Hall calls for more transparency on the governor’s vaping ban

State Rep. Matt Hall (R-Marshall) today panned Gov. Whitmer’s decision to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarette products without the involvement of the Legislature and the public as lacking the transparency citizens deserve from their government. “The governor’s decision to circumvent the democratic process by executive privilege evades any chance for legislative oversight, open hearings…

Hall plan puts a runaway leash on fake support animal prescriptions

State Rep. Matt Hall (R-Marshall) this week introduced bipartisan legislation regulating how emotional support animals are prescribed, while exploring stiffer penalties for those who intentionally falsify the need for them. “This is much-needed reform because right now it is the Wild West out there in regard to the use of emotional support animals,” Hall said….

Hall: 2019 off to a great start for Calhoun and Kalamazoo Counties

By: State Representative Matt Hall Since my term began in January, I have hit the ground running. I have already been able to work alongside both my Republican and Democrat colleagues to get results on key issues that benefit Michigan families and seniors. First, I helped deliver historic auto insurance reform that lowers the cost…