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…

Rep. Hall: Auditor General to conduct expedited audit on Grand Rapids Home for Veterans

House and Senate Oversight committees request audit State Rep. Matt Hall (R-Marshall) today praised the Office of Auditor General (OAG) for scheduling an expedited follow up performance review for the Grand Rapids Home for Veteran after its June 2019 audit showed questionable accounting practices resulting in $300,000 from residents’ accounts being “severely misplaced.” The June 2019…

Rep. Hall town hall events featured in Marshall Chronicle

The Marshall Chronicle wrote about a pair of recent events held by State Rep. Matt Hall and his special guest, State Rep. Jack O’Malley, chair of the House Transportation Committee. The two legislators spoke about road funding in the state of Michigan and sought input from area residents. To read more about the event, click…

Rep. Hall hosts roads town hall

State Rep. Matt Hall (R – Marshall) hosted a town hall meeting on Tuesday to discuss road funding in Michigan. Joining him was special guest Rep. Jack O’Malley (R – Lake Ann), chair of the House Transportation Committee. “Holding this event gave me the opportunity to hear directly from the people I represent and take…

Rep. Matt Hall, Michigan House approve plan to help farmers devastated by record rain

The Michigan House and Rep. Matt Hall today approved a plan to help farmers whose crops have been delayed or damaged by this spring’s record-setting rain. The plan would help private lenders provide low-interest loans to qualified farmers at no financial risk to the state. “This plan takes important steps to stabilize our state’s agricultural…

Rep. Hall testifies in support of bill protecting children from abuse and neglect

State Rep. Matt Hall (R- Emmett Township) today testified before the Michigan House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee in support of his legislation requiring Children’s Protective Services (CPS) to confirm the safety of all children in a home where suspected child abuse or neglect has occurred within 24 hours of receiving a complaint. “Children’s Protective…

Chair Hall releases statement on audit related to Grand Rapids Home for Veterans

State Rep. Matt Hall (R-Emmett Township) today issued the following statement after a joint Senate and House Oversight Committee meeting regarding the release of the performance audit of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans:   “I have concerns about the administration of prescriptions to members living at the home. It is important that our veterans…