Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo Twp.; audio on passage of fantasy sports legislation

Rep. Iden talks about passage  by the Michigan House Thursday of his legislative package that creates the Fantasy Contests Consumer Protection Act.  Rep. Iden says the measures provide additional consumer protection for individuals engaging in fantasy sports and create a $50,000 licensing fee for operators, on a par with other states.  

Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo Twp.; audio on road improvements

Rep. Iden says Michigan’s improving economy means more money for rebuilding and repairing the state’s roads and bridges, and points to his own district in Kalamazoo County as an example as a community benefiting from upgraded streets and highways.  

Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Portage; audio on occupational licensing reform

House Regulatory Affairs Committee Chair Rep. Brandt Iden talks about Wednesday’s committee debate on his HB 6110, which would reform “good moral character” language in Michigan’s occupational licensing code.  The Iden legislation rewords existing law to state that as long an a conviction does not directly bear on a position, an individual should not be…

Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo Twp.; audio on first responder legislation

Rep. Iden talks about his HB 4591, which has passed the House and is currently before the full Michigan Senate.  The plan is part of a three-bill package that would make targeting and violently assailing a first responder or corrections officer a two-year felony.   The legislation has received broad law enforcement support, including from the…

Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo Twp; audio on House passage of internet gaming legislation

Rep. Iden talks about House passage Tuesday of his a three-bill package that establishes a Division of Internet Gaming in the Michigan Gaming Control Board.  Rep. Iden notes that  online gaming is currently illegal in Michigan and argues the state should legalize and regulate such games to protect its citizens who chose to participate and to…

Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo Twp.; audio on child protection legislation

Rep. Iden talks about his testimony this week before the House Law and Justice Committee on his legislation toughening the penalties for violations of Michigan’s child pornography laws.  HB 5794 is part of a bipartisan reform plan developed following the House’s inquiry into the recent Larry Nassar scandal.