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. 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. 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. Iden talks about Senate passage Tuesday of his legislation protecting school district funding by allowing students to continue to qualify as a full-time student while off campus during an internship or a work experience program. Rep. Iden says the plan is common sense for schools, students and job sites alike.
Rep. Iden talks about House passage this week of his HB 5850, which continues the state’s OK2Say program past its original expiration date of 2021, a move the Representative says will keep schools and Michigan’s young people safer.
Rep. Iden talks about House passage Wednesday of his HB 5850, which makes the state’s OK2Say program, which was set to expire in 2021, permanent. OK2Say provides a 24-hour confidential tip line that is used to prevent school tragedies. The measure now moves to the full state House.
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.
Rep. Iden talks about House passage Wednesday of his legislation in a two-bill package that allows high school students to receive scholastic credit for internships and apprentice programs, a plan he says will help Michigan students be better prepared for a future career.
Rep. Iden talks about the additional $175 million in emergency road funding signed into law Tuesday.
Rep. Iden says the supplemental appropriation that provided an additional $175 million for road repairs in 2018 is a piece in the puzzle, but adds he understands that road funding is a larger problem.
Rep. Iden talks about House passage of an additional $175 million in road funding from lapsed budget dollars.
Rep. Iden talks about House passage Thursday of his HB 5257, which prohibits the possession of computer ransomware with intent to use.