Rep. Gary Howell, R-North Branch; audio on House passage of local firearms legislation

Rep. Howell talks about House passage Wednesday of his HB 4616, which works to enforce a bi-partisan state firearms preemption law that has been on the books since 1990.  The Howell legislation would allow aggrieved citizens to file suit against municipalities and give courts the authority to overturn local ordinances not in compliance with the…

Rep. Gary Howell, R-North Branch; audio on career technical education legislation

Rep. Howell talks about his legislation in a four-bill package designed to provide greater flexibility for high school students pursuing a path in career technical education.  Rep. Howell’s bill, currently pending in the Workforce and Talent Development Committee, would allow students to substitute a class in statistics for the state’s Algebra II requirement.  

Rep. Gary Howell, R-North Branch; audio on opioid antagonist legislation

Rep. Howell talks about Tuesday’s House Health Policy Committee meeting that took testimony on his HB 5790, which expands existing law to allow state and local corrections officers to use life-saving opioid antagonists that stop overdoses.  Rep. Howell was joined for the Committee meeting by Lapeer County Sheriff Ron Kalaninquin and Lapeer County Deputy Joe Davis. …