Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Escanaba; audio on new disabled vets legislation

Rep. LaFave talks about his new House Bills 4551 and 4552.  HB 4551 will allow disabled veterans to get into Michigan State Parks without having to purchase a park passport, while HB 4552 would enable disabled vets to use a handicapped sticker on their specialized state license plate rather than having to acquire a placard…

Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; audio on updated disabled parking sign

On Wednesday, when hundreds gathered at the state Capitol to raise awareness of disabilities, Rep. LaFave introduced legislation that would update the symbol on signs designating parking spots for the disabled in Michigan to employ the image of a more dynamic, active individual.  The plan would also eliminate the use of the word “handicapped” from…

Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; audio on repeal of auto no-fault

Rep. LaFave talks about his legislation, part of an eight-bill package, that would repeal the auto no-fault insurance system in Michigan. Rep. LaFave serves on the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates.  The package continues the requirement that all Michigan drivers have insurance, but provides more choice and flexibility by eliminating the mandate…

Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; audio on signing of UP judgeship legislation

Rep. LaFave talks about the signing of legislation by the Governor Thursday that will retain the 95-A District Court judgeship in Menominee County, a move that in turn will retain the current level of access to the court systems in Iron and Dickinson Counties. In the absence of the new law, the 95-A judgeship would…