Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; audio on pneumatic hunting weapon legislation

Rep. LaFave talks about his HB 5180, which breaks down barriers for outdoor enthusiasts with physical limitations and gives them the freedom to hunt on their own using pneumatic weapons.  The legislation has already passed through the House and will be pending before the Senate Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Committee this Fall.  

Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; audio on air ambulance legislation

Rep. LaFave talks about his HB 5219, currently pending before the full Michigan Senate.   The legislation requires air ambulance operators to give nonemergency patients a notice to be signed before sending an air ambulance to discuss all methods of transportation and costs. Many times, patients are transported to hospitals by air ambulance without having a…

Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; audio on protecting funding to UP communities

Rep. LaFave talks about his no vote on HB 5908, which re-calibrates some of the state’s reimbursement of lost Personal Property Tax revenue to local communities.  Rep. LaFave says he is concerned the measure could harm funding to some areas in his district and adds he will continue to work for more equity as the…

Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; audio on Committee passage of school safety legislation

Rep. LaFave talks about passage Wednesday by the House Appropriations Committee of his legislation, HB 5851, requiring schools to submit incident reports to a proposed statewide school safety commission. The reports would provide the commission with examples of how incidents and threats were handled to develop best practices for other Michigan schools to follow.  The…

Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; audio on mobility device legislation

Rep. LaFave talks about his testimony in the House Transportation Committee this week on his HB 5834, which exempts persons with a mobility disability from being required to obtain a drivers license to operate a powered wheelchair or similar mobility device.  Rep. LaFave uses a prosthetic leg and says current Michigan law literally would require…

Rep. Beau LaFave; audio on school safety legislation

Rep. LaFave talks about testifying before the House Appropriations Committee on his HB 5851, requiring schools to submit incident reports to a proposed statewide school safety commission. The reports would provide the commission with examples of how incidents and threats were handled to develop best practices for other Michigan schools to follow.  The measure remains…