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…

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

Rep. LaFave speaks on the House floor Thursday prior to passage of his HB 5180, which would allow bow hunters with a disability that prevents them from firing a bow or cross bow to utilize a pneumatic airbow.   Persons with a physical disability as defined in the bill may be issued a permit to use a…