Rep. LaFave: School safety grants headed to Upper Peninsula

State Rep. Beau LaFave this week welcomed the announcement of $25 million in grants to improve school building safety across Michigan — including money specifically for Upper Peninsula schools. “Absolutely nothing is more important than the safety and protection of our kids,” said LaFave, of Iron Mountain. “These grants will help schools take steps to…

Rep. LaFave applauds agreement to shut down, replace Line 5 in Straits

Representative votes to strengthen pipeline safety standards State Rep. Beau LaFave today said an agreement reached between the state of Michigan and Enbridge will lead to major safety enhancements along Line 5 and ensure local communities continue to have access to reliable energy resources. Under the agreement, Enbridge will permanently shut down the current segment…

Rep. LaFave: End of driver responsibility fees brings relief to local drivers

State Rep. Beau LaFave today said the new law eliminating punitive driver responsibility fees in Michigan took effect this week, bringing relief to hundreds of thousands of motorists. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, voted for the plan, which was signed into law in March as part of a multi-bill package ending the fees and offering full…

Rep. LaFave plan removes overregulation from Michigan’s natural resources laws

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Maintain, today announced a plan to decriminalize and repeal dozens of non-violent offenses outdoor enthusiasts might unknowingly commit. LaFave said his legislation will help ensure the punishment fits the crime when it comes to offenses laid out in Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act. “Failing to put your…

LaFave’s plan to modernize boater safety certification system sails through House

State Rep. Beau LaFave’s plan giving Michigan boaters the option to present electronic proof of their boating safety certifications was unanimously approved today by the Michigan House. “It’s the 21st Century. We can do better than paper certificates that are destroyed the second they get wet,” said LaFave, of Iron Mountain. “It’s time to give…

Rep. LaFave introduces breed-inclusive service animal legislation

A new plan proposed by state Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, will keep local governments from enacting breed-specific ordinances related to service animals. Service animals have seen a spike in popularity due to the essential lifeline they provide to their handlers, allowing for more independence and peace of mind. “My position is very simple,”…

Rep. LaFave calls for action to ensure road projects are completed on time

Legislator: Record road funding no good if needed work is delayed Last month, state Rep. Beau LaFave called upon Gov. Rick Snyder to consider the activation of the National Guard to resume road projects across Michigan and the Upper Peninsula that are stopped by a labor dispute. Gov. Rick Snyder this week mentioned the possibility…

Rep. LaFave proposal helps protect animals locked inside hot cars

Breaking window to save pets in clear danger would be deemed lawful A bipartisan effort spearheaded by state Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, would grant criminal immunity to individuals who break a car window to help a distressed animal if they feel the situation is dire. House Bill 6298, sponsored by LaFave, looks to…

Rep. LaFave: Let the people decide the fate of no-fault car insurance

Michigan’s no-fault car insurance system – responsible for the costliest rates in the nation – could have its fate decided by voters under a new plan announced Thursday by state Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain. “Our car insurance rates are just too expensive,” said LaFave, who is a member of the House Insurance Committee….

Rep. LaFave: Acts of school violence should appear on a background check

People convicted of planning or carrying out a violent threat against students and school employees on school grounds will see it on their criminal record under a plan unveiled today by state Rep. Beau LaFave. “We need to ensure our children receiving an education and our hard-working teachers are safe in the classroom,” said LaFave,…