Plan from U.P. legislators cuts red tape, allows for residents to enjoy greater personal freedom

Legislation sponsored by U.P. state Reps. Beau LaFave and Greg Markkanen protecting Michiganders’ private property rights from government overreach was advanced on Tuesday in bipartisan fashion by the House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee. The measure, House Bill 4331, allows individuals to transport uncased, loaded long-barreled firearms on private land using any kind of…

Rep. LaFave comments on Senate car insurance plan

State Rep. Beau LaFave, member of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates, today issued the following statement in response to the Michigan Senate approving no-fault car insurance reform: “I applaud the Senate for moving on a bill to solve Michigan’s car insurance nightmare, and was honored to be on the floor behind…

House panel hears LaFave plan protecting private property rights from government overreach

Lawmaker authors measure promoting greater personal freedom State Rep. Beau LaFave today testified before the House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee in support of his plan giving Michiganders greater personal freedom and protecting them from unreasonable prosecution. LaFave’s measure, House Bill 4331, would allow individuals to transport uncased, loaded long-barreled firearms on private land…

Rep. LaFave votes to ‘Raise the Age’ for juvenile justice in Michigan

Legislation ends policy requiring 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in court State Rep. Beau LaFave today voted to end the policy requiring all 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in Michigan’s criminal justice system. The plan was overwhelmingly approved by the Michigan House and now advances to the Senate for consideration. Michigan is one…

Rep. LaFave votes to protect Michigan drivers from speed traps

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, voted this week to protect Michigan drivers from unsafe driving conditions and unfair speed traps. LaFave voted against House Bill 4118, which would allow communities to go without speed limit signs on certain residential streets. The House approved the bill despite LaFave’s opposition. “Speed limit signage gives drivers,…

Rep. LaFave mobilizes plan for updated accessibility logo

State Rep. Beau LaFave has introduced a plan to update the accessibility icon used on signs and in parking lots and buildings in Michigan, better reflecting the lifestyles of people with disabilities. The legislation would require that any new placement or replacement of signs displaying the international symbol of access utilize the updated logo, which…

Rep. LaFave invites residents to April office hours

Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced his April office hours for residents of Dickinson, Menominee, and Delta counties. “Office hours provide a great opportunity to meet with people in the district and address their questions and concerns,” Rep. LaFave said. “Hearing from constituents is one of the best parts of my job.” The office…

LaFave: New veterans homes should include designated smoking areas

House approves resolution urging facility authority to include sections in plans The Michigan House this week approved state Rep. Beau LaFave’s call for the Michigan Veterans’ Facility Authority to include designated smoking areas in upcoming state veterans’ homes. In 2016, the Michigan Veterans’ Facility Authority was established and provided with $42 million in state funds…

Rep. LaFave introduces plan to award electoral votes by congressional district

Legislation would ensure U.P. is not ignored by presidential candidates State Rep. Beau LaFave has introduced a plan to end Michigan’s “winner-takes-all” approach to allocating electoral votes for presidential elections. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said apportioning electoral votes based on congressional district will ensure that rural areas of the state – especially the Upper Peninsula…

Rep. LaFave: Updates to law essential as we see a rise in digital currency

Plan in bipartisan package approved in House vote A proposal from state Rep. Beau LaFave expanding criminal definition in instances where money changes hands today was approved by the Michigan House. LaFave’s legislation, House Bill 4104, does not create any new crimes or strengthen penalties. It adds to definition within the Michigan Penal Code to…

LaFave plan safeguards first responders from political retribution

The House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee today approved legislation authored by state Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, protecting law enforcement officials from discipline or termination when calling for federal backup. LaFave’s plan creates the County Law Enforcement Protection Act, outlawing local units of government from enacting ordinances that limit a local official,…