Rep. LaFave fires back after Michigan Dems introduce plan to restrict gun rights

State Rep. Beau LaFave said legislation introduced this week by Democrats in the Legislature is just the latest attempt by liberals to chip away at the fundamental right of Michigan citizens to keep and bear arms. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said the latest proposal by Democratic lawmakers to require universal background checks every time a…

LaFave: Michigan House votes to restore funding for local governments, veterans services

State Rep. Beau LaFave and the Michigan House today approved a budget plan to reverse many of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s politically motivated budget vetoes – a key step in the effort to restore funding for local governments, law enforcement, veterans services and other vital programs. Whitmer cut nearly $1.6 billion in Legislature-approved funding. The House…

Rep. LaFave invites residents to December office hours

Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced his December office hours for residents of Dickinson, Menominee, and Delta counties. The office hours schedule is as follows: Friday, Dec. 6 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST at the Randville Bar & Grill, 7463 M-95 in Iron Mountain. Saturday, Dec. 7 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. CST at…

Rep. LaFave: Plan to end deer baiting ban approved by Senate

State Rep. Beau LaFave said a plan he co-sponsored to end the ban on feeding and baiting deer and elk in Michigan was approved today by the Michigan Senate. LaFave said the ban – issued by the Michigan Natural Resources Commission in August 2018 amid concerns about the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) –…

Rep. LaFave: Meaningful expungement reforms must include OWI offenses

State representative explains ‘no’ vote on legislation State Rep. Beau LaFave said he voted against an expungement reform plan in the Michigan House this week because the proposal excludes several types of people who deserve a second chance. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said he was excited when he first learned the plan was being introduced…

Rep. LaFave plan makes hunting possible for hunters with disabilities

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, this week offered testimony on a proposal that will allow hunters with physical disabilities a realistic option for hunting. House Bill 4332 would allow the Department of Natural Resources to issue permits allowing the use of pneumatic air bows during bow season. The air bow uses compressed air…

Rep. LaFave invites residents to October office hours

Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced his October office hours for residents of Dickinson, Menominee, and Delta counties. “I look forward to seeing everyone at my upcoming office hours,” Rep. LaFave said. “We have been doing a lot of good things in Lansing to benefit everyday Yoopers.” The office hours schedule is as follows:…

Rep. LaFave’s plan for updated accessibility icon keeps moving

State Rep. Beau LaFave’s 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, has been unanimously approved by the state House. The legislation requires any new placement or replacement of signs displaying the international symbol of access to utilize…

LaFave responds to court blocking governor’s flavored nicotine ban

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today issued the following statement after a judge granted Marc Slis’, the owner of 906 Vapor in Houghton, motion to temporarily block Gov. Whitmer’s flavored nicotine ban: “Us Yoopers are fighters. We will fight this unconstitutional, unilateral and unwise executive action with every fiber of our being. Today’s…

LaFave, House committee take up constitutional carry bills

The House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee, chaired by state Rep. Beau LaFave, today heard testimony on a bipartisan plan that would implement “constitutional carry” in Michigan. The legislation before the committee, House Bills 4770-4774, would let law-abiding citizens conceal carry in the same places they already can open carry without a permit. The…