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,…

Rep. LaFave weighs in on latest efforts to reduce Michigan’s car insurance rates

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, Thursday responded to the latest controversy regarding Michigan’s highest-in-the-nation car insurance rates. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, along with eight motorists from across the state, filed a lawsuit earlier Thursday in U.S. District Court in Detroit deeming Michigan’s no-fault law unconstitutional. The group seeks fair rates for drivers statewide. “The…

LaFave plan ensures Michigan juries are completely informed of rights

A plan introduced by state Rep. Beau LaFave with bipartisan support would require Michigan judges to fully inform jurors of their authority to set aside unjust laws. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said many people who serve on juries do not realize they have the right to acquit someone who has technically broken the law if…

Rep. LaFave announces water system grant for Escanaba

State agency allocates $389,000 to help improve water quality State Rep. Beau LaFave today announced the City of Escanaba Public Works Department has qualified for a $389,000 grant to upgrade its water system to improve quality and preserve public health. “This is great news for residents who rely on Escanaba’s system for what comes out…

LaFave: If it’s illegal with $20, it should be with Bitcoin as well

Legislator: Michigan law has to be updated to 2018 standards State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today announced he has introduced legislation to update current state law to include cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, when pertaining to items of value used in criminal acts. “Anyone in my district knows value is often measured beyond money,”…

Rep. LaFave calls for support of local businesses during Buy Michigan week

State Rep. Beau LaFave today encouraged local residents to consider buying locally made products and services during Buy Michigan Week – set for Saturday, July 28-Sunday, Aug. 5. Purchasing goods and services locally leads to a ripple effect on the region that promotes small business growth, creates more jobs and strengthens state and local economies….