Rep. Thomas Albert, R-Lowell; audio on anti-vaping legislation

Rep. Albert talks about his HB 4164, which would ban the sale of any device that allows minors to consume vaporized nicotine.  The Representative says 20th century tobacco laws are not sufficient to combat vaping among Michigan’s young people.  

Rep. Thomas Albert, R-Belding; audio on signing of victim impact legislation

Rep. Albert talks about the signing into law by the Governor of his HB 5798, now PA 370 of 2018,  which expands the list of individuals who are statutorily granted the ability to provide a victim impact statement at the defendant’s sentencing, if the victim consents.   The legislation is part of a package of…

Rep. Thomas Albert, R-Kent County; audio on legislation protecting Michigan deer

Rep. Albert talks about his new legislation that prohibits the importation of live deer – including whitetail deer, elk and moose – into Michigan.  Current law already prohibits bringing a deer carcass into the state.  The legislation is part of a three-bill package designed to limit the exposure of Michigan cervids to Chronic Wasting Disease….

Rep. Thomas Albert, R-Lowell; audio on signing of school retirement reform legislation

Rep. Albert talks about the signing into law Thursday of legislation reforming the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System, or MPSERS, a move he says will ultimately lead to more dollars in the classroom, while capping future retirement liabilities and providing a modernized retirement system for new school employees.  Rep. Albert spearheaded the plan in…