Rep. Brann hails Aug. 19 as International Homeless Animals Day in Michigan

State Rep. Tommy Brann today offered support for House Resolution 126, which declares Aug. 19 as International Homeless Animals Day throughout the state. Each year, over 7 million companion animals enter shelters in the United States and approximately 2.7 million of those animals are euthanized. Some euthanizations are performed due to space concerns in shelters…

Rep. Brann announces August office hours

State Rep. Tommy Brann encourages residents to attend his local office hours during the month of August. “Hosting office hours is just one way I seek feedback from the people I was elected to represent,” Brann said. “I enjoy hosting office hours because listening and understanding the concerns of residents in the district helps me…

Rep. Brann introduces legislation to create Veterans Training Service Dog Pilot Program

State Rep. Tommy Brann introduced legislation yesterday in the Michigan House of Representatives that would create the Veterans Training Service Dog Pilot Program within the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. A fund for the program would also be created within the Michigan Treasury. The pilot program would run for five years and would allow…

Rep. Brann’s ‘500 foot’ alcohol measure signed into law

Rep. Tommy Brann’s bill clarifying Michigan’s “500-foot rule” related to alcohol sales near churches and schools was signed into law today by Gov. Rick Snyder. The measure becomes the first public act – or bill signed into law – of Brann’s legislative career, which began in January. “Clarifying this rule will benefit everyone involved,” Brann,…

Rep. Brann announces July office hours

State Rep. Tommy Brann of Wyoming invites the people of Byron Township and the City of Wyoming to attend his local office hours to share their thoughts and concerns regarding state government. Rep. Brann will host regular office hours in the City of Wyoming on the second Friday of each month, and in Byron Township…

Rep. Brann votes for funding to rebuild Ideal Park

Site was destroyed in 2014 tornado   State Rep. Tommy Brann today voted in favor a bill to approve funds for Natural Resources Trust Fund projects, including the money to rebuild a park in Wyoming that was decimated during a tornado in 2014. Brann, of Wyoming, said the House approved the funding – Trust Fund…

Bipartisan effort seeks to raise Michigan’s smoking age to 21, change other tobacco laws

A bipartisan group of Michigan lawmakers today detailed legislation that would raise the state’s legal smoking age to 21 and make other important changes to the state’s tobacco laws. Other revisions include banning tobacco product vending machines, enhanced hookah tobacco regulations and modified penalties for those who break the law. “The Michigan Constitution directs the…

Committee approves Rep. Brann bills to improve pet protections

The House Law and Justice Committee today approved legislation to improve protections for companion pets, sponsored by state Rep. Tommy Brann of Wyoming. Under House Bill 4332, it would be a crime to knowingly torture, mutilate or kill an animal with the intent to cause mental distress to or exert control over a person. The…

House committee hears testimony to improve pet protections

State Rep. Tommy Brann, of Wyoming, testified before the House Law and Justice Committee Tuesday in support of his legislation to improve protections for companion and family pets. “Pets are a crucial part of many Michigan families, often like children and close friends,” Brann said. “As a pet lover myself, I believe justice and fairness…

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Rep. Brann invites residents to office hours

State Rep. Tommy Brann of Wyoming invites residents from Byron Township and the City of Wyoming to attend his local office hours during the month on May. Office hours provide an opportunity for people to meet with their representative in an informal setting, to discuss concerns regarding state government. “I want to hear about issues…

Rep. Brann welcomes guests to House floor

Rep. Tommy Brann welcomed two guests to the House floor this week. Teyei Joel Pam and Reouhidi Reuben Ndjerareou, both originally from Africa, wanted to visit the state Capitol to learn more about our system of government. Rep. Brann’s guests were able to sit with him on the floor and watch the House session proceedings….

Rep. Brann: House budget boosts education, veterans

Proposal also helps people caring for loved ones   State Rep. Tommy Brann today voted for the House version of the state budget, joining his colleagues on the Appropriations Committee in approving the fiscal plan and sending it to the full House for consideration. Brann, of Wyoming, who serves as chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee…