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Byron Center fire officials join Rep. Brann for Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Tommy Brann, of Wyoming, is joined today by Byron Center Deputy Fire Chief Mike Driesenga (left) and Firefighter Nick Williams (right) for the House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 ceremony. The observance memorializes Michigan first responders and members of the military who died in the line of duty during the past year. #####

Committee approves Rep. Brann’s plan to honor fallen servicemen

Portions of highway U.S. 131 to be renamed in the city of Wyoming The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Tommy Brann to honor Army Spc. Eric T. Burri, Marine Cpl. Ross A. Smith and Army Pfc. Nicholas H. Blodgett by renaming portions of U.S. 131 in the…

Brann bill signed into law, will help solve missing person cases

Use of national database to provide more information, help law enforcement State Rep. Tommy Brann’s legislation requiring Michigan law enforcement officials to share missing person information on a national database was signed into law this week. The database, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs), gathers information from medical examiners, law enforcement officials, and…

Senate unanimously approves Rep. Brann bill to help solve missing person cases

The state Senate today unanimously approved state Rep. Tommy Brann’s bill requiring Michigan law enforcement officials to share missing person information on a national database focuses on the specialized cases. The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) gathers information from medical examiners, law enforcement officials, and the general public into its three databases involving…

Rep. Brann: LARA, DIFS budgets clear appropriations subcommittee

Includes health care study to save taxpayer money   State Rep. Tommy Brann, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and the Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS), today announced the panel has approved budget plans for the coming fiscal year. Brann, of Wyoming, said the…

Brann, local officials testify on need to protect public from traps

Injury to Wyoming police officer inspires bills State Rep. Tommy Brann today testified before the House Law and Justice Committee on the need to protect police officers and citizens from pre-set traps that cause serious injuries. The legislation was inspired by a Wyoming police officer who was severely injured in February 2017 after jumping over…

House unanimously approves bill to help solve missing person cases

Rep. Brann bill calls for sharing information on a national database The state House on Thursday unanimously approved state Rep. Tommy Brann’s bill to have Michigan law enforcement officials share missing person information on a national database geared toward the specialized cases. The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) gathers information from medical examiners,…

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Governor signs Rep. Brann’s bill expanding availability of beer growlers

Measure would benefit Michigan’s craft beer business and consumers State Rep. Tommy Brann’s legislation to make beer growlers more widely available in Michigan has been signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder Brann’s legislation, signed by the governor on Wednesday, allows more retailers such as smaller grocery stores and beer and wines specialty shops to…

Rep. Brann and Michigan House approve more money for road repairs

Plan includes money specifically for West Michigan Roads in Kent County would benefit from legislation approved today by Rep. Tommy Brann and the Michigan House. The $175 million bill provides additional money for road preservation and construction across Michigan as early as this summer. “Taxpayers shouldn’t have to dodge potholes while driving around our state,”…

Committee approves Brann bill to help solve missing person cases

The House Law and Justice Committee today unanimously approved state Rep. Tommy Brann’s legislation to require Michigan law enforcement officials to share information into a national missing person database. The bill specifies all information pertaining to missing, unidentified and unclaimed persons to be uploaded to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs). NamUs is…

Rep. Brann: Ending driver responsibility fees provides a fresh start, forgives debt

State Rep. Tommy Brann today voted for legislation to end the senseless driver responsibility fees and forgive outstanding debt. Brann, of Wyoming, said the fees have been in place since 2003 and resulted in the revocation of hundreds of thousands of driver’s licenses across Michigan. At the time of initial passage, supporters said the fees…

Rep. Brann testifies for use of missing persons database

State Rep. Tommy Brann, of Wyoming, today testified on the need for Michigan law enforcement officials to share information into a national missing person database. Brann’s legislation would require all missing, unidentified and unclaimed persons information currently shared on the national Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) also be uploaded to the National Missing and Unidentified…