Rep. Johnson spearheads plan to offer two-year vehicle registrations

State Rep. Steven Johnson today introduced a plan to help reduce wait times at Secretary of State offices by offering Michigan drivers the option to pay vehicle registration fees two years at a time. “We can better serve the people of Michigan by offering them option to renew their license plate tags on a multi-year…

Rep. Johnson announces November office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Friday, November 8th Allegan County Colonial Kitchen 1825 142nd Ave. in Dorr 8 – 9 a.m. Kent County Kentwood Branch Library 4950 Breton Rd. SE in Kentwood  noon – 1 p.m.   “Open and honest communication with…

Johnson plan protects those using flavored vaping products to quit smoking

State Rep. Steve Johnson, of Wayland, today testified in support of his plan exempting low nicotine level flavored vaping products from the governor’s flavored vaping ban. Under the governor’s ban, all retailers, vape re-sellers and distributors are prohibited from selling any flavored e-cigarette products besides the flavor of tobacco, regardless of nicotine levels. “It’s quite…

Johnson: Unused laws should be taken off the books

State Rep. Steve Johnson has introduced legislation that would repeal Michigan’s unused estate tax provision. Prior to 2002, Michigan’s estate tax was a pickup tax that piggybacked on the federal estate tax due to the availability of a federal credit for estate taxes paid at the state level. As a result, Michigan and 37 other…

Johnson testifies before House panel on plan implementing Constitutional Carry in Michigan

State Rep. Steve Johnson, of Wayland, this week testified before the House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee in support of a bipartisan plan he is spearheading that would implement Constitutional Carry in Michigan. Constitutional Carry means that one does not need a special license or permit to legally conceal carry a firearm. States across…

Rep. Johnson announces October office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Thursday, October 10th Kent County Gaines Township Offices 8555 Kalamazoo Ave. in Gaines Twp. 6 – 7 p.m. Allegan County Big Boy 1180 W. Superior St. in Wayland  8 – 9 p.m. “Open and honest communication with residents…

Lawmaker moves to protect low nicotine-level flavored vaping products to help those trying to quit smoking

State Rep. Steve Johnson this week introduced legislation that would exempt low level nicotine-flavored vaping products from the governor’s flavored vaping ban. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has announced revised emergency rules banning flavored vaping products, and ordering all retailers to comply within 14 days. “Government bureaucrats should not make sweeping decisions…

Johnson bill would make legislator pay equal to average Michigan wage

State Rep. Steve Johnson introduced legislation today that would make state legislator salaries equal to the average salary of a worker in Michigan. “As we go through a tough budget season, it’s important for legislators to lead by example and be good public servants,” Johnson said. “Introducing this bill gives myself and my colleagues the…

Resolution encourages moose hunt on Isle Royale

State Rep. Steve Johnson recently introduced a resolution calling on the National Park Service to establish a moose tag lottery hunt on Isle Royale, in order to help control the island’s exploding population. Isle Royale is a remote island in Lake Superior that is home to a moose population that has grown from just 515…

Johnson bill to exempt Michigan-made gas cans from federal regulation receives hearing

State Rep. Steve Johnson recently testified before the House Commerce Committee in support of House Bill 4717, which allows gas cans made, sold and used in Michigan to not conform to federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. “The gas can is a prime example of government regulations ruining a perfectly fine product made in the…

Rep. Johnson announces September office hours

     State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours:   Friday, September 13 Allegan County Simply Celia’s 142 S Main St. in Wayland 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Kent County Bob Evans 6565 Kalamazoo Ave. SE in Gaines Twp. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  …

Legislation would clarify Auditor General’s access of electronic and confidential data

State Rep. Steve Johnson’s bill that clarifies the constitutional authority of the Auditor General to access and examine electronically stored information and confidential information in the course of an audit has passed the House. The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) is tasked under the Michigan Constitution to conduct financial and performance audits of all…