House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee takes testimony on Johnson bill

State Rep. Steve Johnson today testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of legislation to allow Michigan vehicle owners the option to renew their vehicle registration for up to two years. Currently, a vehicle can only be registered for 12 months, or slightly longer if a registration is renewed less than six…

Rep. Johnson memorializes fallen soldier during Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Steven Johnson today took part in the House of Representatives’ Sept. 11 Memorial Service, honoring a soldier from Grand Rapids who died in the line of duty. Johnson, of Wayland, read the name of U.S. Army Sgt. Terrence Hinton, who died May 14 in a military vehicle accident in Hawaii. “On the anniversary…

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 22 Kent County Tim Hortons 4417 Kalamazoo Ave. SE in Kentwood 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Allegan County Colonial Kitchen 1825 142nd Ave. in Dorr 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. “Open and honest communication with residents…

Rep. Johnson announces August office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Thursday, August 17 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. “I am committed to…

Rep. Johnson announces July office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Friday, July 14 Allegan County Colonial Kitchen 1825 142nd Ave. in Dorr 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. “Open and honest communication with…

Declaration of Independence op-ed

Each Fourth of July, we celebrate America’s Declaration of Independence as we commemorate the anniversary of our country’s founding. This spirit of independence is something we should cherish and must preserve for our children. Just as our government is not beholden or dependent on another government for its sovereignty, we as individuals should not rely…

Rep. Johnson introduces bill to exempt Michigan-made gas cans from federal regulation

State Rep. Steve Johnson introduced legislation today that would make gas cans manufactured and sold in Michigan exempt from federal regulations. Federal environmental regulations have resulted in self-venting gas can designs which often make pouring fuel a frustrating and exasperating task. Johnson’s bill simply states that gas cans manufactured and sold in Michigan would not…

Rep. Steve Johnson invites residents to join him during local office hours:

Monday, June 12 Kent County Bob Evans 6565 Kalamazoo Avenue SE, in Gaines Township 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.   Allegan County Leighton Township Office 4451 12th Street Suite A, in Wayland 6:00-7:00 p.m.   “Holding local office hours is just one way I seek feedback from the people I was elected to serve,” Rep. Johnson…

Rep. Johnson introduces bill to create two-year vehicle registration option

State Rep. Steve Johnson introduced legislation today that would allow Michigan vehicle owners to renew their vehicle registration for two years. Currently, a vehicle can only be registered for 12 months, or slightly longer if a registration is renewed less than six months before an individual’s birthday. House Bill 4663 would offer Michigan vehicle owners…

May Office Hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Friday, May 26   Allegan County Big Boy 1180 W. Superior Street, in Wayland 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.   Kent County The Red Geranium 6670 Kalamazoo Ave SE, in Grand Rapids 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.   “It’s…

Bipartisan bill package would implement Constitutional Carry in Michigan

This week, State Rep. Steve Johnson introduced legislation as part of a bipartisan package of bills to implement ‘Constitutional Carry’ in Michigan. These bills would allow individuals who legally own a pistol to legally carry in places where either Concealed Pistol License holders or open carry is currently allowed. “I am a staunch supporter of…

Legislators request investigation of Pure Michigan program

State Reps. Steve Johnson and Martin Howrylak have sent a letter to the Michigan Auditor General requesting a study into the effectiveness of the Pure Michigan program. Since its inception in 2006, the Pure Michigan program has been touted as an amazing success in driving tourism and customers to local Michigan businesses. However, there has…