Restoring the original promise of the 2nd Amendment in Michigan

By State Rep. Steven Johnson of Wayland Today, more than ever – as big government and power-hungry politicians continue to jeopardize our most basic rights – it’s vital that Michigan residents are able to protect themselves and their families. The right to “keep and bear arms” for self-defense is not a privilege afforded by local…

Microgrid legislation receives diverse support at House Energy Committee

LANSING – At a House Energy Committee meeting on Wednesday, a broad, bipartisan lineup of organizations– including engineers, officials from the City of Grand Rapids, former military officials and energy experts–expressed support for House Bill 4477. The bipartisan legislation, sponsored by Rep. Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) would allow for the use of microgrids for critical facilities,…

Reps. Johnson, O’Malley host informative roads town hall in Allegan County

State Rep. Steven Johnson, of Wayland, recently hosted community members for a town hall meeting to discuss road funding with special guest Rep. Jack O’Malley, chair of the House Transportation Committee. The discussion included an update on current road funding, a summary on the history of road funding in Michigan and potential options to continue…

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 19, 2019 Kent County Kentwood Branch Library 4950 Breton Road SE in Kentwood 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Allegan County Simply Celia’s 142 S. Main St. in Wayland 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. “Open and honest…

Rep. Johnson: Legislature looks to score second victory for Michigan drivers with roads

The 100th Michigan Legislature scored a big victory for Michigan drivers recently, approving a long-overdue car insurance overhaul to fix the state’s much-maligned no-fault system and deliver drivers guaranteed cost-savings. The bipartisan plan we approved was the product of months of research, input from thousands of drivers and their families and the willingness of Democrats…

Johnson bill would end discrimination against foster parents

State Rep. Steve Johnson today introduced a bipartisan plan that would prevent the state from discriminating against foster parents who do not vaccinate their own biological children. “There is a well-documented foster home shortage in Michigan,” said Johnson, of Wayland. “The number of foster children is greater than there are homes available for placement, and…

Rep. Johnson announces June office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Friday, June 14 Allegan County Big Boy 1180 W. Superior St. in Wayland 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Kent County Kentwood Branch Library 4950 Breton Road SE in Kentwood 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. “Open and honest communication with…

Rep. Johnson votes to reform car insurance and deliver guaranteed savings to Michigan drivers

State Rep. Steve Johnson today supported a bipartisan plan to deliver significant rate relief to drivers across the state. The House overwhelmingly voted to approve legislation guaranteeing lower rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, stopping price gouging on medical services for car accident victims, and combating fraudulent claims to help…

Rep. Johnson plan would save unborn children with beating hearts from abortion

State Rep. Steve Johnson today introduced a plan to protect the life of an unborn child from an abortion once a heartbeat is detected. “A heartbeat is a universal indicator of life,” said Johnson, of Wayland. “It’s time we be a voice for the voiceless, and uphold our constitutional duty to protect and defend the…

Johnson bill would give utility customers control of their own data

Today, State Rep. Steve Johnson introduced legislation to ensure Michigan utility customers co-own and control their personal energy usage data. “Technology is rapidly developing and shows no signs of slowing down,” said Johnson, R-Wayland. “As viable energy alternatives grow, so does the need for individual control of personal information and data.” Johnson’s bill simply states…

Rep. Johnson announces May office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Friday, May 17, 2019 Allegan County Colonial Kitchen 1825 142nd Ave. in Door 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Kent County Chick-fil-A 1545 Edgeknoll Drive in Gaines Twp. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. “Open and honest communication with residents is…