Kesto e-bike legislation cruises through Tourism Committee

Legislation introduced by state Rep. Klint Kesto exempts electric bicycles, commonly referred to as “e-bikes,” from no-fault insurance. The bill is part of a greater package to allow the use of e-bikes on Michigan bicycle trails. “E-bikes are not motor vehicles and really shouldn’t be required to be insured under Michigan’s auto no-fault system,” said…

Hughes’ e-bike legislation rolls through committee

Bill sponsor gears up for floor vote Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Holly Hughes, of Montague, to provide a regulatory framework for electric bicycle (e-bike) use was approved today by the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee. E-bikes differ from regular bikes in that they utilize an electrically powered motor for propulsion. They must be…

VanderWall bills encourage hunting in Michigan

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Curt VanderWall creates additional opportunities to entice out-of-state hunters to choose Michigan as their outdoor recreation destination. In 2014, the state of Michigan consolidated all hunting licenses into a more streamlined offering. One of the changes made was the establishment of a seven-day license for small game hunting at a…

Rep. Cole’s catch-of-the-day: Free Fishing Weekend in Pure Michigan

State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, announced today that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) is sponsoring a free weekend of fishing this Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12. “This weekend is ideal for educating the youngsters about the importance of learning great outdoor skills,” said Rep. Cole. “Teaching our next generation the value of…