Rep. Howrylak, House honor Pearl Harbor survivor

State Representative Martin Howrylak joined the Michigan House of Representatives today in honoring Don Bloomfield, a survivor of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. One of the few remaining Michigan-based survivors of Pearl Harbor, Bloomfield received a standing ovation from the House members on the 75th anniversary of the attack. “The 75th anniversary of the…

Rep. Howrylak introduces legislation to lower vehicle registration fees

Rep. Martin Howrylak recently introduced legislation to reduce vehicle registration fees for Michigan drivers. Under current state law, a vehicle’s original registration fee is based on the list price. The future assessed value of the vehicle decreases by 10 percent for the second and subsequent registrations. “I’ve heard from several concerned citizens in my district…

Rep. Howrylak legislation to increase access for mental healthcare services

State Rep. Martin Howrylak has introduced two bills to ensure mental health care coverage would be just as accessible to patients as other forms of medical treatment. If enacted, House Bills 6011 and 6012 will amend the Nonprofit Health Care Corporation Reform Act and the Insurance Code Act to require insurers to offer the same…

Rep. Howrylak bill introduced to improve education for deaf students

Today, bi-partisan reforms were introduced in the state House and Senate to improve education outcomes for students who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind or Hard of Hearing. “I am excited to introduce these landmark education reforms with my colleagues in the Legislative Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing Issues Caucus,” said Rep. Martin Howrylak, R-Troy, who sponsors…

Rep. Howrylak Announces December Office Hours

Rep. Martin Howrylak will be hosting office hours on December 3 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Troy Library and December 5 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Clawson Library. The residents of the 41st House District are encouraged to attend and meet with Rep. Howrylak.   Office Hours: Saturday, December 3 from…

Rep Howrylak introduces Epi-Pen bills

State Reps. Martin Howrylak and Jim Tedder introduced legislation this week to bring financial relief to Michigan schools in the wake of rising prices for epinephrine autoinjectors used to treat allergic reactions, also known as Epi-Pens. If enacted, House Bills 6049 and 6050 would allow all Michigan schools to receive a prescription for epinephrine. This…

Rep. Howrylak invites public to consumer education event

State Rep. Martin Howrylak will host a public home repair and equity scam consumer Education event at the Clawson Community Center, located at 509 Fisher Court, at 11 a.m. on Dec. 2. “This consumer education event will teach citizens about the telltale signs of home repair scams,” said Rep. Howrylak, R-Troy. “Homeownership brings great responsibility….

Rep. Howrylak introduces legislation in honor of Troy police officer

State Rep. Martin Howrylak introduced legislation this week in honor of Troy Police Officer Martin “Marty” Chivas, who died in the line of duty on April 22, 1974. If enacted, House Bill 6041 would name the portion of I-75 located at the Rochester Road exit as “Officer Martin ‘Marty’ Chivas Memorial Highway.” “Our community is…

Special Interests and Your Election Ballot

It’s that time of year, when the evening news is dominated by political pundits and various candidates discussing the upcoming election. Many voters are busy researching the candidates but the names listed on the ballot are only a small part of the picture. Special interest groups often fly under the radar in the election debate…

Michigan House approves key FOIA reform plan

Today, the Michigan House of Representatives approved a 10-bill reform plan (House Bills 5469-5478), including House Bill 5470 sponsored by Rep. Martin Howrylak, in a push for increased transparency in Michigan’s government. “Our government works best when it is held accountable by the people,” said Rep. Howrylak, R-Troy. “The executive and legislative branches of Michigan’s…

Rep. Howrylak introduces legislation to provide tax relief for all citizens

Today, State Rep. Martin Howrylak introduced House Bill 5888 to amend the Income Tax Act and lower the tax burden for all Michigan residents. Although incomes are on the rise in Michigan, many hardworking citizens and their families are still struggling to recover financially from the recession. HB 5888 will increase the personal exemption citizens…

Rep. Howrylak welcomes local police officers for 9/11 Memorial

State Rep. Martin Howrylak was joined by special guests Clawson Police Chief Harry Anderson and Lieutenant Scott Salter from Troy Police Department for the annual Michigan House of Representatives 9/11 Memorial Service today. The ceremony marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States and honored military members and first…

Rep. Howrylak introduces distracted driving legislation

Rep. Martin Howrylak and Jim Santilli, chief executive officer of the Transportation Improvement Association, announced today distracted driving legislation they’ve designed with the goal of reducing fatalities, injuries, and traffic crashes in Michigan. “Far too many citizens have been victimized of by a distracted driver and some have tragically lost their lives,” said Rep. Howrylak,…

Rep. Howrylak announces September office hours

Rep. Martin Howrylak will be hosting office hours on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Troy Library. The residents of the 41st House District are encouraged to attend the event and meet with Rep. Howrylak.   Office Hours: September 10th from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Troy Library 510 W Big Beaver…

Rep. Howrylak announces August office hours

Rep. Martin Howrylak will be hosting office hours on Monday, August 15 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Clawson Library. The residents of the 41st House District are encouraged to attend the event and meet with Representative Howrylak.   Clawson Office Hours Blair Memorial Public Library 416 N Main St, Clawson, MI 48017 Monday,…