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…

Rep. Hughes hosts e-bike tour on Hart Montague Trailway

State Rep. Holly Hughes hosted a 22-mile round-trip electric bike excursion Friday on the Hart Montague Trailway to increase awareness for her recently introduced e-bike legislation. The legislation would officially allow the use of e-bikes on Michigan trails and creates a regulatory framework for their use. Electric bikes differ from regular bikes in that they…

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. Hughes welcomes PBS’s Under the Radar to Tourism Committee

State Rep. Holly Hughes, chair of the House Tourism and Recreation Committee, welcomed Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman from “Under the Radar,” the PBS television show that features the people, places and things that make Michigan special on Wednesay. “There’s a power in talking to the people of Michigan,” said Edelman, “Under the Radar” producer….