On Wednesday, Dec. 30, Governor Whitmer vetoed HB 4866, which would have allowed military surplus vehicles that are over 25 years old to be eligible for a “Historic Vehicle” registration.
“The governor falsely claimed safety concerns even though those safety measures were addressed in an amendment to the bill that brought in support of the Secretary of State. House Bill 4866 received strong bipartisan support with the Senate voting unanimously in favor and our Democratic Secretary of State supporting the bill,” said Johnson. “The governor’s claims of safety concerns have no basis in reality. Either she didn’t read the bill or she is lying.”
The bill had previously passed the House by a 95-12 vote and the Senate by a 38-0 vote.
Rep. Johnson intends to continue to work with his colleagues in the Legislature and the governor’s office to find a solution agreeable to all parties. “I’m a firm believer that there is no reason why these historic military vehicles shouldn’t be allowed to obtain a ‘Historic Vehicle’ tag and be considered a roadworthy vehicle,” stated Johnson. “If these vehicles are able to pass a safety inspection as outlined in my bill, why shouldn’t they be allowed on the roads?”
Rep. Johnson, the Chair of the House Oversight Committee, talks about Thursday’s Committee meeting, where Representatives heard direct testimony from people involved with Michigan’s restaurant industry and the impact of state-mandated closures.
State Rep. Steve Johnson (R-Wayland), who chairs the House Oversight Committee, today issued the following statement calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to immediately readdress her administration’s ongoing 25-percent capacity limit for indoor dining.
Today, State Rep. Steve Johnson introduced a resolution calling on the National Park Service to establish a moose tag lottery hunt on Isle Royale, in order to help control the island’s increasing moose population.