State Rep. Graham Filler today vowed to continue fighting to restore balance to the court process for settling evictions in Michigan as the State Court Administrative Office seeks to make permanent some of the temporary rules adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Filler said the temporary rules for landlord and tenant proceedings have created chaos in Michigan courts – resulting in unequal, inconsistent access to justice across the state and exacerbating the housing crisis.
In early November, Filler introduced House Bill 6497 to restore balance to the rights of property owners and tenants by ending the temporary rules put in place during the pandemic.
“While we ran out of time at the end of the year before we could get this legislation across the finish line, this issue is still a priority,” Filler said. “I will continue to stand up for property rights and fight for fair court processes when the next legislative session begins in January.”
State Rep. Graham Filler’s plan to update Michigan’s laws regarding estates, trusts and wills was signed by the governor today. The bipartisan legislation recognized the need to modernize end-of-life planning laws, which hadn’t been updated in decades and did not reflect the current cost of living. “The weight of end-of-life decisions is heavy enough without […]
State should make reasonable adjustments to support anaerobic digesters State Rep. Graham Filler today called upon the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) to rethink a permitting change it is imposing on a Fremont area business and make reasonable accommodations to allow it and other anaerobic digesters to operate in Michigan. Anaerobic […]
State Rep. Graham Filler today introduced a plan to recognize the service and commitment of the men and women who volunteer as firefighters and emergency medical responders throughout Michigan. Filler’s plan would offer a tax credit to Michiganders who serve their communities with volunteer or paid on-call fire departments and life support agencies. “Volunteer firefighters […]
As we bid farewell to 2023, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the strides made in the Legislature and the work I am doing to address the pressing needs of the people I serve. Throughout the year, I championed bills aimed at empowering survivors, improving access to health care, and protecting […]