First-term lawmaker will serve as vice chair
State Rep. Bryan Posthumus was appointed today by Speaker Jason Wentworth to serve as vice chair of the House Agriculture Committee.
The House Agriculture Committee is responsible for deliberating on all policy related to the agricultural industry in Michigan. This includes, but is not limited to, issues regarding Right to Farm, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), agri-business and agri-tourism.
“I want to extend a thank you to Speaker Wentworth for appointing me to serve as vice chair of the House Agriculture Committee for the 2021-22 term,” said Posthumus, of Kent County. “Agriculture is crucial to Michigan’s traditions, culture, and of course, economy. As a fifth-generation farmer, I know firsthand the many challenges presented in this industry and the value and hard work farmers put into everything they do.”
In addition to working in the fields his entire life, Posthumus also earned his bachelor’s degree in agribusiness management from Michigan State University.
Rep. Posthumus, serving in his first term as a State Representative for the 73rd District, will also be serving on the House Education, Insurance, and Rules and Competitiveness committees.
Rep. Bryan Posthumus, of Kent County, today criticized Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s most recent mask mandate requiring children 2 to 4 years old to wear masks while in public spaces, including day care and camps. The mandate, issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), went into effect on Monday. Previously, the rule only extended to children 5 years of age and older.
Rep. Bryan Posthumus, of Kent County, announced today that he is sponsoring legislation as part of a comprehensive criminal justice reform plan to stop the cycle of recidivism and reentry while expanding victim protections. Together, the bills would create programs to prepare incarcerated individuals for release, expand eligibility for victim compensation, and expand paid medical leave for victims and witnesses of certain crimes.
State Rep. Bryan Posthumus, of Kent County, today introduced House Bill 4550, which would allow farmers summoned for jury duty to be excused from service during the harvest season spanning from April to November.