News From Rep. Hammoud

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) sent an invitation to the representatives that sponsored or co-sponsored a controversial bill that would prohibit state courts from using foreign laws — including, but not limited to, Sharia law, Catholic canon, and Jewish Halacha — to meet with the interfaith council in the city of Dearborn. However, religious laws are frequently taken into consideration in state courts, such as marriage, divorce and business arbitrations. Thus, this bill potentially poses...

Friday, April 14, 2017

TAYLOR — State Rep. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) hosted a town hall-style event Wednesday night to give residents a chance to address their legislators directly about issues that are important to them. The event took place at the Wayne County Community College District Taylor Campus. State Reps. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township), Cara Clemente (D-Lincoln Park) and Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) were on hand to take questions, and Democratic Floor Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) gave a legislative...

From left, state Reps. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn), Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township), Democratic Floor Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) and Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) listen during the “This Is Your House” town hall event on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Wayne County Community College District Taylor Campus.
Thursday, March 30, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township), Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) and Tim Sneller (D-Burton) introduced a package of bills today to increase ethics and transparency in state government. The three-bill package is modeled on legislation that U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint Township) introduced at the federal level.

Rep. Camilleri’s bill, House Bill 4477, amends the law that requires state agencies to publish information regarding contracts paid for with public funds to include information about...

Thursday, March 30, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) has introduced a bill that would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code (Public Act 300 of 1949) to increase the maximum allowable height on motorcycle and moped handlebars. 

A constituent proposed the idea, and the bill would simply change the current law for handlebar height from 15 inches to 30 inches. Several other states have already eased or even eliminated this restriction. Additionally, many motorcycles on the road today...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

LANSING — State Reps Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint), Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) and Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) today brought attention to their legislation regarding water while recognizing World Water Day. World Water Day dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, when an international observance for water was recommended. The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating March 22, 2003, as the first World Water Day, and...

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