News From Rep. Hoadley

Friday, May 20, 2016

         LANSING — State Representatives Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) and Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) launched an online petition drive and website today outlining their efforts to pass legislation to require health insurance companies to cover wigs for children who suffer hair loss because of a medical issue or treatment that causes hair loss. Roberts sponsored House Bill 4718, which would require insurers to cover human or synthetic hair replacements for children under...

Thursday, April 21, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) is introducing legislation to broaden the scope of the Michigan’s bottle and can deposit law to include water and all carbonated and noncarbonated beverages except for milk, if they are packaged in metal, plastic or glass containers of one gallon or smaller. Rep. Hoadley’s bill is intended to incentivize the recycling of beverage containers that currently are not subject to the state’s bottle deposit rules.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) testified on House Bill 5449 today in the House Communications and Technology Committee. The lawmaker drafted the policy after a suggestion from Kalamazoo Sheriff Rick Fuller, who was sparked to action after an incident on Saturday, Feb. 20, left six people dead when a gunman drove around Kalamazoo, allegedly targeting his victims at random.

Hoadley’s bill would specifically create penalties for a false report of an active shooter...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) introduced bipartisan legislation today to create a warning system, similar to an Amber Alert, that would notify the public of an urgent threat to their safety or health such as an active shooter situation or an act of terrorism. The lawmaker drafted the policy after a suggestion from Kalamazoo Sheriff Rick Fuller, who was sparked to action after an incident on Saturday, Feb. 20, left six people dead when a...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

LANSING — The House Democratic Caucus voted today against a bill that would ban the straight-ticket voting option in Michigan. Senate Bill 13, which was voted out of committee and passed in the Senate on the same day last month, has been particularly controversial, as a version of the bill was twice passed in Michigan, and both times been repealed through voter referendum. In order to prevent the same check from being applicable to this...

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