News From Rep. Hoadley

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

LANSING — House Democrats are calling for immediate action on bills that would protect public safety and ensure that all Michiganders receive equal protection in our state. In the aftermath of the nation’s largest mass shooting, which targeted members of the LGBT community, Michigan can’t wait any longer to enact common-sense safety measures or to extend civil rights protections to people who are more likely to be targeted by hate crimes.

“People around the state...

Thursday, June 2, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) and Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) have formed the Michigan Gun Violence Prevention Caucus, which will lead efforts to reduce and prevent the number of gun-related injuries and deaths in Michigan. Approximately 32,000 people die each year because of gunshot wounds in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and with incidents such as the February mass shooting incident in Kalamazoo, the Michigan Gun Violence...

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.

“As we mark...

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...

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