News From Rep. Plawecki

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights) introduced House Bill 5590 this week, which would amend the Consumer Protection Act to extend the minimum allowable expiration date for gift cards and gift certificates from five years to 10 years. This pro-consumer legislation follows in the footsteps of other states that have voted to extend consumer rights on this issue. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Commerce and Trade.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) and Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights) are pleased to spread the word about a new medical center serving their communities. The Wayne Health Center, located at the corner of Van Born and Venoy roads, will serve residents of Inkster, Romulus, Wayne and Westland.

“I’m thrilled that western Wayne County residents will have more options when it comes to primary health care services,” Geiss said. “Our county...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

DEARBORN HEIGHTS — State Representative Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights) announced today the schedule for her April coffee hours. Plawecki invites residents to join her to discuss their thoughts and ideas about how she can best represent and address the needs of her constituents.

Coffee hours in April will take place:

Monday, April 11

  • Maplewood Center, 31735 Maplewood St. in Garden City, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Inkster Public Library, 2005 Inkster Road in Inkster, from noon-1 p.m.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit) and Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights) called for hearings on their bipartisan, bicameral legislative package on water in recognition of 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 it has...

Thursday, March 17, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) and Julie Plawecki (D-Dearborn Heights) introduced legislation today that would help small businesses attract customers to local downtowns and shopping districts. House Bills 5485 and 5486 would allow specially designated merchants (SDMs) to, with the approval of their local government, obtain “patio permits” to serve beer and wine in a designated outdoor area.

“For example, a local shop selling wine and cheese could allow customers to consume...