News From Rep. Dianda

Thursday, May 14, 2015

 LANSING – State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) said today that he is pleased to be one of the Democratic members of the newly created House Special Committee on Roads and Economic Development. Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter (R-Mt. Pleasant) announced the new committee with five Republican members and two Democratic members today.

“The voters spoke on May 5, and said they want the Legislature to get to work and come up with a plan to...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) today said that holding a ceremonial bill signing with Gov. Rick Snyder for House Bill 5715, from the previous legislative session, near the Memorial Day holiday refocuses our attention on honoring and showing our appreciation for our veterans. HB 5715, now Public Act 498 of 2014, names a bridge in Ontonagon County the Ontonagon County Veterans Memorial Bridge. The bill received overwhelming support in both the House and...

Gov. Rick Snyder and state Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) at the ceremonial bill signing for Dianda’s House Bill 5715, now Public Act 498 of 2014, in the governor’s office on May 11, 2015.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

LANSING – The House of Representatives approved today House Bill 4074, introduced by state Rep. Scott Dianda (D-Calumet), allowing businesses that currently sell beer and wine to also sell gas.

“I appreciate the quick House action on my bill because this will help small businesses serve their communities,” said Dianda. “As a former small business retailer in the Upper Peninsula, I know how important it is to encourage our tourists and outdoor retreaters to...

Friday, May 8, 2015

            LANSING – State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) today introduced legislation to repeal the requirement that gun owners always have their weapons secured inside a case when they are transporting them in a car, or carry the weapons in the trunk of their car.

            “This requirement puts an unnecessary burden on gun owners, and particularly hunters who transport rifles and crossbows,” said Dianda. “My bills would only apply to transporting weapons and wouldn’t change...

Thursday, April 30, 2015

          LANSING – State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) yesterday joined gun owners at a rally on the Capitol grounds in Lansing supporting their Second Amendment rights and Michigan’s firearm laws.

“I stood with the demonstrators at the Capitol because I believe that the Second Amendment is an important part of our U.S. Constitution and our history as a country,” said Dianda. “As a legislator, I feel that a big part of my job is preserving the...