Dear Friends and Neighbors,
It is hard to believe that it’s already June, but the hot weather really confirms it. We have been busy as ever working hard in the district and in Lansing. Below are some of the great things we’ve been able to accomplish in Lansing fulfilling the promises we’ve made to directly benefit the people of Wayne, Washtenaw, Monroe and Lenawee counties.
I Proudly Introduced House Bill 4673
On May 25, I introduced HB 4673, a bill that gives farmers the right to repair their farm equipment. Currently, manufacturers require farmers to have their equipment repaired and serviced by an authorized dealer or technician. This bill bans manufacturers from restricting farm equipment maintenance, and authorizes farmers to personally service their equipment by requiring manufacturers to provide access to all necessary tools, computer codes and related service information. This will enable independent repair shops to make repairs properly and efficiently. If enacted, this legislation would save farmers time and money when their equipment needs service. I believe in an owner’s right to maintain or repair their farming equipment as they choose. Especially for those in rural areas, the freedom to fix and repair tractors and other farm equipment is invaluable, as a delay of just one day can make or break a season. This bill guarantees a commonsense right to the farmers of Michigan.
We Introduced a Bill Package that Protects the Affordable Care Act
My colleagues and I introduced a package of bills that protects key provisions from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Michigan law. These bills will ensure that Michigan’s residents will have access to quality and affordable healthcare.
We Passed a House Budget Plan That Reinvests in the People of Michigan
My colleagues and I passed a fiscal 2023-24 budget recommendation that will invest in the people of Michigan. Mental health care is a high priority of mine, and this budget reflects that, as it invests in the mental health of our communities. This budget includes funding for mental health services in schools, funding for behavioral health recruitment and retention, funding for mental health courts, and funding for behavioral health services and support with community partners. Further, this budget provides support to our first responders who are exposed to trauma while performing hard work in our communities. Funding our schools is another priority of mine. This budget will provide universal school breakfast and lunch to our students, fund school readiness preschool programs for low-income families, fund before- and after-school programs, modernize our school transportation vehicles, and forgive outstanding debt for distressed districts.
We Gave a Tribute to a Local School
We also recognized Tyler Elementary School’s Media Center as a Michigan School Library for 21st Century Schools under the School Library 21 program. Congratulations to Principal Aleisa Pitt, Superintendent Peter Kudlak, and Media & STEM Teacher Nicole Sherman!
We Held Coffee Hours in Belleville and Milan
During May, we held two coffee hour events. On May 15, special guest state Sen, Camilleri and I met with constituents at the Belleville Area District Library, where we had a focused discussion of infrastructure issues. On May 26, I met with constituents in Milan at The Owl, where we discussed my recently introduced Right to Repair bill, as well as the Survivors Bill of Rights bill package that my colleagues and I introduced in April.
Upcoming Events with Rep. Miller
Romulus Coffee Hour – Friday, June 16, 10 a.m.
- Romulus Public Library. 11121 Wayne Road, Romulus, MI 48174
State Representative Reggie Miller
Michigan’s 31st District
Office Phone: (517) 373-0159