Dear Neighbor,

Welcome to the latest edition of my e-newsletter!

Included in this issue are some important updates, along with a few resources I hope you find helpful. Remember, our government is most effective when we engage with it, so please do not hesitate to reach out to my office by phone at (517) 373-2575 or email at with questions about what is included here or any other state-level issue. I want to hear what matters most to you, how I can help address your needs or concerns and what you want me to fight for at the Capitol.

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Proudly working for you,

Kelly Breen  

State Representative

21st House District

In this issue:

  • Save the Date: Coffee Hour on Sept. 29
  • Legislative Updates:
    • House Introduces Bills on School Safety
    • House Introduces Bills on Guardianship
  • Other News and Events
    • Back to School
    • Community Events
  • State Updates & Resources
    • MDHHS Medicaid Redeterminations
    • Helpful Resources

Upcoming Events

Save the Date: Coffee Hour on Sept. 29

Please mark your calendars for Friday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to noon for my next “Capitol Conversations” coffee hour at Novi Coffee and Tea in Novi. I’ll provide an update on legislation that’s being worked on in Lansing, and you should come with questions and bring any concerns that you may have.

Rep. Breen Coffee Hours

Legislative Updates

As your state representative, I have had the honor of helping move bills that ensure students are kept safe in the classroom and improve the guidelines to guardianship over minors and incapacitated individuals.

Rep. Breen working in Lansing

Legislation on School Safety

As a mother of children currently attending school, keeping students in the classroom safe is always on my mind. House Bills 4088 through 4100 were introduced earlier this year and are aimed at maximizing student safety under every circumstance. This bill package includes the creation of a school-crisis team that consists of school staff and would oversee addressing school safety issues as they arise. Additionally, all school staff would be tasked with training that prepares them for safety issues. This bill package also improves the OK2SAY program, which gives students the ability to confidentially report tips on potential harm or criminal activities. Lastly, it is important that students are not only kept safe physically, but also mentally. House Bill 4097 mandates that at least one mental health coordinator is employed by each intermediate school district. The classroom should always be a safe place to learn and grow, and it is my hope that these bills help take the step to keep them safe.

Legislation on Guardianship

On July 18, House Bills 4909 through 4912 were introduced. Guardians to incapacitated individuals and minors are responsible for maintaining their assets and acting in their best interests. This bill package allows for these guardians to consult other professionals to ensure the best care is taken toward their ward. It further ensures that the guardian is qualified and can make sound decisions. It also sets forth specific guidelines under Michigan law as to how guardians should represent the person and their assets.

Other News and Events

Back to School

I am excited to wish all students a great school year. Education is a gift and one that I find incredibly important. Additionally, I would like to note that those attending public schools have the opportunity to get free breakfast and lunch. No student should have to learn on an empty stomach.

Community Events

  • Fall Festival Crafters Market and Small Business Expo at Lakeside Mall on Sept. 2
  • Bottle Drive for Novi High School Marching Band on Sept. 16
  • Full Moon Friday Night Hike at Heritage Nature Center on Sept. 1
  • Kids’ Fishing Day at Founders Sports Park on Sept. 10
  • Depot Day at South Lyon Historical Village on Sept. 9
  • “Top Gun: Maverick” at McHattie Park on Sept. 15

State Updates and Resources