Dear Friends,

Welcome to my enews, and thank you for allowing me to serve you in the 1st House District and act as your voice in Lansing. My team and I remain committed to helping constituents with their questions and issues and providing useful resources.

As your representative, I am most effective at my job when acting on your input. As you may know, I am the chair of the Regulatory Reform Committee and I sit on the Judiciary, Criminal Justice and Military, Veteran Affairs & Homeland Security committees. I encourage you to reach out to me and my staff with any questions, comments or concerns you may have about issues in the district or legislation that will impact our state. You can contact me at (517) 373-0154, by email or through my website. Thank you for your commitment to the community we both call home; I look forward to hearing from you!

In Service,

T. Carter Signature

Tyrone Carter

State Representative, 1st House District 

Coffee Hours

I hope you can join me for my upcoming coffee hours! I look forward to having an informal conversation with you about what I’ve been doing in Lansing and in the community, as well as any concerns you may have about issues facing District 1.

Date: July 7

Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: River Rouge City Hall, 10600 W. Jefferson Ave., River Rouge, MI 48218

Coffee Hour

Date: July 7

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Bridging Communities, 6900 McGraw Ave., Detroit, MI 48210

T.Carter Coffee Hour

Accomplishments over First 100 Days

Legislative Update

  • Distracted Driving Package: HB 4250 (Rep Koleszar), HB 4251 (Rep. Carter), and HB 4252 (Rep. Mueller) – Goes into Effect on June 30
    • Prohibits an individual from using a mobile electronic device while operating a motor vehicle or school bus.
    • Prescribes the number of points assigned to a person’s driving record for violating that prohibition.
    • Requires the Department of State Police to submit a report to the governor and Legislature, 40 months after the law takes effect, that includes information related to violations of using a mobile electronic device while operating a motor vehicle or school bus.
  • Remuneration for Law Enforcement Training Academy Costs: HB 4176
    • This legislation would allow law enforcement agencies to recover law enforcement training costs from an employee if the employee leaves within four years after completing training.
  • Business Improvement Zones: HB 4454
    • Amends Public Act 120 of 1961, which provides for the creation, operation, and dissolution of business improvement zones to add options for allocating assessments among business improvement zone (BIZ) property owners and to allow for the use of proportional voting to approve, amend or dissolve a BIZ plan.
    • Currently, there are two existing BIZ Zones operating under Chapter 2 of the Act: Downtown Detroit Business Improvement District and the Southwest Detroit Business Improvement District. In addition, there are plans for three proposed BIZ Zones that will be formed should this legislation pass and the statute be returned to its pre-2020 language. They include Ann Arbor Spark, Detroit Corktown Business Association, and a collaboration between Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and Jefferson East Inc.
  • Pretrial Fairness Legislative Package, Bail Reform: HB 4658
    • This bill would require people accused of non-serious misdemeanors who are not a threat and therefore are eligible for interim bond to be released without paying money.
  • Productivity Credits: HB 4450 (Rep. Carter), HB 4451 (Rep. Grant), HB 4452 (Rep. McKinney), and HB 4453 (Rep. Farhat)
    • House Bill 4450 would amend the prison code to provide that certain prisoners under the jurisdiction of DOC for the commission of a felony offense are eligible to earn productivity credits. Accumulated productivity credits would have to be deducted from a prisoner’s sentence (both the minimum and the maximum) to determine their parole eligibility and discharge dates.
    • House Bills 4451, 4452, and 4453 would respectively amend the Code of Criminal Procedure, the Corrections Code and the William Van Regenmorter Crime Victim’s Rights Act to accommodate the new credits in those acts.

HB 4176 Testimony

Left to right: Lt. Gov. Gilcrest, Gov. Whitmer, Rep. Carter, Lisa Carter

Left to right: Lt. Gov. Gilcrest, Gov. Whitmer, Rep. Carter, Lisa Carter

Left to right: Rep. Amos O’Neal and Rep. Tyrone Carter

Left to right: Rep. Amos O’Neal and Rep. Tyrone Carter

Rep. Carter & Gov. Whitmer, Distracted Driving Bill Signing

Rep. Carter & Gov. Whitmer, Distracted Driving Bill Signing