Welcome to my e-newsletter! I’m honored and humbled to serve as our community’s voice at the Capitol in Lansing. 2020 was a year unlike any other; as we continue into the new year and new term, rest assured the challenges families in our community and state are facing are at the top of my legislative priorities.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office by phone at (517) 373-0152 or email at AmosONeal@house.mi.gov if we can help.
State Representative, 95th House District
In this issue:
Upcoming Community Conversation
It is not too late to join in on our community conversation tonight starting at 6 p.m. on Facebook Live! I will give a brief update on the supplemental funding bills, vaccine distributions, then we will have presentations from special guests Jenny Geno, Executive Director of Career and Technical Education at the Saginaw Intermediate School District, and Cynthia Reyes, Senior Admissions Advisor at Delta College who will give a presentation of Michigan’s Reconnect Program. We will save some time for Q&A so come with questions for our guests. You can join us on Facebook Live by clicking here or searching @StateRepAmosONeal.
I hope to see you there!
Supplemental: Yesterday the House and Senate again moved a supplemental package of bills to provide COVID Federal relief for Michiganders, but this time with substituted versions. Senate Bill 29 and Senate Bill 114 passed along party lines and will now head to the governor, yet again. This is the latest attempt for Republicans to push the same political agenda that leaves countless Michiganders caught in the crossfire. It is important for me to be as open as possible and do everything in my power to focus on helping get our communities the funds entitled to them.
District Court Magistrates: This week I was so excited to give testimony and see movement on my House Bill 4184, which will allow Court Magistrates to conduct informal hearings on civil infractions and civil fine actions under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act and the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act. This is incredibly important after the passage of Proposal 1 in 2018 to legalize marihuana and will help expedite the civil infraction process for violations to help better use our court resources. I am honored to see this bill move forward in the legislative process to improve our citizen’s access to justice and I hope it sees a committee vote soon.