News From Rep. Elder

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

LANSING — House Democrats filed a discharge petition to bring House Bill 5124, which would provide immediate auto insurance rate relief for seniors aged 62 and older, to the House floor for a vote. Republican leadership refused to consider the bill. In response, state Rep. Brian Elder (D-Bay City) issued the following statement: 

“The seniors of my district have worked hard their whole lives, and many of them are now living on a fixed income....

Thursday, November 2, 2017

LANSING — This evening the Michigan House of Representatives voted on House Bill 5013, which makes various changes to the state’s auto no-fault insurance system. The bill failed to pass and in response, state Rep. Brian K. Elder (D-Bay City) issued the following statement:

 “House Bill 5013 represented fake insurance reform. For the people of my district, it threatened to wipe out their hard-earned assets if they were ever unfortunate enough to be in an...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

LANSING — The Michigan House of Representatives voted Senate Bills 335 and 336 out of the Elections and Ethics Committee today, rushing them through to a vote on the House floor, where both bills passed. In response, state Rep. Brian K. Elder (D-Bay City) issued the following statement:

“‘No servant can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) and Brian K. Elder (D-Bay City) have introduced legislation to improve Michigan’s fireworks law. House Bills 4924 and 4925 would amend the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act (Public Act 256 of 2011).

Hammoud sponsored HB 4924, which requires retailers to disclose the following information through a sign posted in a conspicuous place at the retail location:

  • Any limitations on the hours and days for the ignition, discharge or use of consumer
  • ...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

LANSING — A resolution honoring POW/MIAs passed the House earlier today following its introduction by state Rep. Brian K. Elder (D-Bay City). The resolution declares Sept. 15 as POW/MIA Recognition Day in Michigan, an occasion observed nationally every year on the third Friday in September.

“While it is important to honor our soldiers and veterans every day, we owe a special debt to prisoners of war and those still missing in action,” said Rep. Elder....