News From Rep. Hammoud

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) has introduced House Bill 5615, which would prevent deaths from opioid overdoses by extending a law that expired in October requiring first responder vehicles to carry an opioid antagonist drug and be trained in how to administer it.

“This bill will increase accessibility of opioid antagonists, the quickest and most effective way to reverse the fatal effects of an opioid overdose,” said Rep. Hammoud. “EMS personnel are often...

Thursday, February 1, 2018

LANSING — Yesterday a series of bills that would criminalize targeting a victim based on his or her occupation as a police officer, firefighter or emergency medical services personnel, whether they held that position or not, passed the House. In response, state Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) issued the following statement:

“I voted no on those bills as they will do nothing to prevent crimes from happening in the first place, instead only enacting redundant penalties...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) expressed his gratitude today at the announcement from the Dearborn Industrial Generation plant that it had rescinded its request for a new unit expansion air permit application.

Following a public hearing and several meetings with department officials, community leaders and local stakeholders, the plant decided to review its future plans at DIG.

“This is an important moment for the residents of Dearborn, who made their voices heard and...

Monday, January 29, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) introduced legislation as part of the “Teachers for Michigan” education plan — a 21st-century overhaul of the state’s K-12 schools — designed to prepare the best, attract the brightest and retain the finest Michigan educators. House and Senate Democrats held a press conference to announce the bills.

“Educators are the foundation of our state, and it’s time we support them by making it easier for existing teachers to...

Friday, January 26, 2018

LANSING — State Reps. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) and Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) have introduced legislation to improve Michigan’s recycling laws.

Hoadley sponsored House Bill 5486, which would amend the Beverage Containers Law to call for an expansion of Michigan’s current bottle deposit law to include water and all beverages, except for milk, that are packaged in metal, plastic or glass of 1 gallon or smaller.

“In light of the governor’s message that our state lags behind...