News From Rep. Hammoud

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) has introduced House Bill 5119, which would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code to specify that turn signals are required not only when turning, but also when changing lanes.

“This bill seeks to provide clarity, as well as to encourage safe driving in an effort to prevent traffic accidents,” said Hammoud. “The simple and proper use of turn signals can prevent a significant amount of traffic collisions. Revising current state law...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) has introduced House Bill 5074, which would amend the Income Tax Act of 1967 to allow for student loan tax deductions. The bill would allow taxpayers to deduct the amount paid in the tax year on qualified education loans up to $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for joint filers.

“The cost of a college education has increased exponentially throughout the years,” said Hammoud. “In addition to providing much-needed tax...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Patrick Green (D-Warren), Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw), Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn), Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park), Diana Farrington (R-Utica) and Klint Kesto (R-  Commerce Township) introduced a bipartisan package of bills today to better protect Michigan senior citizens from physical, financial and psychological harm. The package also includes bills to ensure seniors are protected while living in an assisted living facility or nursing home.

“We’ve all heard accounts of seniors losing their life savings or home...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) has introduced House Bill 4983, which would amend the Identity Theft Protection Act (PA 452 of 2004). Specifically, it would require entities that have had a data breach to report this information publicly on their websites and to the Office of the Attorney General.

“This idea stems from a constituent I spoke with at coffee hours that has done extensive research on this topic and urged me, and the state,...

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
  • ...