News From Rep. Hammoud

Friday, May 26, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) has introduced House Resolution 111 to extend best wishes to Muslims in Michigan, the United States and worldwide, for a joyous and meaningful observance of Ramadan, a holy month of prayer, fasting, charity and reflection. The Michigan House of Representatives adopted the resolution after Hammoud gave a speech on the House floor on Thursday, May 25.

          This month of sacrifice and contemplation begins this year on or...

Thursday, May 18, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) has introduced House Bill 4617, which would prohibit automobile insurers from refusing to insure, limiting the amount of coverage, or charging a different rate or premium based on credit history, education, occupation or residency.

“The affordability of auto insurance is one of the most pressing issues in our state,” Hammoud said. “Many residents are forced to choose between paying exorbitant rates for auto insurance or using fragmented public transportation...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) has introduced a resolution condemning hate crimes and any other form of bias, discrimination, or other action targeting people based on race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. The resolution also urges Congress to investigate and prosecute acts of discrimination and violence.

House Resolution 99 is in response to the alarming and disturbing increase of hate crimes and threats against religious, racial, and ethnic minorities, and LGBTQ communities in America. The...

Friday, May 5, 2017

LANSING —State Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn), Pete Lucido (R-Shelby Township) and Martin Howrylak (R-Troy) announced today that they are asking Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette for an opinion about the legality of the  Michigan Strategic Fund board’s approval transferring Severstal North America’s tax credits to AK Steel. The legislators said that by going around the Legislature, the company may avoid answering questions about environmental protections for surrounding neighborhoods and could be violating Michigan’s Income Tax Act. Last session, Senate Bills 1162...

Friday, April 28, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) has introduced House Bill 4560, which would amend the Michigan Penal Code to add police stations, with exceptions, to the list of premises where possession of firearms is prohibited. The exceptions include bringing firearms into the station for administrative business and/or when a station opts out by not posting appropriate signage that firearms are prohibited.

This bill is a reaction to the February incident during which two armed...

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