District Office Hours

July 11th, with Representative Kevin Daley
7:30 – 9am
Brass Lamp Restaurant
4022 Huron St.
North Branch, MI 48461

July 11th
10:30am – 12pm
Imlay City Hall
150 North Main Street
Imlay City, MI  48444

July 11th
1:00 – 2:30pm
Burtchville Township Offices
4000 Burtch Road
Burtchville, MI 48059

July 19th, with Clyde Township Board Meeting
7:00 – 8:30pm
Clyde Township Offices
3350 Vincent Road
North Street, MI  48049

Senate approves Pavlov helmet bill

 

LANSING—The state Senate voted Tuesday to allow certain motorcycle riders to choose whether or not to wear a helmet when riding, said bill sponsor Sen. Phil Pavlov.

Senate Bill 291 would exempt anyone at least 21 years old from wearing a helmet while operating or riding a motorcycle if they have had a motorcycle endorsement on their license for at least two years or have passed a motorcycle safety course.

“If someone is 21 and has received the proper training, the choice to wear a motorcycle helmet or not should be left to them,” said Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township. “Responsible adults can make their own decisions.”

Pavlov said about half of the motorcycle crashes in Michigan occurred with a rider who had not taken proper training or acquired the state endorsement.

“Requiring this training should decrease the number of crashes involving motorcycles,” Pavlov said.

Repealing the motorcycle helmet law is expected to bolster Michigan tourism, the state’s second-largest industry. None of the states surrounding Michigan—Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio—require adult riders to wear helmets.

“It is estimated that Michigan turns away thousands of bikers each year because we don’t let them decide for themselves whether to wear a helmet,” Pavlov said. “These riders go instead to surrounding states. Thousands of bikers turned away means millions in tourism dollars lost.”

SB 291 now heads to the House of Representatives for further consideration.

Pavlov to hold town hall meeting on the condition of the Great Lakes

 

What: State Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, will hold a town hall meeting on Monday, June 27 to discuss the health and future of our Great Lakes.

Who: The forum will be hosted by Sen. Phil Pavlov and will feature remarks from Patty Birkholz, director of the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes, and Dr. Kelley Smith, chief of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Fisheries Division. The event is open to anyone who would like to attend.

When: Monday, June 27
7 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Donald E. Dodge Auditorium
St. Clair County Office Building
200 Grand River
Port Huron, MI 48060

For more information, contact Pavlov’s office at 1-517-373-7708.
 

Gov. Jeb Bush to address joint education committee hearing

WHAT:
Joint hearing of the House and Senate education committees.

WHO:
State Sen. Phil Pavlov and Rep. Paul Scott, education committee chairs, will receive testimony from Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida from 1999-2007 and current chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, and Patricia Levesque, executive director of the Foundation for Excellence in Education.

WHERE:
Boji Senate Hearing Room, 124 W. Allegan St., Lansing.

WHEN:
Wednesday, June 15 at 8:30 a.m.

WHY:
The joint hearing of the Senate and House education committees will host Gov. Bush and Patricia Levesque as they share successes and lessons from the Florida Formula for Student Achievement as part of a widespread effort to improve the quality of education in Michigan.

During his two terms as governor of Florida, Bush raised academic standards, required accountability in public schools and created the most ambitious school choice program in the nation.

Sen. Pavlov announces June office hours

LANSING–State Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, announced that June office hours are scheduled for the 25th Senate District.

The senator will be available to meet with constituents at the following locations:

Monday, June 13 (with state Rep. Kevin Daley)
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Farm Bureau Insurance
1658 Mayfield Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

Monday, June 27
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Almont Township Hall
819 North Main Street
Almont, MI 48003

In addition, Pavlov will hold a town hall meeting on the condition of the Great Lakes on Monday, June 27:

Town Hall Meeting: Condition of the Great Lakes
Monday, June 27
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Donald E. Dodge Auditorium
St. Clair County Office Building
200 Grand River
Port Huron, MI 48060

For more information, contact Pavlov’s office at 1-517-373-7708.