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Victory attends bill signing of new daytime drivers law

I recently attended a ceremonial bill signing of Senate Bills 192 and 193 (now Public Acts 33 and 34 of 2019), a law that allows drivers eligible for a daytime-only restricted license to be exempt from the nighttime driving requirements to obtain a driver’s license.

I sponsored the legislation because of Jack Carrier of Jenison, who was unable to complete standard driver’s training courses due to a medical condition that hinders his nighttime vision.

Jack’s parents John and Mary Carrier also attended the bill signing.

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Back to school!

As Michigan children head back to the classroom, I would like to update you on action the Legislature has taken to better protect our students’ health and safety.

One of the new measures enacted into law late last year as part of Michigan’s comprehensive school safety plan was Public Act 550 of 2018. The law allows OK2SAY, the successful school safety hotline program, to continue operating. Students, teachers and others can confidentially report information they feel threatens their safety or the safety of others. Tips can be submitted 24/7 by telephone at 855.565.2729, text message at 652729 (OK2SAY), e-mail at OK2SAY@mi.gov or online at OK2SAY.com. Since the program launched in 2014, nearly 21,000 tips have been submitted. Most tips involved bullying, self-harm, drugs and suicide threats.

Other new laws impacting the health and safety of our kids ban the sale of e-cigarettes and alternative vapor products to minors and prohibit minors from possessing and using them. Unfortunately, in spite of the health risks associated with these products, the number of teens using e-cigarettes continues to climb. PA 17 of 2019 and PA 18 of 2019 take effect Sept. 2.

Feds require REAL ID beginning Oct. 1, 2020

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Travelers are reminded that in a little over a year, the federally mandated REAL ID law goes into effect. Starting Oct. 1, 2020, if you travel by air — even on domestic flights — this law will apply to you.

REAL ID is the post-9/11 federal requirement that sets higher security standards for identification. A REAL ID can be a U.S. passport (unexpired) or a Michigan Enhanced Driver’s License, or you can turn your standard driver’s license into a REAL ID at the secretary of state’s office. This new license features a star in a gold circle printed on your license or ID card to show compliance. Visit www.michigan.gov/REALID to learn more about the law and what information you need to provide.

Victory announces September office hours

As your state senator, I am committed to maintaining open communication by holding monthly office hours throughout the distirct.

I will be available to answer questions, provide information and assistance, and take suggestions on issues affecting communities and businesses in the district.

Please feel free to stop in. No appointment is necessary. If you would like to attend, but are unable to make any of the following dates, you can always check my website for next month’s office hours at SenatorRogerVictory.com, or feel free to call my office at 517-373-6920.

Monday, Sept. 16
9 to 10 a.m.
DeBoer’s Bakery
380 W. 16th St.
Holland

Friday, Sept. 20
9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
Pine Street Cafe
401 Pine St.
Ferrysburg

Saturday, Sept. 21
8 to 9 a.m.
Sprinkles Donut Shop
6450 28th Ave.
Hudsonville

Monday, Sept. 23
9 to 10 am
Murphy’s Family Restaurant
4963 Lake Michigan Drive
Allendale

Michigan's 30th Senate District

The 30th State Senate District includes all of Ottawa county.

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Senator Roger Victory
4100 Connie Binsfeld Building
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

 
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