Senator Dave Robertson District Email Newsletter

Robertson backs autonomous vehicle bills


As every school child knows, Michigan put the world on wheels! I recently supported legislation to ensure our state remains the world leader in the auto industry.

Human error accounts for more than 90 percent of traffic accidents. Autonomous vehicles can reduce such errors and help make driving safer.

The technology for autonomous vehicles is developing at a rapid pace. Senate Bills 995-998 update current Michigan law to allow "real world" testing and operation of these vehicles and create a mobility research center at the old Willow Run factory site for advanced research and development.

Many states and countries are competing for a leading role in the development of this technology. The legislation would help keep Michigan at the forefront of automotive innovation and manufacturing so the future of transportation remains right here in our state.

The bills have been sent to the House for consideration.

Autonomous vehicles

New service helps locate lost life insurance money

A new free service will help beneficiaries find a deceased family member's life insurance policy or annuity contract that was purchased in Michigan.

Each month, the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) will forward consumer requests to Michigan licensed life insurance and annuity companies to locate lost policies. The companies will search their records for any policies in the name of the deceased. Beneficiaries or legal representatives will be contacted directly by companies only if they have a life insurance policy or annuity contract naming the deceased.

Find more information about the Life Insurance Annuity Search Service, including a request form, at


Pure Michigan Fall Travel Guide now available

Fall Michigan Travel Guide

Whether you plan to enjoy this special season from the comfort of your car while traveling one of the state’s scenic byways or by getting out on foot and trekking into the north woods, autumn is spectacular in Michigan!

The 2016 Pure Michigan Fall Travel Guide features articles on fall color drives, hiking adventures and cultural attractions as well as stories on craft breweries and wine country. The publication also includes a directory of state parks and campgrounds and a calendar of events. Access the digital version and sign up for weekly fall color updates at Or contact my office to receive a print copy.

Contact Information

Senator Dave Robertson
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

Toll Free: (855) 347-8014 or (517) 373-1636

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