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Dear Friends,

To better serve the people of the 30th Senate District, I am offering this “Week in Review.” I hope you will find it informative about what is happening in Lansing.

I encourage you to contact me with any state issue. You may call 517-373-6920 or email [email protected].  Also, please check out my Facebook page. Let me know if I can assist you in any way or if you have an idea to help move our state forward.

Working for you,
Roger Victory
State Senator

District Update:

Ribbon-cutting for local business opening

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One of the best parts of being an elected official is meeting families at community events and talking with job providers at their businesses.

On Friday, I was proud to attend the ribbon cutting for KinetaCare PhysioTherapy in Hudsonville. After the event, KinetaCare offered an open house where I was able to talk with many local folks and area representatives.

KinetaCare is an example of businesses offering more career opportunities in our area to provide in-demand health care solutions to keep people moving. If you would like me visit your growing or new business, click here to contact my office.

Legislative Update:

Bill to expand vehicle registration services at dealerships

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Last week, I testified before the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee about the need to allow drivers to register a vehicle at their local dealership.

This bill would give the hardworking people of Michigan greater access to in-person vehicle registration services and help reduce the backlog of people trying to get appointments at local Secretary of State offices.

This is a commonsense solution to an ongoing problem. Michigan auto dealers can already process vehicle registrations for cars and trucks they sell on their lots, and my bill would simply allow them to expand these necessary services to direct seller-to-buyer purchases that happen outside of their dealership.

Senate Bill 585 would allow auto dealerships in Michigan to perform vehicle registration for all cars and trucks, not just the vehicles they sell on their lot.

The bills would also allow dealerships to charge a fee for the services and removes the fee to the secretary of state for these transactions when completed by a dealer.

You can click here to watch the Senate committee hearing on the bill.

Election Reform Update:

Ensuring proper election training

The Senate Elections Committee on Wednesday approved my legislation to enable the public to know if their local clerk has met the state’s election training requirements.

This is about integrity and accountability. Ensuring local officials are effectively trained on how to properly run an election is critical to restoring the public’s confidence in our elections.

Thankfully, most of our local clerks take their jobs seriously, and this will only help reassure their communities that they are staying up-to-date with their training. This reform would also inform clerks if they fall behind on training and let the public know if their clerk has failed to meet state standards.

In December 2019, the state auditor general released a performance audit of the Bureau of Elections that found several issues in need of attention. The audit noted 32 counties, 83 cities, and 426 townships where the clerk had not completed the training necessary to be accredited. In total, the audit found that 21% of jurisdictions were without a fully accredited election official.

Senate Bill 306 would require the secretary of state to submit a report to the Legislature no less than 60 days before each general November election detailing the names of each county, city, and township clerk who are not current with all training and continuing education requirements. The report would also be required to be posted online.

To provide clerks who are incomplete in their training with proper notice, the secretary of state would be required to send them a notice not less than 90 days before each general November election. The clerks would then have 30 days to provide proof that they have completed their training.

SB 306 would also allow a clerk to have their name removed from the website after completing the required training. The bill now heads to the full Senate for consideration.

You can click here to watch the Senate committee hearing on my bill and three other election measures.

Resource Reminder:

Library Card Sign-Up Month

Libraries are a valuable community resource that can provide a nearly endless supply of books, movies, and research tools. Whether you need a place to study, look for your next job, or read a book, visit your local library virtually this month for Library Card Sign-Up Month!

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COVID-19 resources

Below is a list of resources available to you if you need any type of assistance. Additionally, you can contact my office at any time for more information.

• Information on the COVID-19 vaccines:
• General information, resources, testing locations and more:
• Coronavirus hotline for health-related questions: 1-888-535-6136 daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 1-800-232-4636 or
• Michigan PEER Warmline for mental health support and substance abuse challenges: 1-888-733-7753 every day from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
• National suicide prevention lifeline available 24/7: Call 1-800-273-8255, text TALK to 741741 or visit
• Small business resources: or 1-888-522-0103.

Michigan's 30th Senate District

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

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

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