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Serving the constituents of the 36th Senate district is very important to me and I encourage you to contact me with any state issues. You may contact me by calling toll-free 1-855-347-8036 or emailing [email protected]. Also, please check out my Facebook page. I look forward to serving you, and I encourage you to contact me if I can assist you in any way or if you have an idea to help move our state forward.


Thank you Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council for another great luncheon. It was wonderful meeting members of the ARC of Midland and AVCMH and hearing their concerns, and they brought me a cake for my birthday!

It was a great day for a tour of the Fabiano Brothers warehouse facility. Thank you to Joe and Jim Fabiano for welcoming me.

I was honored to welcome the Most Rev. Steven J. Raica, bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord, to the Michigan Senate for invocation in Lansing.

It has been a busy week of meeting with constitutes. Here are some photos from a dairy farm inspection tour, the Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce annual dinner, the Michigan Farm Bureau legislative reception, and a visit to the Chosen Ranch in Alcona County. Great to see so many people from all over the district.

State Rep. Triston Cole and I were proud to congratulate Eileen Tussey on being selected as the Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year Award winner. Thank you for all you do to promote this great community!

US-10 in Midland to be Corpsman Aaron D. Ullom Memorial Bridge

The family of U.S. Navy Corpsman Aaron Ullom joined Sen. Jim Stamas in Lansing on Tuesday to see Gov. Rick Snyder sign Stamas’ legislation to permanently honor Ullom.

Our country remains the beacon of liberty in the world because of the courage of patriots like Corpsman Aaron Ullom, who too often make the ultimate sacrifice. This memorial bridge is about showing our tremendous appreciation for Aaron’s service and dedication to the country he loved. May it long stand as a permanent reminder of a native son and American hero who gave his life saving a fellow soldier in defense of our freedom.

Senate Bill 513, now Public Act 21 of 2016, designates the bridge on US-10 over Eastman Avenue in Midland as the “Corpsman Aaron D. Ullom Memorial Bridge” in recognition of Ullom, who was killed in Afghanistan in July 2011 while saving the life of a wounded marine. The act has no fiscal impact on the state or local government.


Protecting children

When carelessness could turn to tragedy, it is important to help those who step in to make the difference. Which is why I recently supported legislation to grant immunity from civil liability to Good Samaritans who forcefully enter a car to rescue a child or pet trapped in an emergency situation. Under Senate Bill 566, someone who breaks a car window to save the life of a child or animal cannot be sued for doing so. The bill has been sent to the House for consideration.

To receive civil immunity, a person must believe that the child or animal is in imminent danger if not removed from the car and there is no other way to safely rescue them. In addition, the individual must contact law enforcement, place a notice on the car’s windshield and stay with the child or animal in a safe location.

Michigan’s forest health

Michigan has more forest land than any other state in the Northeast or Midwest. In fact, forest land accounts for 53% of land in the state. Forests not only add to the natural beauty of Pure Michigan, they are a vital economic resource as well, playing a key role in the state’s recreation, tourism and forest products industries. For an overview of Michigan’s forests, and their insect and disease threats, access the 2015 Forest Health Highlights report at

Entrepreneurs: Register for free events

Many people dream about being their own boss. Budding entrepreneurs can find information about starting their own business by participating in upcoming webinars and seminars offered by the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. The webinars will be held on Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and include the following topics:

March 16 - Regulation D
March 30 - Regulation A+ and other exemptions
April 13 - Legal and structural basics: key formation and often overlooked issues
April 27 - Funding your new company
May 11 - How to stay of out of trouble while raising money

To register for a webinar, visit

Securities seminars will also be held in Troy, Grand Rapids and Marquette about options for raising capital in Michigan. Find dates and locations, and register for a seminar at


Senate District 36 Map

The 36th Senate District

The 36th Senate District is made up of 10 counties, which includes: Presque Isle, Otsego, Montmorency, Alpena, Oscoda, Alcona, Iosco, Arenac, Gladwin and Midland counties.

Thank you for subscribing to my electronic newsletter! I am honored to represent you in the 36th Senate District of Michigan. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Please feel free to forward this on to others who may be interested in receiving the 36th District E-news. You may sign up for it also at my website or via Facebook.

Senator Jim Stamas
920 Farnum Bldg.
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

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