Representative Beau LaFave

LANSING, MI--   State Representative Beau LaFave has introduced legislation that would eliminate the concealed pistol license requirement. 

His bill would let all legal gun owners carry anywhere CPL holders are currently allowed to carry. Under the four-bill package, the current concealed pistol licensing structure would remain in place, allowing individuals who hold a CPL to continue to carry concealed pistols in other states with reciprocity. Unlicensed individuals will not be permitted to carry concealed in pistol-free zones.

LANSING, MI--   The Michigan House has adopted a resolution introduced by Representative Beau LaFave urging the president and Congress to continue fully funding the Essential Air Services program. 

The program provides smaller communities around the country with commercial airline services.

President Trump had recommended cuts to the program’s budget, which would affect five airports in the U.P

LANSING, MI--   State Representative Beau LaFave is urging budget negotiators to include funding for Upper Peninsula Emergency Medical Services. 

The Iron Mountain Republican says the house draft of the Health and Human Services budget didn’t include $182,000 to fund UPEMS operations. He says if it isn’t replaced many rural communities won’t have adequate emergency medical care.

The funding pays for an annual continuing education seminar for EMS personnel in the Upper Peninsula. Last year about 500 personnel attended.

LANSING, MI--   The Michigan House of Representatives has approved legislation introduced by 

Representative Beau LaFave to streamline the process of getting a concealed weapons permit.

The bill authorizes the Secretary of State to share photographs taken for official state personal identification cards with the Michigan State Police for use on concealed weapons licenses.

LaFave says the bill would allow state government to operate more efficiently when processing applications.

The legislation moves to the senate for consideration.