Senator Peter MacGregor
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OFFICE HOURS

I will be holding office hours on Friday, October 30th at Mr. Burger (Wyoming), 2300 28th St. SW, Wyoming, MI 49519 from 7:30am-9:00am.

I will be available to answer questions and respond to concerns any residents of the district may have.  Office hours are a one-on-one meeting with constituents, and in order to see as many people as possible please keep the conversation to ten to fifteen minutes. If your question requires additional time, please contact my office to set up an appointment.

For more information or to contact my office, please visit SenatorPeterMacGregor.com or call 1-855-347-8028.
MacGregor supports new law to allow electronic proof of auto insurance

If you've ever forgotten to put your paper certificate of auto insurance in your car or couldn't find it in the glove compartment, a new law will help you rest easier.

Public Act 135 of 2015 allows motorists to show law enforcement an electronic copy of their proof of insurance on their cell phone or other mobile device. The new law will help properly insured drivers avoid no proof of insurance fines if they didn't put the certificate in their vehicle or it didn't arrive in the mail yet.

Michigan now joins 37 other states that permit motorists to use technology and verify their insurance electronically during a traffic stop.

Senate bill increases fines for selling tobacco to kids

The numbers are stark: nearly 9 out of 10 adults who smoke daily started smoking by the age of 18.

I recently supported legislation that would increase the penalties for selling or providing tobacco to minors and for minors who attempt to buy tobacco products. The current fines have not been raised in more than 20 years.

According to the U.S. Surgeon General, more than 1,200 people in the United States die each day due to smoking. More stringent penalties will help discourage the illegal sale of tobacco to minors and deter young people from using this product. Senate Bill 340 has been sent to the House for consideration.

MacGregor backs "Good Samaritan" bill

Someone who steps in to help a victim during an emergency situation shouldn't be worried about potential liability.

I recently supported a bill that extends the protections of immunity to licensed EMS providers or first responders identical to those given to other off-duty licensed health professionals responding to medical emergencies. Senate Bill 427 has been referred to the House Committee on Criminal Justice.

Don't veer for deer!

October and November are two of the most dangerous months for deer-vehicle crashes. According to the Michigan Deer Crash Coalition, many accidents and fatalities occur when drivers swerve to avoid the deer.

The safety group offers the following tips:

    • Always wear your safety belt;
    • Stay alert, especially at dawn and dusk;
    • If you see one deer, slow down as deer often travel in groups; and
    • If a crash is unavoidable, don't swerve, brake firmly, hold onto the steering wheel, stay in your lane and bring your car to a controlled stop.

Find more safety tips and information at www.MichiganDeerCrash.com.

Highlights from my Facebook page


State Senator Peter MacGregor

October 14 at 2:18pm
I enjoyed meeting with these Fostering Futures Scholarship Recipients yesterday. They joined me to testify during a Finance Committee hearing in support of Senate Bills 543 and 544, which would add the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund to the Michigan Contributions Schedule. If the bills become law, taxpayers would be able to donate some of their income tax return to the scholarship fund with a simple checkoff. You can read more about the bills on my website linked below.

MacGregor bill would add Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund tax checkoff



State Senator Peter MacGregor

October 7 at 2:15pm
It was great meeting with students from the Grandville High School RoboDawgs team during Michigan Capitol Robotics Day. The RoboDawgs are one of the nation's largest and most accomplished high school robotics teams, and their exhibits, which included robots, drones, and submersibles, among others, reinforce how important and meaningful science, technology, engineering and math education is. Michigan's future is bright!



State Senator Peter MacGregor with Chris Afendoulis at Northview Public Schools

September 28 at 8:57pm
I had the honor to present a state tribute, with Rep Chris Afendoulis, to Dr Mike Paskewicz retiring Northview Public Schools Superintendent. 40 years of education service to our youth - the last 6 at Northview. Thank you Dr Paskewicz!



State Senator Peter MacGregor

September 23 at 9:58am
This is great news for the city of Grandville and its residents. Noting the city's sufficient financial reserves, and modest debt and pension obligations, the upgraded Aa2 bond rating underscores the importance of fiscal responsibility in governance.

Moody's assigns Aa2 to Grandville, MI's $3.5M GO Bonds, Ser. 2015

State Senator Peter MacGregor

September 21 at 3:08pm
One of the newer services being utilized by the Secretary of State and available in Kent County is called MI-TIME Line.

The system enables customers to make appointments and even hold your place in line from the comfort of your home or from your mobile phone, allowing you to continue on with your day until you receive a text message or phone call to come in for your appointment.

Two of the three locations serve 28th Senate District residents — the Northeast Kent County Plus branch, located at 3472 Plainfield Ave. NE in Grand Rapids, and the Southwest Kent County Plus branch, located at 1056 Rogers Plaza SW in Wyoming.

MI-TIME Line is just the latest in a series of improvements that the Secretary of State has implemented to make visits more convenient and less time consuming.

SOS - Get in Line from anywhere with MI-TIME Line


State Senator Peter MacGregor

September 17
I thank Majority Leader Meekhof for entrusting me with chairing the Senate Oversight Committee. I take this charge very seriously and will do my best as chairman to fulfill the committee's obligations as we strive to make state government more open, transparent and accountable to the residents of Michigan.

MacGregor to chair new Senate Oversight Committee - Senator Peter MacGregor


State Senator Peter MacGregor at English Hills Country Club & Terrace

September 16
I had a wonderful evening recognizing and honoring all the Volunteers that make every day at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans a "Home". A thank you banquet for Thousands of Hours of volunteering for our Veterans.



OUR DISTRICT

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The 28th Senate District


The 28th Senate District consists of the cities of Cedar Springs, Grandville, Rockford, Walker, Wyoming city, and the townships of Algoma, Alpine, Byron, Cannon, Courtland, Grattan, Nelson, Oakfield, Plainfield, Solon, Sparta, Spencer, Tyrone, and Vergennes in Kent County.

Contact Me

Serving the constituents of the 28th 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 1-855-347-8028 or emailing senpmacgregor@senate.michigan.gov.

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.
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Senator Peter MacGregor

715 Farnum Bldg. P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

Phone: (517) 373-0797

Email: SenPMacGregor@senate.michigan.gov
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