Senator Peter MacGregor

OFFICE HOURS

I will be holding office hours on Monday, January 30th from 7:30 am - 9:00 am at Mr. Burger, 5181 Northland Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525.

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.comor call 1-855-347-8028.


MacGregor backs effort to ensure students learn CPR

High school is a time to help prepare our students for the "real world." Now, under Senate legislation recently signed into law, graduates will enter the workforce or attend college having learned an important lifesaving skill.

I supported Senate Bill 647 (Public Act 388 of 2016), which adds instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) as part of the state health education standards for grades 7-12. Schools are encouraged to use local law enforcement or emergency response personnel, or representatives of the Red Cross or the American Heart Association to provide the training.

The use of CPR and AEDs increases the likelihood a person will survive a cardiac arrest. If every high school student had this training before graduation, Michigan would gain 100,000 new CPR-trained individuals each year! The new law will take effect at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.

MacGregor supports new laws to update standards for skilled trades

Skilled trade jobs are a vital part of Michigan's economy. I supported a 10-bill package to modernize guidelines for the skilled trade professions and help encourage workers to choose a career in the trades.

The Senate legislation — now law — creates one uniform code for five trade groups, including electricians, mechanical contractors, boiler inspectors and installers, building inspectors and plumbers. The reform establishes clear and efficient standards for the application and complaint processes and how penalties are enforced. The new law also streamlines requirements for those workers who are licensed across multiple trades.

Spring turkey hunting application period ends Feb. 1

There may be snow on the ground but it's never too early for hunters to think spring! The spring season is the traditional time to hunt turkey.

The 2017 spring turkey season runs April 17 through May 31, with several different hunt periods to choose from. The application period is open through Feb. 1 and a $5 application may be purchased where hunting licenses are sold or online at www.mdnr-elicense.com. Drawing results are available beginning March 6 at www.michigan.gov/turkey. Access the 2017 Michigan Spring Turkey Digest at this site for more information, including details on regulations, season dates and hunt units.

State of the Great Lakes report released

The Great Lakes are Michigan's most treasured natural resource. These magnificent lakes are central to our economy and outdoor heritage.

The recently released 2016 Michigan State of the Great Lakes Report takes a look at a number of important "big lake" issues, including Michigan's water strategy, water trails recreation, water technology innovation and the blue economy. Access the document here



Highlights from my Facebook Page


State Senator Peter MacGregor

Governor Snyder signed Senate Bill 1097, which I sponsored, along with SB 1098-1100 which creates the new Michigan Veterans Facility Authority as a public body, and separate legal entity, within the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA).





State Senator Peter MacGregor at Walker City Hall

I had the pleasure of witnessing the swearing in of a new officer and the promotion of another police officer at the City of Walker Commission meeting. Congratulations Office Tyler Kuipers and Sergeant Andy Veen..






State Senator Peter MacGregor at Marshall Elementary School

It was a great honor to be invited to Marshall Elementary School's National Blue Ribbon Celebration in Byron Township. Representative Hooker & I presented a State Tribute to Principal Anama. Congratulations Marshall! Great achievement of excellence!





State Senator Peter MacGregor

The American Legion Department of Michigan is happy to offer several scholarship and learning opportunities for High School students during the 2016-2017 school year!

Some require the student be a descendant of a war-time era veteran to receive the scholarship, but some do not. Other programs like Boys and Girls State offer learning opportunities for students.

Follow this link for more information: http://www.michiganlegion.org/scholarships.html#brewer


State Senator Peter MacGregor

I was honored to receive the Michigan Harvest Gathering 2016 Hunger-Free Michigan Award from the Food Bank Council of Michigan!

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

Binsfeld Office Building
Suite 5600
201 Townsend Street
Lansing, MI 489336

Phone: (517) 373-0797

Email: SenPMacGregor@senate.michigan.gov
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