Senator Peter MacGregor

MacGregor supports bill to allow electronic vehicle registration

Like any piece of paper, vehicle registration certificates can be easily lost or misplaced.

I recently supported a bill that allows a motorist to show law enforcement an electronic copy or digital photograph of their registration certificate on their cell phone or other mobile device during a traffic stop. Michigan law already allows drivers to use their smartphones to show electronic proof of insurance when they are pulled over.

The legislation is a logical extension of current law and just makes good sense with the increasing use of technology in our daily lives.

MacGregor backs legislation to reform election recount fee

After last year’s presidential election, a candidate petitioned for a statewide recount despite receiving only 1.07 percent of the vote in Michigan. While the courts stopped the recount before it was completed, many local governments were concerned that the actual costs of the process, including costs for rent, overtime, travel and security, were exceeding their reimbursement from the recount fee.

I supported legislation that would increase this fee if a candidate lost an election by over 5 percent of the vote. The bill would increase the fee from $125 per precinct to $250 at that margin and remain at $125 if the margin was 5 percent or less and at $25 if the margin was within 0.5 percent of the winner.

The proposed reform protects the right of a candidate to pursue a recount yet protects taxpayers as well. A candidate who loses an election by a significant amount of the vote and wants a recount should be responsible for the actual costs.

Senate Bill 290 has been sent to the House for consideration.

MacGregor offers information on how to fly the flag

In recognition of Independence Day, a time to celebrate our nation’s birthday with picnics and parades. Many people also make sure our U.S. flag is flying proudly in front of their home or business.

As the symbol of all we hold dear, Old Glory demands proper attention and respect. If you have questions on flag etiquette, please visit my website  for general information on flying or displaying the flag.

Think Christmas in July

The search is underway to find the 2017 state Christmas Tree! The tree will be displayed in front of the Michigan Capitol building and featured as part of Lansing’s holiday festivities.

In the last 30 years, trees have come from locations across the state — from private yards to public land near highways and forests. To be considered, a tree must be a spruce or fir, at least 55 feet tall, within easy access of a road with no interference from wires and available at no cost.

Nominations are requested by July 30, 2017. Anyone nominating a tree should send their name, phone number, a photo of the tree and information about its size and location to

Highlights from my Facebook Page

State Senator Peter MacGregor

Yesterday, State Senator Dave Hildenbrand, State Senator Mike Kowall, and I hosted a Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pinning Ceremony for the State of Michigan Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, in commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of the conflict. It is always an honor to publicly thank and welcome home those who served our nation during that time.

State Senator Peter MacGregor

Yesterday I introduced a resolution to make July Craft Beer Month in Michigan. Craft brewing is a major industry throughout our state, especially in West Michigan.

State Senator Peter MacGregor

Today the Michigan State Senate welcomed Michigan native and Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer, Allison Schmitt to the Capitol for Dairy Foods Awareness Day!

State Senator Peter MacGregor at Wyoming Senior Center

Helping our local senior citizens in the City of Wyoming with identity fraud; i.e. identity theft, phone, email, and mail scams. Thanks to the Attorney General's help with presenting another great Senior Consumer Education program. Protect yourself - Never give your personal information out unless you have initiated the contact.

State Senator Peter MacGregor

Beautiful day for the Walker Memorial Day Parade to honor those who fought and gave their lives for our freedom. I had the pleasure of walking alongside Rep. Bill Huizenga and State Representative Rob VerHeulen!


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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.

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Senator Peter MacGregor

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Lansing, MI 48933

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