Robertson backs new laws to fight methMeth production remains a problem in many communities, especially in rural areas. In fact, Michigan ranked sixth in meth lab busts nationwide last year.
I recently supported legislation-now signed into law-to help prevent the production of this illegal and dangerous drug. Under the new laws, the names of people who have been convicted of meth-related offenses will be entered into NPLEx for a stop-sale alert. NPLEx is an electronic system used by pharmacies and law enforcement to track sales of over-the-counter cold and allergy medicines containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine. Retailers will be required to check the system to see if a person is prohibited from purchasing the product.
In addition, people who buy legal amounts of these products for others, knowing it will be used to manufacture meth, will face new penalties. The laws take effect January 1, 2015.
Family friendly fishingYou can find a great place to take the kids or grandkids fishing by visiting the Family Friendly Fishing Waters website at www.michigan.gov/fishing.
Water bodies are identified as family friendly based on ease of access, amenities (restrooms!) and high likelihood of success in catching fish. Each online profile includes geographic location, driving directions, species of fish available, hours and more.
A family fishing trip is the perfect way to enjoy Michigan's great outdoors before the end of summer!
Fall Adopt-A-Highway cleanup date setThe year's final Adopt-A-Highway pickup is scheduled from Sept. 20 to 28.
Volunteer crews perform a valuable community service by helping keep Michigan highway roadsides clear of trash and debris. In 2013, Adopt-A-Highway volunteers collected about 70,000 bags of trash, a $5.5 million value for the state!
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Senator Dave Robertson
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