house resolution no.403

The Speaker, on behalf of the entire membership of the House of Representatives, offered the following resolution:

A resolution of tribute for the Honorable Beau LaFave.

Whereas, It is a pleasure to recognize the Honorable Beau LaFave as he completes his third term in the Michigan House of Representatives. Representative LaFave has been an energetic and active advocate for the people of the state of Michigan, and especially the One Hundred-eighth District, which includes his lifelong home of Iron Mountain as well as Delta, Dickinson, and Menominee counties; and

Whereas, Representative LaFave is a graduate of Kingsford High School and holds a bachelor's degree in international relations and political economy from Michigan State University's James Madison College. He has also been active in politics, serving as a precinct delegate for the Dickinson County Republican Party since 2012. After attending Wayne State Law School for one year, he postponed his pursuit of a juris doctorate degree to serve the people of the Upper Peninsula; and

Whereas, During his three-term tenure in this chamber, Representative LaFave served as chair of the Committee on Military, Veterans and Homeland Security; majority vice chair of the committees on Insurance, Judiciary, and Natural Resources; and a member of the committees on Agriculture, Energy Policy, Oversight, and Transportation. He was additionally a member of the Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates. Representative LaFave successfully sponsored numerous pieces of legislation to implement commonsense reforms and facilitate efficient governance. To improve our schools, he sponsored a law that required high school students to be awarded high school credit for qualifying internships or work experience, as well as bills in legislative packages designed to improve school safety. Representative LaFave was also a champion for persons with disabilities, sponsoring a package of bills to require the use of the updated, more dynamic accessibility symbol and a bill to allow the use of powered wheelchairs on sidewalks without a driver's license; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we offer this expression of tribute to commend and thank the Honorable Beau LaFave for his notable contributions to this legislative body and to our state; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to Representative LaFave as evidence of our gratitude and best wishes.