Green announces October office hours in Vassar

LANSING, Mich.—Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville, announced that October office hours have been scheduled for the 31st Senate District.

District office hours provide residents with the opportunity to meet with the senator or a member of his staff to address issues related to state government. No appointment is necessary.

The next scheduled meeting hours will be on Friday, October 25 at the Vassar City Hall, Council Room, 287 E. Huron Ave, Vassar, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

For more information or to contact Green, please visit or call toll-free at 1-866-305-2131. The 31st Senate district includes the counties of Arenac, Bay, Huron, Sanilac and Tuscola.

Green co-sponsors Taser legislation

LANSING—State Sen. Mike Green on Wednesday signed onto public safety legislation that would allow Concealed Pistol License (CPL) holders to carry a non-lethal Taser into a no-carry zone.

“By allowing law-abiding individuals with the proper training to carry Tasers into areas restricted for pistols, you are empowering them with the non-lethal ability to defend themselves and other innocent life from violence,” said Green, R-Mayville.

Senate Bills 572 and 573 would allow a device that uses electro-muscular disruption technology, such as a Taser, to be carried in the pistol free zones outlined in state law. These zones include schools, day care centers, sports arenas, taverns, churches, large entertainment facilities, hospitals and college dorms or classrooms.

“Licensed individuals have already proven they understand the law and the responsibility that comes with their license,” Green added. “Recognizing that, the bills take one step towards making these areas safer for all who have a right to be there.”

Public Acts 122-124 of 2012 already allow CPL holders to possess and reasonably use an electro-muscular disruption device, such as a Taser, for self-defense purposes following mandatory training from authorized dealers.

Sponsors of the legislation have noted that any person who uses a Taser for anything other than self-defense would be guilty of a misdemeanor and face up to two years in prison and a fine of $2,000.

The bills have been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration.