The Department of Insurance and Financial Services is rolling out a new website and phone access to live personnel to answer Capital Building Lansing Croppedquestions about the new no-fault auto insurance reforms that take effect July 1, 2020. Vaping would be treated like a tobacco product under legislation (SB 781) introduced in the Senate. It is part of a six-bill bipartisan package of legislation that requires a license to sell vaping products, creates marketing restrictions, age verification, and changes the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. Democrats have proposed a package of bills (HBs 4386, and 5452 through 5456) that would increase financial and criminal penalties for companies that poison the air, water, and land while incentivizing corporate leaders to behave more responsively, according to a press release. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed into law SB 340 which allows people to fill their prescriptions at “remote pharmacies” staffed by a pharmacist available through a live video feed. A recent poll shows that a 60% majority of Michigan voters support moving to a vote-by-mail election system, with 32% opposed.

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