News From Rep. Hammoud

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

LANSING — A bipartisan group of Michigan lawmakers detailed legislation today that would raise the state’s legal smoking age to 21 and make other important changes to the state’s tobacco laws. Other revisions include banning tobacco product vending machines, enhancing hookah tobacco regulations and modifying penalties for those who break the law.

“The Michigan Constitution directs the Legislature to protect the health of our citizens, and I take that responsibility very seriously,” said state Rep....

Thursday, June 8, 2017

LANSING — At a press conference yesterday, state Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) and several house democratic colleagues introduced the MI Civil Rights Expansion bill package. This comprehensive, first of its kind package will extended needed civil protections to all residents, regardless of birthplace. They were joined by Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton, ACLU Michigan, Michigan United, the Washtenaw Immigrant Justice Coalition, the National Association of Social Workers, Emgage and Michigan residents who support the package of bills....

State Rep. Abullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn), along with House colleagues and other supporters, announces the MI Civil Rights Expansion legislation at a press conference on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at the Anderson House Office Building in Lansing.
Friday, May 26, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) has introduced House Resolution 111 to extend best wishes to Muslims in Michigan, the United States and worldwide, for a joyous and meaningful observance of Ramadan, a holy month of prayer, fasting, charity and reflection. The Michigan House of Representatives adopted the resolution after Hammoud gave a speech on the House floor on Thursday, May 25.

          This month of sacrifice and contemplation begins this year on or...

Thursday, May 18, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) has introduced House Bill 4617, which would prohibit automobile insurers from refusing to insure, limiting the amount of coverage, or charging a different rate or premium based on credit history, education, occupation or residency.

“The affordability of auto insurance is one of the most pressing issues in our state,” Hammoud said. “Many residents are forced to choose between paying exorbitant rates for auto insurance or using fragmented public transportation...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) has introduced a resolution condemning hate crimes and any other form of bias, discrimination, or other action targeting people based on race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. The resolution also urges Congress to investigate and prosecute acts of discrimination and violence.

House Resolution 99 is in response to the alarming and disturbing increase of hate crimes and threats against religious, racial, and ethnic minorities, and LGBTQ communities in America. The...