News From Rep. Hammoud

Friday, May 5, 2017

Representatives Ask for Attorney General Opinion on AK Steel

Michigan Strategic Fund board approved controversial tax credits

LANSING —State Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn), Pete Lucido (R-Shelby Township) and Martin Howrylak (R-Troy) announced today that they are asking Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette for an opinion about the legality of the  Michigan Strategic Fund board’s approval transferring Severstal North America’s tax credits to AK Steel. The legislators said that by going around the Legislature, the company may avoid answering questions about...

Friday, April 28, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) has introduced House Bill 4560, which would amend the Michigan Penal Code to add police stations, with exceptions, to the list of premises where possession of firearms is prohibited. The exceptions include bringing firearms into the station for administrative business and/or when a station opts out by not posting appropriate signage that firearms are prohibited.

This bill is a reaction to the February incident during which two armed...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) sent an invitation to the representatives that sponsored or co-sponsored a controversial bill that would prohibit state courts from using foreign laws — including, but not limited to, Sharia law, Catholic canon, and Jewish Halacha — to meet with the interfaith council in the city of Dearborn. However, religious laws are frequently taken into consideration in state courts, such as marriage, divorce and business arbitrations. Thus, this bill potentially poses...

Friday, April 14, 2017

TAYLOR — State Rep. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) hosted a town hall-style event Wednesday night to give residents a chance to address their legislators directly about issues that are important to them. The event took place at the Wayne County Community College District Taylor Campus. State Reps. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township), Cara Clemente (D-Lincoln Park) and Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) were on hand to take questions, and Democratic Floor Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) gave a legislative...

From left, state Reps. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn), Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township), Democratic Floor Leader Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills) and Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) listen during the “This Is Your House” town hall event on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Wayne County Community College District Taylor Campus.
Thursday, March 30, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township), Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) and Tim Sneller (D-Burton) introduced a package of bills today to increase ethics and transparency in state government. The three-bill package is modeled on legislation that U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint Township) introduced at the federal level.

Rep. Camilleri’s bill, House Bill 4477, amends the law that requires state agencies to publish information regarding contracts paid for with public funds to include information about...