Rep. Hughes talks about Senate passage Thursday of her HB 5407, which requires convicted criminals to hear impact statements from victims or their families during a sentencing hearing. The plan was submitted in response to a recent Muskegon County case where the convicted murderer of Rebekah Bletsch requested to leave the court before the victim statements. …
Rep. Maturen discusses his bipartisan plan to help protect bees and other pollinators vital to Michigan’s agricultural industry by creating a Pollinator Health Advisory Council that would advise the Michigan Department of Natural Resources on improving pollinator health.
Rep. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Twp; audio on House passage of civil asset forfeiture reform legislation
Rep. Lucido talks about House passage of his legislation requiring a criminal conviction before law enforcement agencies can take ownership of personal property using the civil asset forfeiture process.
Rep. Iden talks about House passage this week of his HB 5850, which continues the state’s OK2Say program past its original expiration date of 2021, a move the Representative says will keep schools and Michigan’s young people safer.
Rep. LaFave talks about House passage Tuesday of his HB 5851, which requires schools to submit incident reports to a proposed statewide school safety commission. Representative LaFave says that by sharing information about situations at the local level, schools across Michigan can become safer for students and teachers.
House Education Committee Chair Tim Kelly talks about the passing Monday of state Superintendent of Public Instruction Brian Whiston.
Rep. VanderWall talks about House passage Tuesday of his HR 307, which put the House on record as opposing the Michigan State Waterways Commission recommendation that legislation be introduced to require the registration, with a fee, of all rigid-hulled kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards eight feet or longer.
House Law and Justice Committee Chair Klint Kesto talks about Tuesday’s Committee hearing with three survivors of Larry Nassar as lawmakers continue to craft new legislation to better protect Michigan students and patients.
Rep. Griffin talks about efforts in Van Buren County to better-connect veterans with the benefits that they have earned, including the hiring of a new County Veteran Services Officer and the Veterans and Seniors Expo the Rep. held in Mattawan earlier this week.
Speaker Leonard talks with reporters on the House floor Thursday afternoon about Senate legislation currently pending in the House Appropriations Committee that would require some able-bodied Medicaid recipients in Michigan to participate in 29 hours of work, job training or related education every week to qualify for benefits.
Rep. Howell, the Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, talks about House passage this week of HB 5711, which would amend state law to allow Michigan residents between the ages of 10 and 13 to hunt on public land. Rep. Howell sponsored legislation signed into law early this year that expands youth hunting opportunities,…
Rep. Noble talks about his HB 5789, which mandates the permanent revocation of a license or registration of a medical professional if convicted of sexual conduct under pretext of medical treatment. The measure is currently pending in the House Law and Justice Committee.
Rep. Iden talks about House passage Wednesday of his HB 5850, which makes the state’s OK2Say program, which was set to expire in 2021, permanent. OK2Say provides a 24-hour confidential tip line that is used to prevent school tragedies. The measure now moves to the full state House.
Rep. LaFave talks about passage Wednesday by the House Appropriations Committee of his legislation, HB 5851, requiring schools to submit incident reports to a proposed statewide school safety commission. The reports would provide the commission with examples of how incidents and threats were handled to develop best practices for other Michigan schools to follow. The…