Rep. LaSata talks about the introduction Wednesday of a package of bipartisan legislation flowing out of the House inquiry into the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. The package includes enhanced penalties for aggravated distribution, production, and financing of child pornography, as well as new penalties for individuals who abuse their positions of authority to prohibit…
Rep. Whiteford talks about House passage Wednesday of her HB 4522, which allows a taxpayer to claim an additional exemption in the tax year in which the taxpayer has a certificate of stillbirth from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Rep. Albert talks about his new legislation that prohibits the importation of live deer – including whitetail deer, elk and moose – into Michigan. Current law already prohibits bringing a deer carcass into the state. The legislation is part of a three-bill package designed to limit the exposure of Michigan cervids to Chronic Wasting Disease….
Rep. Albert talks about his new legislation, HB 5778, which establishes standards and criteria for the breeding large carnivores at Michigan’s public and private zoos. Rep. Albert says legislation from the early 2000’s effectively banned breeding, and he says it’s time the state updates it laws so the breeding of large carnivores is no longer…
Rep. Lower talks about his new legislation targeting the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in Michigan. The plan prohibits the importation of live deer, works to keep captive and wild deer seperate and establishes a fund targeting CWD that hunters can contribute to voluntarily.
Rep. Vaupel talks bout his work on new legislation to increase awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, saying FASD extracts a huge human cost and is entirely preventable.
Rep. Bizon says he’s hearing from constituents about using technology to improve the quality of Michigan roads, ranging from suggestions for heated roadways to the possibility of what he calls “smart roads.” Rep. Bizon says better quality roads need to be a priority.
Rep. Rendon talks about economic development in northern Michigan, saying the Michigan Economic Development Corporation is helping to foster growth in rural and northern portions of the state and noting the result is careers and opportunities that Michigan residents would have considered unlikely only a decade ago.
Rep. Kahle talks about final House passage Thursday of her HB 5678, which maintains the ability of hospice organizations to attend to the intense and immediate medical needs of patients during end of life hospice care; that ability had been inadvertently jeopardized by the state’s new opioid laws.
Rep. Kahle talks about House passage Thursday of a two-bill package that creates the crime of cyberbullying in Michigan, essentially mirroring the state’s stalking laws, and provides for penalties of up to a year in jail for misdemeanor convictions and as many as ten years in prison for cases resulting in death. t
Rep. Lucido talks about House passage Thursday of his two-bill package that creates the crime of cyberbullying in Michigan, essentially mirroring the state’s stalking laws, and provides for penalties of up to a year in jail for misdemeanor convictions and as many as ten years in prison for cases resulting in death.
Rep. LaFave talks about House passage Wednesday of his HB 4106, which gives high school students the opportunity to earn course credit for completion of an internship or work study program.
Rep. Iden talks about House passage Wednesday of his legislation in a two-bill package that allows high school students to receive scholastic credit for internships and apprentice programs, a plan he says will help Michigan students be better prepared for a future career.
Rep. Hughes talks about House passage Wednesday of her legislation requiring motorists to maintain at least a three-foot distance to increase safety when passing a bicyclist. Over 39 states have some type of provisions in law regarding safe passing of bicyclists. According to a report by the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, 38 bicyclists…
Rep. LaSata talks about the signing of her legislation designating the portion of Red Arrow Highway, between Glenlord and Hilltop roads the Trooper Robert J. Mihalik Memorial Highway, in honor of a Michigan State Police Trooper killed in the line of duty in Berrien County in 1984.
Rep. Iden talks about the additional $175 million in emergency road funding signed into law Tuesday.