Rep. Graham Filler, R-DeWitt; audio on committee passage of “raise the age” legislation

House Judiciary Committee Chair Graham Filler talks about Committee passage Tuesday of a bi-partisan, multi-bill package that will allow 17-year-olds to be treated as minors within the juvenile system in most circumstances beginning Oct. 21, 2021. Prosecutors would continue to have the discretion to waive minors who commit violent crimes into the adult system when…

Rep. Phil Green, R-Millington; audio on fight for Caro Center

Rep. Green talks about his efforts to preserve his district’s Caro Center, saying the community is behind him 100% and that he is working with both parties to keep the facility in the Thumb.  The Governor announced in March that she will halt funding for the Caro Center Psychiatric Hospital.      

Rep. John Reilly, R-Lake Orion; audio on options for 11th grade Workkeys test

On a day when high school Juniors across Michigan are taking the Workkeys test, Rep. Reilly talks about his HB 4162, which would give local school systems the option of administering the test, rather than mandating the exam.  Rep. Reilly says school administrators in Oakland County tell him they see the test, which measures remedial…

Rep. Graham Filler, R-DeWitt; audio on juvenille justice legislation testimony

House Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Graham Filler talks about testimony Tuesday morning in his committee on a bi-partisan, multi-bill package of legislation that would change state law to require that 17-year olds be tried as minors and not adults.  Rep. Filler notes similar packages have been proposed in the last two terms, but says this…

Rep. Roger Hauck, R-Union Twp.; audio on raise the age legislation

Rep. Hauck speaks in the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday morning on his legislation in a bi-partisan, multi-bill package to raise the age at which individuals are considered adults for the purposes of prosecuting and adjudicating criminal offenses.  The package would also allow 17-year-olds to be treated as minors within the juvenile system in most circumstances. …

Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on health care worker assault legislation

House Health Policy Committee Chair Hank Vaupel talks about his House Bills 4327-28, which add health care professionals and medical volunteers to a protected group of workers that already includes police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel. Assaulting one of these protected professionals could result in a felony with enhanced penalties.  The legislation has just been…

Rep. Mike Mueller, R-Linden; audio on first responder assistance

Rep. Mueller, a retired sheriff’s deputy, talks about his work to create policies to foster peer counseling and a greater awareness of professional help and support for first responders. Rep. Mueller was the sponsor the House Resolution designating March 19 as Law Enforcement Mental Health Awareness Day in the state of Michigan.  

Rep. Rodney Wakeman, R-Saginaw Twp.; audio on Michigan tourism

Rep. Wakeman, who serves as Vice chair of the House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation committee, and who is a member of the House Commerce and Tourism committee, discusses the relationship between tourism and small and family businesses.