Senate passes Cox’s human trafficking legislation

The Michigan Senate today approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Laura Cox to make it easier for victims of human trafficking to expunge prostitution violations from their records. “It’s a common misconception that human trafficking is not a local issue, however, right here in Michigan, children, women and men are being forced into prostitution,” said…

Livonia’s Rep. Laura Cox Will Be Named House Appropriations Chair

Cox Will Become First Female Approps Chair in MI House History Livonia, MI — Representative Laura Cox (R-Livonia) announced today she will be appointed House Appropriations Chair by Speaker-Elect Tom Leonard for the 2017-2018 State Legislature.  Laura Cox will become the first female appropriations chair in the history of the Michigan House of Representatives. Representative…

Rep. Cox veteran bill signed by governor

New legislation brings clarity to the state definition of veteran State Rep. Laura Cox, R-Livonia, today took part in a bill-signing ceremony with Gov. Rick Snyder in honor of legislation she sponsored to create an official state definition of the term “veteran” to bring more consistency and clarity to state laws. “The Michigan definition of…

Rep. Cox welcomes family of fallen hero to Capitol for 9/11 ceremony

Helen Szelag (center right) and Martin Szelag (far right), mother and brother of fallen firefighter Walter Szelag, and Livonia Fire Chief Shadd Whitehead (far left) join state Rep. Laura Cox (center left) in the Capitol rotunda as her guest during the annual House of Representatives 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. House members invited first responders and members…

Rep. Cox water lien extension bill passed by House

A bill introduced by state Rep. Laura Cox, R-Livonia, to increase the number of years a municipality can collect on a lien that has been placed on a property due to unpaid water bills was passed today by the Michigan House of Representatives. In the state of Michigan, under the Municipal Water Liens Act, a…

Rep. Cox human trafficking legislation passed by House

A three-bill package, introduced by state Rep. Laura Cox and fellow legislators, to make it easier for victims of human trafficking to expunge prostitution violations from their records was today passed by the Michigan House of Representatives. “It’s a common misconception that human trafficking is not a local issue, however, right here in Michigan, children,…

Rep. Cox welcomes Buchanan Elementary students to Capitol

State Rep. Laura Cox, R-Livonia, guides Mrs. Edward’s third-grade class, from Buchanan Elementary School in Livonia, on a tour of the Capitol building on March 17. “It’s encouraging to see young students interested in state government,” said Rep. Cox. “It’s so important that we teach the significant role the Legislature plays and encourage them to…

Rep. Cox testifies in House Financial Liability Reform Committee

State Rep. Laura Cox gave testimony today on House Bill 5421, a bill she sponsored to address the management of Healthcare Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Association (VEBA) plans, before the House Committee on Financial Liability Reform. HB 5421 proposes accountability and good governance measures, such as subjecting the Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association boards to the public’s…