Rep. Forlini’s bill to combat opioids deaths heads to governor

Measure allows antidote to be dispensed without prescription   The Michigan House today approved potentially life-saving legislation introduced by state Rep. Anthony Forlini enabling pharmacists to dispense opioid antagonists, which reverse the effects of an overdose, without a prescription. Rep. Forlini, R-Harrison Township, says House Bill 5326, combined with another new law from a bill…

Sir Rep. Forlini? Lawmaker knighted by the president of Italy

Italian consul to present award on Sunday   State Rep. Anthony Forlini will be conferred as a knight in the Order of the Star of Italy during a ceremony on Dec. 11 in Clinton Township. Rep. Forlini, R-Harrison Township, will be presented the honor by Dr. Maria Luisa Lapresa, the Consul of Italy in Detroit,…

Rep. Forlini hosts annual Community Shred Day Oct. 14

State Rep. Anthony Forlini today announced he will co-host his annual Community Shred Day with the Harrison Township Library on Friday, Oct. 14 at the Harrison Township Library. Rep. Forlini, R-Harrison Township, urges people to bring in outdated personal paperwork that could be used by identity thieves. The documents will be safely shredded free of…

Rep. Forlini helps dedicate memorial to victims of 1901 tragedy

Fatalities from train wreck honored with statue, plaque   State Rep. Anthony Forlini recently took part in a memorial ceremony at Oakwood Cemetery in Adrian to honor the 100 Italian-American victims of a 1901 train wreck who are interred at the cemetery. Rep. Forlini, R-Harrison Township, a member of the Italian-American Cultural Center, joined state…

Historic criminal justice reform legislation passes Michigan House

Forlini: Children need different treatment than adults The house this week passed a 19-bill package which transfer authority over 17-year-olds who commit criminal offenses from the adult criminal courts to the family courts. Michigan is one of only nine states that still automatically charges 17-year-olds as adults for any offense. Rep. Anthony Forlini, R-Harrison township,…

Snyder signs Forlini bill to protect digital assets

New law creates the Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act Gov. Rick Snyder today signed a measure which creates the Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act to protect people’s digital assets after death or incapacitation. House Bill 5034, now Public Act 59 of 2016, was introduced by Rep. Forlini, gives internet users the power to…

ABLE legislation passes in Michigan House

  Forlini bills brighten futures; encourage financial independence for disabled The Michigan House today approved legislation to create the Michigan Achieving a Better Life Experience program as well as provide more financial opportunities for people with disabilities. State Rep. Anthony Forlini from Harrison Township, a certified financial planner by trade and author of the Michigan ABLE…

Gov. Snyder signs Rep. Forlini electronic notice legislation

Lawmaker: Email communication easier for landlord and tenant   Governor Snyder today signed into law legislation ensuring that landlords and renters have another legal venue to discuss renter status. House Bill 4038, introduced by state Rep. Anthony Forlini, allows landlords to send notices via e-mail. Rep. Forlini said one purpose of the bill was to ensure…

Forlini ABLE bills clear House committee with bipartisan support

  Forlini: Multi-bill package empowers Michigan families   The Michigan House Financial Services Committee today passed legislation to create the Michigan Achieving a Better Life Experience program as well as provide more financial opportunities for those with disabilities. State Rep. Anthony Forlini, a certified financial planner by trade, is the author of the Michigan ABLE…

Rep. Forlini says GOP road plan fair, sensible

Lawmaker: Prioritize $1 billion for future spending   State Rep. Anthony Forlini today took part in the unveiling of a House Republican transportation plan that fixes Michigan’s crumbling roads and bridges by creating long-term and sustainable funding. Rep. Forlini, R-Harrison Township, joined other Republican lawmakers in announcing the plan, which focuses on using existing dollars…

Forlini bill opens doors for building official careers

The House Wednesday passed a bill which removes employment as a requirement to register as a building official, plan reviewer or inspector in Michigan. Currently, the Building Officials and Inspectors Registration Act mandates that only individuals employed by a governmental unit are allowed to register. House Bill 4245, introduced by Rep. Anthony Forlini, will open…

Rep. Forlini celebrates ‘March is Reading Month’ at local schools

State Rep. Anthony Forlini has been busy celebrating March is Reading month with visits to local schools in the L’Anse Creuse School District. Rep. Forlini, R-Harrison Township, read Friday afternoon to Ms. Erica Leigh’s and Mrs. Michelle Allmacher’s second graders at Graham Elementary, and was back at it today with a visit to Lobbestael Elementary,…

Forlini: Grant allows auto supplier to grow in Harrison Township

Firm will create 519 jobs, invest in local economy   State Rep. Anthony Forlini today announced a grant has been awarded to improve Executive Drive in Harrison Township, resulting in the creation of 519 jobs at a local auto supply firm. Forlini, R-Harrison Township, said the $1.6 million Transportation Economic Development Fund grant includes concrete…

Forlini named to chair House Financial Services Committee

Lawmaker will serve on three other panels   State Rep. Anthony Forlini has been named chair of the House Financial Services Committee by Speaker Kevin Cotter. Forlini also will serve as a member of three other important committees. Forlini, R-Harrison Township, said his 32 years of financial-service experience will be invaluable in his role as chair…

Rep. Forlini has perfect voting record four years in a row

State Rep. Anthony Forlini is not only part of a distinguished group of Michigan legislators with a perfect voting record during the 2013-2014 legislative session. He is part of an even smaller group that have gone the last four years without missing a single vote. In the past term the House took 1,345 roll call…