House approves Lucido bills to protect falsely accused

The House approved legislation late Wednesday to erase all personal identification information gathered upon arrest of an individual who has the charges dismissed before trial or is found to be falsely accused. “What is the necessity of keeping fingerprint or DNA evidence if the alleged victim lied? There is none,” said state Rep. Peter Lucido,…

Rep. Lucido, Macomb officials speak against cyberbullying

State Rep. Peter Lucido today was joined by Macomb County assistant prosecutors William Harding and Derek Miller to speak before the House Law and Justice Committee in support of Lucido’s legislation to stop cyberbullying. “I’m a firm believer in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but hate speech, threats and intimidation are not universally…

Senate unanimously approves Lucido bill to protect children from mutilation

The state Senate today unanimously approved legislation by state Rep. Peter Lucido to allow the termination of parental rights for anyone who forces their child to undergo a female genital mutilation (FGM). Female genital mutilation is any procedure intended to remove or damage the external genitalia.  Anyone convicted under state law that bans the practice…

Rep. Lucido: Bill helps recuperating seniors with property taxes

A Michigan House committee today approved Rep. Peter Lucido’s legislation helping seniors recuperating at assisted living facilities or other locations keep a key property tax exemption. The bill would ensure these seniors keep the principal residence exemption for their own homes in certain situations, even if the home is temporarily occupied by a relative or…

Rep. Lucido supportive of legislation for public-private partnerships in Michigan

Legislation effectively utilizes infrastructure projects State Rep. Peter Lucido, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, this week voted in support of a bill to organize and review public-private partnerships in Michigan. The bill provides for the state of Michigan to partner with private companies to complete road and infrastructure projects in a…