Committee approves Rep. Runestad’s plan to better protect senior citizens from abuse

Measure gives law enforcement the resources to help vulnerable adults The House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee today approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Jim Runestad to better protect senior citizens from abuse by giving law enforcement the resources to make accurate observations about incidents. “This plan protects senior citizens who are subjected to any…

Committee approves Rep. Runestad’s plan to end onsite traffic stop payment for out-of-state motorists

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Jim Runestad to eliminate the antiquated onsite traffic stop payments for out-of-state motorists. “This plan protects drivers’ assets and eliminates the requirement that nonresidents must pay in cash when stopped by law enforcement,” said Runestad, of White Lake. Currently, law enforcement…

Rep. Runestad welcomes Waterford cadet to Lansing

State Rep. Jim Runestad today welcomed Aurora Fitch of Waterford to the state Capitol. Fitch is cadet airman 1st class of the Oakland Composite Squadron of the Michigan Civil Air Patrol. Fitch participated in the Michigan Civil Air Patrol’s job-shadowing program to learn about how state government operates. She accompanied Rep. Runestad to committee hearings…

Rep. Runestad votes to protect Michigan’s children

Landmark bipartisan plan recently approved by state House State Rep. Jim Runestad, of White Lake, recently voted to strengthen Michigan’s response to criminal sexual conduct by penalizing sexual predators, helping survivors and protecting Michigan’s residents. “Although the moral and administrative failure at Michigan State affected hundreds of girls and young women, sexual misconduct goes beyond…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Runestad on June 8

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake invites residents to join him for local coffee hours in White Lake, Highland and Milford on Friday, June 8. “I value the opportunity to meet residents and discuss matters of state government,” Rep. Runestad said. “I look forward to spending time with friends and neighbors at my upcoming…

Rep. Runestad testifies on plan to better protect senior citizens from abuse

Legislation gives law enforcement the resources to help vulnerable adults State Rep. Jim Runestad today testified before the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee in support of his legislation to better protect senior citizens from abuse by giving law enforcement the resources to make accurate observations about incidents and assist officers in their investigations. “Some…

Rep. Runestad, House advance plan to protect due process rights

Bill prevents police from keeping the property of innocent people State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake today voted to approve a plan protecting the civil liberties of all people in Michigan. The legislation will still allow law enforcement to seize property based on probable cause, but requires a criminal conviction before law enforcement agencies…