Leonard legislation protects crime victims and their families

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            State Rep. Tom Leonard recently introduced legislation that protects crime victims and their families by ensuring that criminals pay restitution, even after the victim’s death.

House Bill 4636 clarifies Michigan law to specify that court-ordered restitution continue to be paid to a victim’s estate and heirs in the event of their death.

“Crimes against senior citizens and other vulnerable adults continue to be a growing problem,” said Leonard, R-DeWitt Township. “This legislation will clarify Michigan law to ensure that a victim and their family receive the justice they deserve.”

Prior to being a lawmaker, Leonard was a prosecutor and assistant attorney general. HB 4636 was referred to the House Committee on Judiciary