The Michigan House of Representatives today received documents and communications totaling more than 1,300 pages from Michigan State University.
The information was in response to the official request made in a Jan. 25 letter from state Reps. Klint Kesto and Kim LaSata, who are leading the House’s inquiry into complaints filed to MSU in 2014-17 against convicted sex offender Larry Nassar.
“The information we received today is another strong step toward the kind of accountability and transparency we expect from Michigan State University,” said LaSata, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education. “We will review the documents to see how MSU handled the complaints, and then take appropriate measures based on our findings.”
Kesto, chair of the House Law and Justice Committee, agreed while noting that several bills and resolutions inspired by the Nassar case have already been introduced.
“This information will be crucial to identify what we need to do in the Legislature to build a better, safer system on our college campuses,” Kesto said. “The information we now have is expected to go a long way toward that goal. As we review everything, we will continue to work on the reforms to protect students and build on making certain this never happens again in Michigan.”