Speaker Leonard talks with reporters on the House floor Thursday and says he is pleased with the progress of the work done by the House Law and Justice Committee this week on the multi-bill, bipartisan package that came out of the House inquiry into the Larry Nassar scandal at Michigan State.
Rep. Iden talks about his testimony this week before the House Law and Justice Committee on his legislation toughening the penalties for violations of Michigan’s child pornography laws. HB 5794 is part of a bipartisan reform plan developed following the House’s inquiry into the recent Larry Nassar scandal.
Rep. Hughes talks about her resolution to oppose the “kayak tax” proposed by the Michigan State Waterways Commission to require all kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to be registered with the state.
House Health Policy Committee Chair Rep. Hank Vaupel, who co-chaired the House C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Access, Resources, Education and Safety) Task Force in 2017, says more than 40 of the recommendations made by C.A.R.E.S. have found their way into legislation, including providing better approaches to substance abuse and the corrections system.