Rep. Tedder testifies in support of bill to honor Oakland County Deputy Eric Overall

House committee approves legislation to commemorate lawman State Rep. Jim Tedder today testified before the Michigan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of his legislation to name a portion of highway in Oakland County after fallen Oakland County Deputy Eric Overall. Highway M-15 from I-75 in Oakland County to the Genesee County border will…

Rep. Barrett plan allows young victims to utilize courtroom support dogs

State Rep. Tom Barrett was joined today by Reagan, Eaton County’s canine advocate, while speaking before the House Judiciary Committee in support of his plan to help young and vulnerable victims who testify in court. Barrett’s bill allows courtroom support dogs to sit at the feet of certain victims while they take the stand to…

Hughes’ plan to address substitute teacher shortage approved by committee

Legislator: This bill will give ‘our students a better overall education’ The Senate Education Committee today approved legislation to give local districts continued flexibility in finding qualified substitute teachers to work in Michigan classrooms, state Rep. Holly Hughes announced. “To hear that over 1,000 Michigan classrooms a day do not have substitute teachers is absolutely…

Rep. Kahle invites residents to in-district office hours

State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian invites Lenawee County residents to join her for office hours on Monday, April 23 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Stair Public Library, 228 W. Main St. in Morenci. “I‘m excited for the opportunity to connect with folks in our community and hear what matters most to them,”…

Rep. Johnson announces April office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Monday, April 23, 2018 Allegan County Big Boy 1180 W Superior St. in Wayland 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Kent County Bob Evans 6565 Kalamazoo Ave. SE in Gaines Twp. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. “Open and honest communication…

Rep. LaFave: Time to end practice of deer sterilization in Michigan

State Rep. Beau LaFave today voted against legislation restricting deer sterilization programs in Michigan, calling instead for an immediate and permanent ban on the practice. “As an avid hunter and conservationist, I can’t in good conscience vote for a bill that allows humans to continue experimenting with the reproductive activity of wild game animals,” said…

Noble testifies on bill to revoke medical licenses for misconduct

Legislation is part of House package in response to the Larry Nassar scandal PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jeff Noble today spoke before the House Law and Justice Committee, supporting his plan to revoke a medical professional’s license if they are convicted of sexually abusing a patient under the guise of a medical procedure.

Hauck legislation ensures proper documentation of invasive medical treatments

Plan is part of House package in response to Larry Nassar scandal Health care professionals and facilities could face penalties if invasive procedures are not specifically documented in medical reports and kept for 15 years under legislation submitted by state Rep. Roger Hauck. Today, Hauck testified in support of his bill before the House Law…

Rep. Whiteford testifies on need for specific standards on invasive medical treatments

PHOTO INORMATION: State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, today testified on her legislation to set standards for sensitive medical procedures while expanding record retention requirements to 15 years for such examinations in order to protect patients. Her comments came during a House Law and Justice Committee hearing reviewing legislation in response to a House…

Theis testifies on plan setting consent requirements for invasive medical procedures

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Lana Theis, of Brighton, today testified on the need to prohibit procedures involving pelvic area penetration of minors without meeting certain conditions. Her testimony before the House Law and Justice Committee outlined requirements that the medical treatment be within the professional’s scope of practice, have another health care professional in the…

Rep. Kesto plan will protect all medical patients from sexual misconduct

Legislation is part of House package in response to Larry Nassar scandal State Rep. Klint Kesto, chair of the House Law and Justice Committee, today testified in support of his legislation to protect patients, including children, from medical professionals who engage in sexual misconduct under the guise of a medical treatment, procedure, or examination. The…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: April 16, 2018

Last week, I spoke at an Opiate Awareness Forum at the Fowlerville UB Church hosted by the Fowlerville Police Department. Awareness is critical to finding solutions and offering help to those who need it, and it was encouraging to see the great cooperation shown from local leaders, law enforcement, and organizations. I was honored to…