Rep. Farrington testifies on plan to protect children from child pornography

State Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica, today testified on her plan to increase criminal penalties for possession of child pornography, calling for a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment for possession of over 100 images. The legislation, under consideration by the House Law and Justice Committee, was submitted in response to the recent Larry Nassar…

Kesto testifies on plan to help victims report crime

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Klint Kesto, chair of the House Law and Justice Commitee, today testified before the panel on his plan to prohibit anyone in a position of authority from preventing an individual from reporting a crime, including criminal sexual conduct. The legislation was submitted in response to the recent Larry Nassar scandal. #####

Rep. Griffin welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Beth Griffin welcomed Pastor Jason Bull to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives.  Bull is the executive pastor of Freshwater Community Church in Paw Paw.  Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Tom Leonard. ###

Rep. Reilly welcomes Oxford students to state Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. John Reilly welcomed students from Kingsbury Country Day School to Lansing on Tuesday. “It was a pleasure to welcome so many talented young students to the Capitol today,” Rep. Reilly said. Thirty-eight students toured the Capitol and had the opportunity to visit the representative during their class field trip.

Noble testifies on bill to revoke medical licenses for misconduct

Legislation part of House response to 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.

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. Noble recognizes local libraries during National Library Week

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jeff Noble celebrated National Library Week by giving tributes of appreciation to the Northville and Plymouth district libraries. “It was a pleasure to honor the hard-working individuals that make our libraries so special,” Rep. Noble said. “I deeply appreciate the dedication, commitment to excellence and spirit of service the Northville and…