Rep. Leutheuser legislation to help define franchisees, protect small businesses

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Eric Leutheuser, R-Hillsdale, clarifying the application of employment rules to franchisor/franchisees was approved by the state House on Wednesday. House Bill 5070, which amended the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act, clarifies that the owner of a franchise is the part best responsible for the safety of its employees. The bill…

Rep. Leutheuser, Domestic Harmony official testify on expanding township services

LANSING – Rep. Eric Leutheuser, R-Hillsdale, was joined by Kristen Lucas, who is the board chair of Domestic Harmony, during testimony in support of House Bill 4563 before the state Senate Committee on Local Government on Tuesday. The Hillsdale-based Domestic Harmony organization, which works with families affected by domestic violence, helped provide the inspiration for…

Rep. Leutheuser announces office hours for October

LANSING – Rep. Eric Leutheuser, R-Hillsdale, is pleased to announce upcoming coffee hours in Branch and Hillsdale counties. “I’m looking forward to these opportunities to visit with constituents,” Rep. Leutheuser said. “While I’m always just a phone call or email away, there is something nicer about being able to visit face-to-face. These coffee hours are…

Rep. Leutheuser bill would enable townships to support domestic violence services

LANSING – Legislation written by Rep. Eric Leutheuser, R-Hillsdale, could soon see townships partnering to contract with non-profit organizations for domestic or sexual violence services “Assistance for anyone affected by domestic violence should not be limited by location, whether it’s in our largest cities or smallest townships,” Rep. Leutheuser said. “My hope is that this…

Local first responders join Rep. Leutheuser for Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser, R-Hillsdale, was joined today in the Capitol rotunda by (from left) Lifecare Ambulance Service Emergency Medical Technician Corey Aulbach, and Robert and Jody Lewis of the Lakeland Fire Department prior to the House of Representatives’ Sept. 11 memorial service on the House floor. House members invited first responders and members of…

Rep. Leutheuser cosponsors bills to criminalize dismemberment abortion

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser has cosponsored legislation that will ban and criminalize the practice of dismemberment abortion. “We have all been shocked by the revelations of abortion practices that are nothing short of barbaric.  As a state, as a people, we must say that we are better than this, and that it will not happen…

Rep. Leutheuser takes oath of office, receives committee assignments

The 98th Legislature convened for the first time on Wednesday, Jan. 14, with all 110 Representatives, including the new state lawmaker from the 58th House District, Eric Leutheuser, taking the oath of office. Leutheuser was joined by members of his family. “I’m extremely honored to have the opportunity to serve the people of Branch and Hillsdale counties,” said…