Rep. Farrington visits Henry Ford Health System

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Diana Farrington (center) participated in an informational tour of the Henry Ford Health System on Wednesday. The tour was organized to discuss issues related to the House Health Policy committee, which Rep. Farrington is a member of. She was joined by President and CEO Barbara Rossmann and Community Relations Manager Greg…

Reps. Farrington, Marino: Plan to improve state disaster funding signed into law

New laws sponsored by two Macomb County representatives will help Michigan communities seeking to secure state funds to deal with disasters. Bills sponsored by state Reps. Steve Marino and Diana Farrington were recently signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. The new laws increase the minimum balance of the state disaster fund to $2.5 million…

Plan from Reps. Farrington, Marino to boost Kiwanis fundraising signed into law

Kiwanis fundraising in Michigan will be aided with new laws sponsored by Reps. Diana Farrington and Steve Marino of Macomb County. The measures signed into law this week will allow Michigan residents to voluntarily donate to the Kiwanis when they file their state income taxes. “The Kiwanis benefit our community in countless ways,” said Farrington,…

Rep. Farrington secures resources to boost community projects, mental health funding

State Rep Diana Farrington helped secure state funding for several area projects in a new Michigan state budget given final legislative approval today. “From improvements in downtown Utica to a vital turnaround project for Mound Road, this budget will help make life better for area residents,” Farrington said. Among the projects: –Additional road project money…

Three Macomb County representatives lead Michigan House plan to help Kiwanis fundraising

The state House today approved plans from three Macomb County state representatives to expand fundraising options for Kiwanis organizations in Michigan. Bills sponsored by Reps. Diana Farrington and Steve Marino would allow Michigan residents to voluntarily donate to the Kiwanis when they file their state income taxes. Legislation from Rep. Peter Lucido would create a…

Rep. Farrington: The opioid crisis is a threat to Macomb County

Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This disturbing statistic has greatly impacted Macomb County. Deaths from drug overdoses have significantly increased over the past few years in Macomb and this crisis is a threat to our quality of…

House votes for Farrington plan to protect children from child pornography

Bipartisan legislation approved, sets reform to stop sexual assaults The state House today overwhelmingly approved Rep. Diana Farrington’s plan to increase penalties for possession of child pornography. Under her legislation, the criminal penalty for possession of over 100 images will be up to 10 years in prison and a $50,000 fine, while also setting longer…

Rep. Farrington streamlines notarization process through electronic method

Legislator: Rigorous security standards will ensure consumers are protected A plan from state Rep. Diana Farrington to implement the use of electronic notarization today was overwhelmingly approved in a Michigan House vote. “We have documents that can be signed electronically, so this process gets the ball rolling on notarizing documents electronically so the people of…

Senate approves Farrington plan to protect crime victims

Bill will expand statute of limitations on armed robbery offenses The state Senate today approved state Rep. Diana Farrington’s legislation to expand the statute of limitations from six to 10 years for a person to be charged with armed robbery. The plan places armed robbery on the same statute of limitations guidelines as other violent…

Rep. Farrington bill paves way for electronic notarization in Michigan

Legislator: Technological growth and convenience behind proposal State Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica, today offered testimony before the House Financial Services Committee on her call to implement the use of electronic notarization. A notary is responsible for attesting to the fact that an individual signing a legal document is the person they are claiming to…