Rep. Farrington addresses rise of digital currency with advancing legislation

Plan in bipartisan package approved in House vote A proposal from state Rep. Diana Farrington protecting Michigan consumers by updating criminal definition in instances where money changes hands today was overwhelmingly approved in a House floor vote. Farrington’s bill, House Bill 4107, amends the money laundering section of the Michigan Penal Code to include cryptocurrency…

Rep. Farrington: Time to make state government completely transparent

Plan extends open record requirements to governor, Legislature State Rep. Diana Farrington today voted to approve a bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan. Farrington, of Utica, said the House unanimously approved the multi-bill proposal. “I respect the people I serve and I remain committed to being accountable to…

Rep. Farrington: Michigan consumers must be protected with data breach notification

Legislation applies to those storing personal identifying information The House Financial Services Committee today voted to advance legislation sponsored by state Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica, requiring companies that store identity information to disclose when their data has been compromised in a timely fashion. There is no specific notification timeframe within current state law when…

Rep. Farrington: Nation’s highest gas tax not the answer to fixing state’s roads

State Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica, today issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced her state budget proposal: “Like many hard-working Macomb County families, I wholeheartedly believe the governor’s proposed 45-cent per gallon gas tax increase – the nation’s highest – would make a bad situation worse. “Michigan drivers are already paying the…

Rep. Farrington votes to repeal Michigan’s pension tax

State Rep. Diana Farrington today voted to repeal Michigan’s pension tax, a proposal that would provide meaningful tax relief for the state’s senior citizens. “Across southeast Michigan and the entire state, the pension tax established in 2011 is one of the biggest complaints we hear about. The change in state law came up unexpectedly and…

Rep. Farrington helps launch bipartisan plan to crack down on elder abuse

State Rep. Diana Farrington today introduced legislation as part of a bipartisan plan to combat elder abuse and establish increased protections for Michigan’s senior population. She was joined by Reps. Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing), Doug Wozniak (R-Shelby Township), Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw), Graham Filler (R-DeWitt), Kyra Bolden (D-Southfield), Tenisha Yancey (D-Harper Woods) and Kathy Crawford (R-Novi). Farrington,…

Rep. Farrington posts perfect voting record for first term

State Rep. Diana Farrington finished her first term in the state House with a perfect voting record, taking part in all 1,554 votes during the 2017-2018 session. “I am honored to work hard for the people of Utica, Sterling Heights and Shelby Township. It’s my responsibility to be their voice in Lansing,” Rep. Farrington said….

Macomb delegation: Give communities more control over fireworks

The Michigan House today voted to give local municipalities more control over the sale, use and safety of consumer-grade fireworks within their borders after approving bipartisan plans sponsored by Macomb County legislators. State Reps. John Chirkun, Diana Farrington, Kevin Hertel, Pamela Hornberger, Peter Lucido, Steve Marino, William Sowerby and Jeff Yaroch combined in a joint…

Michigan House approves Rep. Farrington’s pilot initiative

The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved a plan sponsored by state Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica, creating a pilot program allowing military medical personnel to practice under the supervision of a licensed physician. Under Farrington’s plan, military members who were honorably discharged and are transitioning into civilian life will be able to utilize the skills…

Rep. Farrington elected to House leadership position for 2019-20

Macomb County lawmaker will serve as chief deputy majority caucus whip State Rep. Diana Farrington this week was named chief deputy majority caucus whip for the 2019-20 Michigan House legislative session. “I want to thank my Michigan House colleagues for selecting me for this important position,” said Rep. Farrington, of Utica. “I will continue to…

Rep. Farrington plan improves forensic interview training process

State Rep. Diana Farrington’s plan offering the professionals who interview young crime victims additional training opportunities has been signed into law. Farrington, of Utica, said the best way for professionals to gain knowledge and understanding of proper interview procedures is to view real-life examples from across Michigan, which the new law allows. “Interviewing children involved…