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…

Rep. Farrington: We need to find solutions for Macomb County roads

Macomb County roads might be in their worst shape ever. Fixing our roads is a top priority and that is why I supported an additional $175 million in statewide transportation funding that was recently signed into law. Macomb County will receive an estimated $4.48 million in additional road funds for immediate use this construction season….

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…

Senate committee approves Rep. Farrington plan to better protect Michigan residents

The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved state Rep. Diana Farrington’s legislation to expand the statute of limitations from six to 10 years for an individual to be charged with armed robbery. The plan places armed robbery on the same statute of limitations guidelines as other violent crimes, such as kidnapping or extortion. “An armed robbery…