House panel advances Hornberger’s bill protecting children in abuse cases

The House Judiciary Committee has advanced legislation introduced by state Rep. Pamela Hornberger to bring additional clarity to legal matters involving the allegation of child abuse. Hornberger’s measure is part of a three-bill bipartisan package requiring all forensic interviews conducted with children involved in abuse and neglect investigations to be recorded on video. Specifically, her…

Rep. Hornberger lauds budget’s focus on roads, sewer systems

Added funds could prevent another sinkhole disaster State Rep. Pamela Hornberger today joined her House colleagues in approving a state budget that infuses a record amount of money into fixing and maintaining the state’s transportation and underground utilities systems. Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township, said it is vital that the Legislature continue to fund much-needed repairs…

Rep. Hornberger votes to approve recreational projects

Bill funds development of local paddle park State Rep. Pamela Hornberger on Thursday joined her colleagues in voting for legislation to fund dozens of recreation projects across the state, using Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund money with local matching funds. Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township, said the improvements, developments and land acquisitions use dedicated money for…

House approves Rep. Hornberger’s ‘right to carry’ legislation

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Pamela Hornberger to give law-abiding citizens back their fundamental right to bear arms without a government-issued permit. Hornberger’s legislation, House Bill 4417, is part of a four-bill package that removes the penalties for carrying a concealed handgun without first obtaining a concealed pistol…

Committee approves Rep. Hornberger bill prohibiting sanctuary city policies in Michigan

The Michigan House Local Government Committee today approved legislation authored by state Rep. Pamela Hornberger prohibiting local governments from enacting or enforcing “sanctuary city” policies in Michigan. This bill would bar local governments from preventing law enforcement officials, local officials, and employees from communicating with federal officials regarding the immigration status of an individual. “This…

Rep. Hornberger’s ‘right to carry’ legislation gains committee approval

State Rep. Pamela Hornberger’s legislation enabling law-abiding citizens to carry concealed pistols without obtaining a government-issued permit was approved today by the House Judiciary Committee. Hornberger’s legislation, House Bill 4417, is part of a four-bill package that gives people back their fundamental right to bear arms and ensures that law-abiding citizens do not have additional…

House approves fiscally responsible state budget

State Rep. Pamela Hornberger joined her colleagues Tuesday in passage of the state budget, which includes record funding for K-12 education and a 2.2 percent reduction for the general state budget. Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township, voted to approve the budget for the new fiscal year, a conservative blueprint that invests in the state’s future. “As…

Right to carry legislation introduced in Michigan House of Representatives

Four-bill package removes penalties for carrying concealed pistols without government permit Legislation introduced today in the Michigan House of Representatives enables law-abiding citizens to carry concealed pistols without obtaining a government-issued permit. The four-bill package is sponsored by Reps. Michele Hoitenga of Manton, Triston Cole of Mancelona, Sue Allor of Wolverine and Pamela Hornberger of…

Michigan House approves urgent funding for Macomb County sinkhole

The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved a funding bill urgently needed to address health and safety issues related to the Macomb County sinkhole emergency. The bill approved with bipartisan support includes $3 million from the state to help protect people, property and the environment from potential sewage overflows as crews continue to address the sinkhole…

Rep. Hornberger praises House for increasing transparency

State Rep. Pamela Hornberger today voted for bipartisan legislation that will make Michigan’s government more accountable to the people it serves. Hornberger of Chesterfield Township said the 11-bill legislative package will make the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act while also creating a similar disclosure requirement, called the Legislative Open…

Rep. Hornberger supports package to give students more class choice

State Rep. Pamela Hornberger of Chesterfield Township is co-sponsoring a merit curriculum legislative package that will give students and parents more flexibility in their high school education choices. “High school is about preparing our students for life after graduation and that’s what these four bills do,” Hornberger said. “We need to give students with an…

New bipartisan bill package protects children involved in abuse investigations

Legislation requires the recording of forensic interviews State Reps. Jim Runestad, Pamela Hornberger and Robert Kosowski today introduced a bipartisan bill package to require the recording of forensic interviews conducted with children involved in abuse and neglect investigations. Kosowski, of Westland, said protocol recommends that forensic interviews in child abuse investigations be video recorded, and…