Michigan House approves legislation creating ‘Foster Children’s Bill of Rights’

Hornberger: Bills offer protection for kids in vulnerable situations Legislation introduced by state Rep. Pamela Hornberger offering Michigan foster children much-needed stability was overwhelmingly approved today by the Michigan House of Representatives. The measure is part of a three-bill bipartisan package. The package creates the Children’s Assurance of Quality Foster Care Policy, which spells out…

Rep. Hornberger bill offers justice for unborn babies who are victims of crime

Measure moves to Senate following House approval The Michigan House of Representatives today approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Pamela Hornberger to ensure unborn children are considered victims if they are hurt, killed or placed in danger during the commission of a felony. Current sentencing guidelines instruct the court to count each person placed in…

Hornberger legislation creates ‘Foster Children’s Bill of Rights’

Three-bill package spells out standard of care kids should receive The House Judiciary Committee today voted to advance legislation introduced by state Rep. Pamela Hornberger as part of a three-bill bipartisan package that spells out the standard of care all foster children should expect to receive in Michigan. The bills – sponsored by Hornberger (R-Chesterfield…

Rep. Hornberger backs bill to cut no-fault auto insurance rates

Legislation gives drivers more choice, relief from nation’s highest costs   State Rep. Pamela Hornberger joined a bipartisan coalition of legislators on Tuesday in the state Capitol as they unveiled a bill to reform Michigan’s broken auto no-fault insurance system and dramatically cut costs for drivers. Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township, helped unveil House Bill 5013,…

Hornberger: Unborn babies hurt, killed in crimes are victims too

Bill allows fetus to count as victim under felony sentencing guidelines Legislation introduced by state Rep. Pamela Hornberger ensures unborn children can be considered victims if they are hurt, killed or placed in danger during the commission of a felony. Current sentencing guidelines instruct the court to count each person placed in danger as a…

First responders guests of Rep. Hornberger for Sept. 11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Pamela Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township, today hosted Chesterfield Township Police Chief Brad Kersten and Chesterfield Township Trustee David Joseph as her guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line…

Rep. Hornberger invites residents to in-district office hours

State Rep. Pamela Hornberger will host office hours on Friday, Aug. 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Kimball Township Hall located at 2160 Wadhams Road in Kimball. “My job as your state representative is to listen to you in order for my votes to best reflect the opinions of our district,” said Hornberger…

Rep. Hornberger: Michigan House helping Macomb, St. Clair counties

Legislator notes accomplishments early in 2017-18 session State Rep. Pamela Hornberger today said that increased funding for schools, skilled trades and roads are among the highlights in the early stages of the Legislature’s 2017-18 session. Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township, also has played a key role in protecting Second Amendment rights, fighting child abuse and improving…

Rep. Hornberger calls for congressional action on new lock following tour

State Rep. Pamela Hornberger, a member of the House Committee on Commerce and Trade, today stressed the need for a new lock at the Soo Locks facility in Sault Ste. Marie following a recent trip hosted by fellow Michigan legislators. State Rep. Lee Chatfield, of Levering, and state Sen. Wayne Schmidt, of Traverse City, hosted…

Governor signs mutilation ban bills sponsored by Rep. Hornberger into law

Legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Pamela Hornberger to prevent female genital mutilation in Michigan has been signed into law. Female genital mutilation is any procedure performed on girls which is intended to remove or damage the external genitalia. “These bills will help prevent this inhumane procedure and give victims rights,” said Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township. “The…

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…