Rep. Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Twp.; audio on House passage of FGM legislation

House Law and Justice Committee Chair Rep. Kesto talks about House passage Thursday of Senate legislation that creates more stringent penalties for female genital mutilation, as well as Senate passage Thursday of his own FGM legislation, HB 4639, saying Michigan needs to have tough punishments on the book.      

Rep. Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Twp.; audio on civil asset forfeiture legislation

House Judiciary Committee Chair Klint Kesto talks about committee testimony Tuesday on a series of bills he hopes will bring additional transparency to the issue of civil asset forfeiture, or the seizure by law enforcement of property potentially involved in criminal activity.  Committee discussion will continue next week.  

Rep. Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Township; audio on Judiciary Committee meeting on safe access to medical marijuana

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Klint Kesto talks about Thursday’s Committee meeting on a two-bill package of legislation that aims to guarantee safe medical marijuana access, while allowing patients to utilize alternative medical marijuana delivery methods including non-smokeable forms of marijuana, such as tinctures and other liquid forms more suitable for children and the elderly.  

Rep. Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Twp.; audio on certificates of employability for parollees

Rep. Klint Kesto talks about final House passage Tuesday of his legislation that provides for the establishment of Certificates of Employability for Michigan parolees.  The Department of Corrections will issue the Certificates to former inmates with job training.  Other bills in the same package will provide limited liability for employers who hire former inmates and…