Rep. Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Twp.; audio on creation of legislative task force on mental health issues
House Law and Justice Committee Chair Klint Kesto talks about this week’s announcement on the establishment of a bi-partisan legislative task force that will investigate challenges revolving around mental health issues in Michigan and how they relate to state’s justice system. Rep. Kesto will serve as one of the two co-chairs of the task force….
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.
House Law and Justice Committee Chair Klint Kesto talks about a two-bill package (HBs 4063-4064) which would criminalize pointing a laser, or some other directed energy device, at an aircraft with the intent to damage it or interfere with its operation. Rep. Kesto says the legislation could be sent to the full House as soon as…
Rep. Kesto talks about the package of legislation approved by the House Wednesday that clarifies and updates existing medical marijuana laws, saying the measures focus on patient safety.
Rep. Kesto talks about House passage Thursday of his HB 5521, which codifies the current state DHHS policy of making a reasonable effort to keep siblings together in the same foster care, kinship guardianship, or adoptive placement.
Rep. Kesto talks about Senate passage Wednesday of his HB 4504, part of a comprehensive package of civil asset forfeiture reform legislation he says will help prevent abuse of forfeiture laws by authorities while continuing to provide law enforcement with the tools they need to fight crime.
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 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…
Rep. Kesto talk about House passage Thursday of his Resolution calling on the owners of Michigan’s professional sports franchises to adopt a zero-tolerance domestic violence policy toward team members.
Rep. Kesto talks about House passage Tuesday of his legislation that provides some additional teeth to state laws dealing with human trafficking.
Rep. Kesto talks about House passage Tuesday of his legislation allowingthe Michigan Department of Corrections to issue a certificate of employability to parolees who are suitable and skilled candidates for employment once they are released from incarceration.