House Law and Justice Committee Chair Klint Kesto talks about the first day of committee hearings Tuesday on a bi-partisan package of reform legislation geared toward protecting minors and individuals who might be sexually abused in a professional setting.
Rep. Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Twp.; audio on introduction of child and student protection legislation
House Law and Justice Committee Chair Rep. Klint Kesto talks about the introduction Wednesday of legislation designed to better protect young Michigan residents and students in the wake of the House inquiry into the Larry Nassar scandal at Michigan State University.
Rep. Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Twp.; audio on House passage of mental health early intervention legislation
Rep. Kesto talks about House passage Wednesday of his three-bill package of legislation that sets a 45-day time frame, with an allowance for a 15 day extension, for mental health competency exams for parole decisions and standing trial. The legislation flows out of the 2017 bi-partisan CARES (Community, Access, Resources, Education and Safety), which Rep….
Rep. Kesto, the Chair of the House Law and Justice Committee, talks about Wednesday’s House passage of legislation making it a two-year felony to target an individual for attack for being a first responder.
Rep. Kesto talks about House passage Tuesday of his HB 4547, which extends the October 1, 2018 sunset on the 0.08 BAC threshold to October 1, 2023, a move he says will help keep families safe and preserve federal highway dollars for Michigan roadways.
Rep. Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Twp.; audio on Tuesday Oakland County meeting of House Mental Health Task Force
Rep. Kesto, the Co-Chair of the bipartisan House Mental Health Task Force, talks about Tuesday’s Task force hearing at the Oakland Community Health Network in Auburn Hills from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend the Aug. 29 meeting to listen to the information presented by service providers, law enforcement, and non-profits…
Rep. Kesto, one of the Co-Chairs of the House Mental Health Task Force that held its first meeting Monday in Howell, says lawmakers paid close attention to the message that mental health professionals are in short supply and that there is a need for better coordination of care.
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.