Kesto testifies on plan to help victims report crime

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Klint Kesto, chair of the House Law and Justice Commitee, today testified before the panel on his plan to prohibit anyone in a position of authority from preventing an individual from reporting a crime, including criminal sexual conduct. The legislation was submitted in response to the recent Larry Nassar scandal. #####

Rep. Kesto plan will protect all medical patients from sexual misconduct

Legislation is part of House package in response to Larry Nassar scandal State Rep. Klint Kesto, chair of the House Law and Justice Committee, today testified in support of his legislation to protect patients, including children, from medical professionals who engage in sexual misconduct under the guise of a medical treatment, procedure, or examination. The…

Lawmakers submit reform plan following MSU inquiry

House legislation calls for better protection from sexual misconduct A bipartisan group of House legislators today submitted a plan to better protect Michigan’s children in the wake of the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. The reforms build on previously introduced legislation and include enhanced penalties for distribution, production and financing of child pornography, as well…

House lawmakers announce outcome of MSU inquiry

MSU’s handling of Nassar complaints questioned by Reps. Kesto, LaSata State Reps. Kim LaSata and Klint Kesto today announced the findings and recommendations from their bipartisan inquiry into Michigan State University’s response to complaints filed against former physician and convicted sex offender Larry Nassar. Their assessment was submitted in a six-page letter to House Speaker…

Rep. Kesto pushes for bills protecting senior citizens

Committee considers bipartisan package to address growing problem State Rep. Klint Kesto today testified before the House Law and Justice Committee, calling a four-bill package to stop elder abuse “critically important” for Michigan’s growing population over the age of 65. The legislation will create new law penalizing specific acts against elder or vulnerable adults such…

House lawmakers request more information from MSU

LaSata, Kesto continue inquiry into MSU’s handling of Nassar case State Reps. Klint Kesto and Kim LaSata today submitted a letter requesting additional information from Michigan State University pertaining to complaints filed against former physician and convicted sex offender Larry Nassar. Kesto, chair of the House Law and Justice Committee; and LaSata, chair of the…

House supports Kesto bills to speed up mental health testing

Legislator: Quicker evaluations help rehabilitation in jails, prisons The state House today approved legislation by state Rep. Klint Kesto calling for strict timelines for mental health evaluations in Michigan’s jails and prisons, following several hearings before the House Law and Justice Committee and House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force. The assessments will provide early intervention and improved…

Rep. Kesto supports bills to protect young victims of sex crimes

Law and Justice Committee approves legislation to make school property safe State Rep. Klint Kesto, chair of the House Law and Justice Committee, today voted to improve protections for young victims of sexual assault. Bipartisan legislation today approved by Kesto’s committee requires schools to expel students convicted of criminal sexual conduct against another pupil in…

Rep. Kesto votes for more road repair funding

Legislation will add $175 million for immediate, upcoming projects in Michigan   Roads in Wixom and Wolverine Lake will join Oakland County in benefiting from legislation approved today by Rep. Klint Kesto and the state House. In addition to state projects, the $175 million bill includes money for county, city and village roads throughout Michigan…

MSU responds to House inquiry, shares reports related to complaints against Nassar

The Michigan House of Representatives today received documents and communications totaling more than 1,300 pages from Michigan State University.   The information was in response to the official request made in a Jan. 25 letter from state Reps. Klint Kesto and Kim LaSata, who are leading the House’s inquiry into complaints filed to MSU in…

Rep. Kesto: We must give crime victims a voice

Nassar, Muskegon County cases show importance of victim impact statements State Rep. Klint Kesto, chair of the House Law and Justice Committee, today voted for legislation to require anyone convicted of a crime to hear the victim or their family give impact statements during a sentencing hearing. The committee heard testimony on the bill during…