Rep. Kesto: Senate panel approves plan to protect children from sexual assault

Bipartisan legislation approved, advances to Senate review The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved a sweeping bipartisan plan to protect Michigan children and residents from sexual assault, including two bills sponsored by state Rep. Klint Kesto. “This plan is the best solution for protecting Michigan’s residents from sexual assault,” said Kesto, chair of the House…

House approves Rep. Kesto’s plan to reform parole

Legislation sets multiple parameters to meet before release consideration The state House approved a plan to establish standards for prisoners before being considered for parole, state Rep. Klint Kesto announced. “The focus remains to be smart on crime, soft on the taxpayers. It is on these individuals to take an active approach, rather than a…

House approves plan to protect Michigan’s children from sexual assault

Bipartisan legislation approved after Nassar inquiry, committee vote State Rep. Klint Kesto, chair of the House Law and Justice Committee, today announced the state House has approved a bipartisan plan to protect Michigan’s residents, especially children, from sexual assault. “We have a responsibility to protect Michigan’s children and this plan will ensure significant and thorough…

Kesto plan allows families to better care for their loved ones

Bills inspired by C.A.R.E.S. Task Force recommendations State Rep. Klint Kesto today delivered committee testimony on a bipartisan bill package allowing legal guardians to better care for the mental health of their loved ones. “Moms, dads and family members serving as legal guardians want to care for their loved ones to the best of their…

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…