Rep. Kesto crafts essential updates to law with rise of digital currency

Plan in bipartisan package approved in Michigan House vote A proposal from state Rep. Klint Kesto expanding criminal definition in instances where money changes hands was passed unanimously in a recent vote by the Michigan House. Kesto’s legislation, House Bill 6253, does not create any new crimes or strengthen penalties. It adds to definition within…

Rep. Kesto lays groundwork for needed provisions within trust law

A proposal from state Rep. Klint Kesto providing clear and concise updates addressing state trust laws was recently approved by the House Law and Justice Committee. Trusts are created to hold, manage and distribute property – such as estate planning to distribute assets to beneficiaries. Kesto’s bill, House Bill 6129, amends the Michigan Trust Code…

Rep. Kesto plan establishing clear, objective parole guidelines is signed

State Rep. Klint Kesto set forth a proposal earlier this year offering concise parolee parameters while reducing a swelling prison population propped up by state money. His goal at the time was clear. “Smart on crime and soft on hard-working taxpayers,” said Kesto, of Commerce Township. The plan, House Bill 5377, was recently signed into…

Rep. Kesto invites local first responders to Sept. 11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Klint Kesto (center), of Commerce Township, today hosted Wixom Police Director Ronald W. Moore (right) and Wolverine Lake Chief of Police John Ellsworth, as his guests at the Michigan House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from…

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…