Rep. Lucido announces annual summer reading contest

PHOTO NOTE: 2016 Contest Winner Amber Watta of Shelby Township, and Rep. Peter J. Lucido PHOTO NOTE: 2016 Contest Winner Amber Watta of Shelby Township, her family, and Rep. Peter J. Lucido   State Rep. Peter Lucido is kicking off his annual summer reading contest for local elementary school students. The winner will join Rep….

Rep. Lucido legislation to help human trafficking victims approved by House

The state House today approved legislation by state Rep. Peter Lucido, of Shelby Township, to allow expert testimony during human trafficking cases. “Expert witnesses are another reliable resource to go with victims’ testimony,” said Lucido, who serves as vice-chair on the House Law and Justice Committee. “We must give the victims an additional credible voice…

Rep. Lucido bill protects taxpayers against unwarranted property tax suits

A Michigan House committee today overwhelmingly approved state Rep. Peter Lucido’s legislation to protect taxpayers from unfair personal liability lawsuits in property tax cases. The bill – advanced with broad bipartisan support — specifies that an individual or business is not personally responsible for any unpaid property taxes or special assessments unless they owned the…

Committee approves Rep. Lucido’s juror compensation increase bill

The Senate Judiciary committee heard testimony and voted unanimously to approve state Rep. Peter Lucido’s legislation to increase juror compensation during civil and criminal court proceedings. “This is not a Democrat or Republican matter, it’s a pro-juror issue,” said Lucido, of Shelby Township.  “I’m pleased to get so much bipartisan support for this bill. Frankly,…

Representatives ask for Attorney General opinion on AK Steel

LANSING —State Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn), Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Township) and Martin Howrylak (R-Troy) announced today that they are asking Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette for an opinion about the legality of the  Michigan Strategic Fund board’s approval transferring Severstal North America’s tax credits to AK Steel. The legislators said that by…

Rep. Lucido’s juror compensation bill approved by state House

Michigan has taken one step closer to increasing juror pay to anyone called to serve in civil and criminal court proceedings after the state House unanimously approved legislation sponsored by state Rep. Peter Lucido today. Lucido’s legislation increases individual juror pay by $5 – if the state’s Juror Compensation Reimbursement Fund, which reimburses local and…

Rep. Lucido bills to improve juror compensation approved

The House Law and Justice Committee today unanimously approved two bills by state Rep. Peter Lucido, of Shelby Township, seeking to increase pay to jurors performing their civic duties on all legal cases, including criminal and civil proceedings. “We have otherwise law-abiding citizens ignoring a court summons in our state. Why? Because what the state…

Rep. Lucido invites residents to seniors and veterans benefit expo

On Monday, May 22, Rep. Peter Lucido will host his annual Salute to Seniors and Veterans Benefit Expo. The benefit expo includes exhibitors from health-care agencies, hospitals and veterans groups to discuss benefits available to seniors, veterans and their families. Guests can talk with industry professionals and get answers to questions on Social Security, insurance,…

Rep. Lucido to host insurance specialists at town hall meeting scheduled in May

State Rep. Peter J. Lucido of Shelby Township will host a town hall addressing questions and concerns regarding the auto, health, and home insurance industries. The town hall will bring in specialists from state government and the insurance industry to answer residents’ questions about how rates are set, how to handle insurance issues, and other…

Michigan House approves urgent funding for Macomb County sinkhole

The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved a funding bill urgently needed to address health and safety issues related to the Macomb County sinkhole emergency. The bill approved with bipartisan support includes $3 million from the state to help protect people, property and the environment from potential sewage overflows as crews continue to address the sinkhole…

Rep. Lucido joined by time-change expert for committee hearing

Rep. Peter Lucido, of Shelby Township, was joined today by time-change expert Scott Yates to speak in support of legislation to eliminate the twice-a-year time changes in Michigan. Lucido, the Shelby Township legislator sponsoring the bill, said the twice-a-year time changes are disruptive, making employees late to work and negatively affecting how students perform at…

Rep. Lucido announces hearing on time change legislation

Rep. Peter Lucido today announced the House Commerce and Trade Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday on his legislation to eliminate the twice-yearly time change in Michigan. “It’s about time,” said Lucido. “The dreaded time change has bothered me for as long as I can remember, and I’ve been working to eliminate it ever since…