Lucido: Juror compensation law effective this week

Legislation submitted by state Rep. Peter Lucido and signed into law in June becomes effective across Michigan this week, giving jurors an improvement in pay and transportation reimbursement for serving in civil and criminal court proceedings. The pay and mileage increases start on April 1, 2018. “It’s about time!” said Lucido, of Shelby Township. “When…

House approves Rep. Lucido bill to end parental rights in FGM cases

The state House today overwhelmingly supported legislation by state Rep. Peter Lucido which allows the termination of parental rights for anyone who has their child undergo a female genital mutilation (FGM). “A female genital mutilation has no places in the United States, Michigan and especially in a family’s home,” said Lucido, vice chair of the…

Rep. Lucido advocates for state database of health facilities

Legislator: Patients need ease of access to make informed health care decisions State Rep. Peter Lucido today testified before the House Health Policy Committee advocating for a bill he introduced requiring the state to provide a database of health facilities and agencies to be accessed through the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website. The…

Rep. Lucido invites first responder to Sept. 11 Memorial Service

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Peter Lucido, of Shelby Township, today was joined by Shelby Township Police Chief Robert Shelide as his guest 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 Michigan who died in the line of duty…

Rep. Lucido invites residents to local office hours

State Rep. Pete Lucido of Shelby Township will host “Coffee and Conversation with Pete” during the months of October, November and December. Residents can discuss issues or concerns regarding legislation or problems they may be having navigating state government. “This is a great way to speak with your state representative and get answers to any…

Rep. Lucido says local schools in line for state funding increase

New budget provides record K-12 school appropriations   State Rep. Peter Lucido today said as K-12 school districts across Michigan begin a new academic year, they will do so with a record amount of state funding on tap. Lucido, of Shelby Township, said every school district in Michigan will receive a funding increase from $60…

Rep. Lucido bills demand auto insurance cost transparency and better auditor accountability

State Rep. Peter Lucido, of Shelby Township, has submitted bills to improve actuarial transparency for the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association Fund and require a license, insurance and bonding for auditors contracted by local governments to review detailed financial accounts and records. Both bills have been assigned to the House Insurance Committee. “Pure and simple –…

Rep. Lucido bill clarifies obstructed license plate

State Rep. Peter Lucido on Wednesday introduced legislation that clarifies the definition of a clearly visible license plate for the safety of Michigan drivers. The bill is in response to a Michigan Supreme Court case People v. Dunbar, which found the current law can be enforced against tow balls and bike racks. “While it is…

Rep. Lucido bills provide added protection to vulnerable adults

Legislation introduced Wednesday by state Rep. Peter Lucido, of Shelby Township, seeks to increase sentencing and financial penalties for anyone who steals, embezzles or transfers personal or real property from a vulnerable adult. Michigan statute defines a vulnerable adult as an individual age 18 and older who is unable to protect himself or herself from…

Rep. Lucido continues fight to provide income tax relief for Michigan families

State Rep. Peter Lucido of Shelby Township today introduced legislation to speed up the implementation of consistent income tax relief for Michigan families. Lucido’s bill deals with the homestead property tax credit. The new legislation would annually increase the maximum credit allowable by the rate of inflation starting with the 2019 tax year. Current law…

Town hall scheduled to address Lake St. Clair water quality

Reps. Lucido, Hertel encourage residents to attend Oct. 2 meeting State Reps. Peter Lucido and Kevin Hertel today announced plans for a town hall meeting concerning the water quality of Lake St. Clair. The representatives have arranged for officials from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to be on hand to answer questions from residents…