Rep. Lucido testifies for bill establishing clarity in guidelines for pawned goods

State Rep. Peter Lucido today provided testimony before the House Committee on Commerce and Trade on his bill providing broader ability to police when dealing with possible stolen items at pawnshops. The bill allows law enforcement to put a written hold on an item in possession of a pawnbroker if evidence suggests it was stolen,…

Rep. Lucido explains ‘no’ vote on Michigan auto insurance bill

State Rep. Peter J. Lucido of Shelby Township today explained his ‘no’ on House Bill 5013, which proposed various changes to Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance system. “Everyone, myself included, wants lower car insurance rates,” Lucido said after the bill was defeated. “But this bill as it stood was a bad deal for drivers. They’d pay…

Committee approves Rep. Lucido bills to improve safety for Michigan drivers

Legislation clarifies rules for drivers and ensures their safety The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week approved two bills authored by state Rep. Peter Lucido updating the rules for drivers and ensuring their safety on Michigan roads. Current law says a license plate must be free from any obstruction. The Lucido legislation exempts any…

House committee approves Lucido bills to better protect children from abuse

The House Law and Justice Committee today approved legislation by state Rep. Peter Lucido seeking to protect children from criminals with multiple abuse violations. “All forms of repeated child abuse are despicable and should be treated with increasing penalties,” said Lucido, vice chair of the Law and Justice Committee. “We have to protect our future…

Lucido supports legislation to protect recovering opioid addicts

State Rep. Peter Lucido has cosponsored legislation to continue the Legislature’s fight against Michigan’s rising opioid epidemic. The legislation would allow Michigan residents to sign a medical directive to ensure they are not given opioids under any circumstances. Individuals who struggle with addiction may need this resource to ensure they do not experience a relapse…

Rep. Lucido testifies on bills to protect Michigan drivers

State Rep. Peter Lucido this week testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of two bills that clarify rules for drivers and ensure their safety. The first bill stipulates that a license plate is to be considered “clearly visible” when the plate is free from any obstruction. “I would never think in…

Rep. Lucido calls for updates to child abuse sentencing

State Rep. Peter Lucido, of Shelby Township, today spoke during the House Law and Justice Committee in support of his legislation to better protect children by increasing punishment for repeat child abuse convictions. “We simply must improve our protections of our most vulnerable citizens — our children,” said Lucido, who is vice-chair of the committee….

Rep. Lucido bill would charge bottled water operators a fee in Michigan

Companies bottling drinking water from Michigan sources would face a per-gallon fee under legislation introduced this week by state Rep. Peter Lucido. The 5-cent per gallon fee would help compensate the state for the loss and sale of one of its most treasured natural resources, Lucido said. “It’s not fair that these out-of-state and out-of-country…

Rep. Lucido bills to protect falsely accused individuals approved by House committee

The House Law and Justice Committee today approved legislation sponsored by state Rep. Peter J. Lucido which would erase all arrest and personal identification information for any individual found to be falsely accused or when charges are dismissed before trial. “One of the core tenets of our legal system is we’re innocent until proven guilty,”…

Rep. Lucido testifies on bills protecting vulnerable adults

State Rep. Peter Lucido this week testified before the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee in support of two bills that would provide for stricter penalties and sentencing guidelines for exploiting vulnerable adults. Financial abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults is reaching epidemic proportions. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported a 160…

Rep. Lucido co-sponsors legislation requiring balanced budget by July 1

Legislators would forfeit pay after missed deadline State Rep. Peter Lucido of Shelby Township co-sponsored legislation introduced Wednesday to require the Michigan Legislature to present a balanced budget to the governor by July 1 each year. The joint resolution proposes amending the Michigan Constitution to establish the July 1 deadline and ensure legislators adhere to…