Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake Twp.; audio on new state law mandating pension forfeiture after felony conviction
Rep. Runestad talks about his legislation (PA 43 of 2017, formerly HB 4131) now a new state law, that makes pension forfeiture for public employees convicted of stealing public funds mandatory. Previously, forfeiture had been a sentencing option. The new law includes language to allow for forfeiture of the employer contribution to a defined contribution plan, or…
Rep. Runestad talks about passage by the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday of his legislation establishing shared custody with equal parenting time as the starting point during child custody deliberations.
Rep. Runestad talks about unanimous House approval Tuesday of his HB 4427, which establishes rules for retaining and releasing footage recorded on body cameras worn by law enforcement officers.
Rep. Runestad talks about House passage Wednesday of his House Joint Resolution C, which would place before the voters an amendment to the Michigan Constitution that requires government to obtain a search warrant to obtain a person’s electronic data or electronic communications. The measure now moves to the Michigan Senate.
Rep. Runestad talks about his HJR C, which would add language to the Michigan Constitution requiring the government to obtain a search warrant in order to access a person’s electronic data or electronic communications. Similar legislation was approved in the House during the last session, but the measure never moved in the Michigan Senate.
Rep. Runestad, the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, talks about how committee members will spend time this legislative term studying how developing technologies like police body cameras and license plate readers impact the right to privacy and how members will work to find a balance between privacy and protection.
Rep. Runestad talks about final House passage Wednesday of his HB 4814, which establishes standardized contact Web pages for each state department that will include enhanced contact information, a move Rep. Runestad says should make state government more accessible.
Rep. Runestad talks about House passage Thursday of his HJR N, which would amend the state Constitution to protect electronic data and communications from warrantless searches and seizure. The measure will now need a two-thirds vote in the Senate before going on the statewide ballot.
Rep. Runestad talks about his new legislation that establishes a board to develop rules regulating the collection and use of private of data from surveillance devices. The board would operate under the Michigan State Police with input from our sheriffs and chiefs of police, as well prosecutors, defense attorneys and private citizens.
Rep. Runestad talks about his HB 4234, a bill that creates protections for currently unregulated police body camera use. Rep. Runestad says that with almost 40 law enforcement agencies in Michigan now using body cameras, state law needs more definition regarding their utilization.
Rep. Runestad talks about his HB 4500, one of a series of bills debated Tuesday in the House Judiciary Committee that reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to require a higher standard of evidence in order for police to confiscate property.
Rep. Runestad talks about committee work this week on his legislation adding definition to the use of video from police body cameras.