State representatives call for impeachment of Judge Brennan

Reps. Theis, Vaupel, Runestad take first step in process State Reps. Lana Theis, Hank Vaupel and Jim Runestad today introduced a House resolution calling for the impeachment of Livingston County District Court Judge Theresa Brennan. If the resolution is approved by the House, an impeachment trial would occur in the Senate. If convicted, Brennan would…

Rep. Theis welcomes Livingston County public safety officials for Sept. 11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Lana Theis, of Brighton, was joined this week by Livingston County Sheriff Michael Murphy (right), Livingston County Undersheriff Jeff Warder (second from left), 2017 Brighton Area Fire Dept. Firefighter of the Year Sgt. Corey Laber (second from right) and Fire Chief of Brighton Mike O’Brian for the Michigan House of Representatives…

Reps. Vaupel, Theis call for resignation of District Court Judge Theresa Brennan

State Reps. Hank Vaupel and Lana Theis, who represent areas of Livingston County in the Michigan House, today jointly announced the need for District Court Judge Theresa Brennan to resign. “A resignation is necessary to maintain confidence in the judicial system in Livingston County,” said Vaupel, of Fowlerville. “Ongoing issues have long put in doubt…

House votes for Rep. Theis plan setting requirements to protect children

Michigan’s children will be protected under legislation approved today by the state House, state Rep. Lana Theis announced. “Although most doctors have the best of intentions in treating their patients, we must do our best to prevent what happened with Larry Nassar’s survivors,” said Theis, a member of the House Law and Justice Committee. “Parents…

Rep. Theis’ plan signed into law, will protect underage victims of sex crimes

Legislation was in response to shocking Livingston County case Rep. Lana Theis today announced her legislation to protect underage victims of sex crimes on school property has been signed into law. “I am proud to have worked with victims and their families to ensure that any Michigan child sexually assaulted by a classmate will never…

Senate advances Rep. Theis plan to protect underage victims of sex crimes

Three-bill package in response to shocking Livingston County case The state Senate today unanimously approved Rep. Lana Theis’ legislation to protect underage victims of sex crimes on school property. The three-bill plan is in response to a recent Livingston County case where a 16-year-old was convicted of criminal sexual charges against multiple victims as young…

Theis testifies on plan setting consent requirements for invasive medical procedures

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Lana Theis, of Brighton, today testified on the need to prohibit procedures involving pelvic area penetration of minors without meeting certain conditions. Her testimony before the House Law and Justice Committee outlined requirements that the medical treatment be within the professional’s scope of practice, have another health care professional in the…

Theis bill sets consent requirements for invasive medical procedures

Plan is part of House package in response to the Larry Nassar scandal Minors will be protected from undergoing invasive medical procedures without specific and informed consent under legislation submitted by state Rep. Lana Theis. The bill is part of a bipartisan 17-bill reform plan developed following the House’s inquiry into the recent Larry Nassar…

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…

Committee approves Theis bills to protect underage crime victims

Livingston County victims, families testify in support of three-bill plan Two Livingston County victims of sex crimes today testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of Rep. Lana Theis’ legislation to protect underage victims on school property. The committee approved the three-bill plan, which was prompted by a recent Livingston County case where a…

House approves Theis bills to protect underage victims of sex crime on school property

Livingston County case prompts three-bill package The state House today overwhelmingly approved Rep. Lana Theis’ legislation to protect underage victims of sex crimes on school property when they are assaulted by a fellow student. The three-bill package was prompted by a recent Livingston County case where a 16-year-old was convicted of criminal sexual conduct charges…