Rep. Albert talks about the signing into law by the Governor of his HB 5798, now PA 370 of 2018, which expands the list of individuals who are statutorily granted the ability to provide a victim impact statement at the defendant’s sentencing, if the victim consents. The legislation is part of a package of…
Rep. Albert talks about his new legislation that prohibits the importation of live deer – including whitetail deer, elk and moose – into Michigan. Current law already prohibits bringing a deer carcass into the state. The legislation is part of a three-bill package designed to limit the exposure of Michigan cervids to Chronic Wasting Disease….
Rep. Albert talks about his new legislation, HB 5778, which establishes standards and criteria for the breeding large carnivores at Michigan’s public and private zoos. Rep. Albert says legislation from the early 2000’s effectively banned breeding, and he says it’s time the state updates it laws so the breeding of large carnivores is no longer…
Rep. Albert, one of the co-sponsors of the public employee retirement reform package introduce on Thursday, says the top focus of the package is protecting what Michigan residents have earned and have been promised. Rep. Albert was a member of the state task force that studied the retirement issue earlier in 2017.
Rep. Albert talks about House passage Wednesday of his HB 5071, which requires state colleges and universities to provide annual updates to students on their federal student loan status.
Rep. Albert talks about the signing into law Thursday of legislation reforming the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System, or MPSERS, a move he says will ultimately lead to more dollars in the classroom, while capping future retirement liabilities and providing a modernized retirement system for new school employees. Rep. Albert spearheaded the plan in…
Rep. Thomas Albert, R-Lowell; audio on House passage of public education retirement reform legislation
Rep. Albert speaks on the House floor Thursday prior to House passage of his HB 4647, which modernizes the Michigan Public Education Retirement System for new employees.
Rep. Albert, the sponsor of HB 4647, the plan to reform the teacher pension system for new hires, talks about his testimony on his legislation before the House Education Committee Wednesday morning.
Rep. Thomas Albert comments on legislation he introduced on Tuesday to reform Michigan’s public school employee pension system by closing the system to new hires and introducing a more-modern 401K program. Rep. Albert says the current pension system has unfunded liabilities of about $40 billion.
First-term member Rep. Albert looks ahead to the next two years on the first day of the 99th Legislature on Wednesday.