Michigan Legislature

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A Michigan lawmaker has apologized after telling a young female reporter that a group of high school boys could “have a lot of fun” with her.

State Sen. Pete Lucido, a Republican from Macomb County's Shelby Township, issued a statement Wednesday addressing the incident that occurred outside the Senate chamber Tuesday.

Lucido referred to a group gathered nearby from an all-boys Catholic high school and told a 22-year-old reporter from Michigan Advance: “You should hang around! You could have a lot of fun with these boys, or they could have a lot of fun with you."

Michigan House: Label Marijuana As Risk To Pregnant Women

Sep 11, 2019
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Marijuana sold in stores would have to have labels warning pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers about the health risks for their fetuses and children under legislation passed Tuesday by the Michigan House.

Michigan Senate Backs Longer Sentences For Child Abusers

Apr 9, 2019

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation advancing in Michigan would prescribe longer sentences for certain repeat child abusers.

Bills approved unanimously by the state Senate on Tuesday would set new maximum prison terms for people convicted of third- or fourth-degree child abuse following a prior conviction.

It's Going To Get Easier To Paint A House In Michigan

Mar 27, 2019

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — House painters won't need a license under a new Michigan law.

The law starts Thursday. It removes painting and decorating from a list of trades covered by a state license for residential maintenance and alteration.

The Senate Fiscal Agency says there were 432 Michigan contractors licensed in painting and decorating in December. They had to complete 60 hours of education and pass an exam. They paid an initial $195 fee and a $150 renewal fee every three years.

Currently drivers with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 are considered to be intoxicated.

 

Under bills in the Michigan House, that would become 0.05.

 

Democratic State Representative Abdullah Hammoud introduced the legislation.

 

Two bills in the Michigan State House would allow Michigan teachers to carry pepper spray and tasers on school grounds.

 

State legislators introduced a bill last year to allow teachers to carry a gun on school grounds. That bill did not pass. Critics worried that having guns on school grounds might endanger students.