Monday, March 10, 2014 7:46 PM
Click here for a preview of the week's committee activities!
Saturday, March 8, 2014 1:33 PM
Click here for a summary of votes on the House floor and activity in House committees.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 1:30 PM
Spring Coffee Hours
The more I hear from you and your neighbors, the better I can represent you in Lansing. I hope you will stop by one of my upcoming coffee hours to discuss your perspectives on how we can make Michigan a better place to live and work.
Friday, March 14, from 9 to 10 a.m. at McDonald’s, 4500 Hull Road in Leslie.
Monday, March 31, from 4 to 5 p.m. at CB’s Bucket Bar and Grill, 132 W. Grand River Ave. in Williamston.
Friday, April 4, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Cravingz Coffee House, 140 S. Clinton St. in Stockbridge.
Monday, April 7, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Tim Hortons, 2540 E. Jolly Road in Lansing.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 10:29 PM
Cochran Bill Removes Offensive Language from State Law
LANSING – State Representative Tom Cochran (D-Mason) praised the Legislature for passing House Bill 5350 today, which changes the language of “mentally retarded” in the Surrogate Parenting Act to “intellectually disabled.”
The bill was part of a bipartisan package that made changes in various legislation, all removing the words “mentally retarded.”
“This package of bills makes a small but important step forward and I am thrilled that it passed the House today,” Cochran said. “Replacing dated, offensive terms with language that is inclusive and respectful sends a strong message that we welcome people of all backgrounds in Michigan.”
This legislation is part of the package containing HBs 5345-5352. Rep. Cochran’s bill does not change the Surrogate Parenting Act in any other way. The bill will now go to the Senate where a similar package of bills also passed today.
Monday, March 3, 2014 7:51 PM
To keep you and your neighbors informed about the business the legislature is conducting this week I provide a weekly preview of the committee schedules and agendas. I hope you find this informative!