Nassar Response Bills Expected To Leave Michigan House Committee This Week
This week, lawmakers in Lansing plan to move legislation aimed at improving the state’s sexual assault laws. This comes after weeks of discussion on more than 30 bills. The bills would do things like require sexual assault and dating violence be taught during sex education in high school and increase penalties for people that are required to report suspected child abuse, but don’t.
“Frankly, we’re gonna have a good, solid, strong package. And stay tuned for some of the changes.”
A part of the package would get rid of governmental immunity in some circumstances for sexual misconduct. But this legislation might not pass out of committee. It’s received pushback from several groups, including universities and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.
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