Senator Bayer on Education Bills Clearing Michigan Senate

// on Sat, Aug 15 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills) has issued the following statement regarding the passage of a package of bills outlining various mandates for schools to receive their education funding for the forthcoming school year: “Students, teachers, and parents in my district sent me to Lansing… Read More

Senator Bayer Calls on Congress to Fully Fund US Postal Service

// on Sat, Aug 15 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Today, Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills) is introducing a resolution asking Congress to fully fund the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) considering record mail voting during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our seniors, small businesses, veterans and rural areas already rely heavily on mail as part of… Read More

Bayer bill creates flexible school counting standards for new school year

// on Wed, Aug 12 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D–Beverly Hills) has introduced legislation to relax traditional requirements and help make it easier for school districts to count students for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under Senate Bill 1062, school districts, public school academies and intermediate… Read More

Democrats Introduce Bills to Pause Standardized Testing

// on Wed, Jul 22 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sens. Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia), Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), Rosemary Bayer (D-Bloomfield Hills),Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-East Lansing), Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids), Sean McCann (D-Kalamazoo), and Paul Wojno (D-Warren) today introduced a bill package to pause most standardized tests for the 2020-2021 school year.  Identical bills are expected to be introduced in the House by Democratic Representatives. “Our… Read More

Oakland Dems on Teenager Sent to Juvenile Detention

// on Tue, Jul 14 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sens. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills), Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), and Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak), along with Reps. Kyra Bolden (D-Southfield) and Mari Manoogian (D-Birmingham) have issued the following statement after a ProPublica story reported a 15-year-old Beverly Hills student was incarcerated in a juvenile detention center for not completing her online coursework during the… Read More

Bayer on Local Gun Brandishing Incident in Lake Orion

// on Thu, Jul 2 2020 / Press release

BEVERLY HILLS – Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills) issued the following statement after a viral video was posted showing a woman pulling a gun on a mother and her daughter at the Orion Township Chipotle restaurant: “There is nothing acceptable about what happened in Orion Township last night… Read More

Senate Democrats Expand Unemployment as Federal Benefits Expire

// on Thu, Jul 2 2020 / Press release

LANSING — The Senate Democratic Caucus has introduced a comprehensive plan to boost Michigan’s unemployment system to expand benefits for unemployed individuals starting July 25, 2020 — the last date of federal benefits for unemployment. Currently, unemployed Michiganders can access a more generous unemployment compensation… Read More

Senator Bayer: ‘Protect our kids, store your firearms safely’

// on Mon, Jun 8 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D–Beverly Hills) has introduced legislation to require the safe storage of firearms in the presence of children.  The legislation coincides with this year’s Wear Orange Day, also known as National Gun Violence Awareness Day, that took place on June 5. Wear Orange Day… Read More

Democratic legislators introduce bills to address dangerous dock collapses

// on Tue, Jun 2 2020 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Today, Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills), and Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) introduced legislation to protect major waterways and public health. The legislation would ensure statewide risk assessments would be conducted and a public database of findings be made available regarding contaminated properties along major… Read More

Bayer on Executive Order to Suspend K-12 Face-to-Face Learning for Remainder of School Year

// on Thu, Apr 2 2020 / Press release

BEVERLY HILLS – Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills) has issued the following statement regarding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-35, which suspends face-to-face learning at K-12 schools for the remainder of the school year but ensures that learning will continue by setting guidelines for remote learning: “Governor… Read More

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