Bipartisan Bills Hold Child Abusers Accountable

// on Fri, Mar 17 2017 / Press release

“Wyatt’s Law” would give parents access to critical information  LANSING — State Reps. Kevin Hertel (D-St. Clair Shores), Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw), and Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Township), alongside State Sens. Curtis Hertel (D-East Lansing), Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge), and Tonya Schuitmaker… Read More


Senators Hopgood, Ananich, Hertel and Johnson introduce bills to expand child care programs, reduce costs

// on Thu, Mar 9 2017 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Today Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D–Taylor) and Senate Democratic Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint), along with Senators Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) and Bert Johnson (D–Highland Park), introduced a five-bill legislative package, SB 229-233, that would improve and expand child care programs,… Read More


1,000 Days of Unsafe Water: Ananich and Hertel Continue Push for Stricter Lead Rules

// on Thu, Jan 19 2017 / Press release

Lowering lead action levels remains at top of agenda LANSING, Mich. — Today, on the 1,000th day since Flint residents started to receive untreated water, Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) along with Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) have proposed… Read More


Sen. Hertel Introduces Tax Credit Bills to Help Reduce Student Loan Debt, Child Care Costs

// on Wed, Jan 18 2017 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Today Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) introduced his first bills of the new legislative session. Senate Bills 59 and 60 would provide a tax credit for families and incentivize our young people to stay here in Michigan after they graduate from… Read More


Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. Thanks First Responders For Their Hard Work

// on Tue, Dec 6 2016 / Press release


Sen. Hertel, Rep. Brinks Introduce Legislation to Add Breast Cancer to First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund

// on Thu, Oct 6 2016 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — State Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) and State Representative Winnie Brinks (D–Grand Rapids) have introduced legislation that would amend Public Act 515 of 2014 to include breast cancer as an eligible condition under the First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund. Read More


New legislation would help parents receive educational support for children with special needs

// on Tue, Sep 20 2016 / Press release

LANSING — Today Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) and Rep. Stephanie Chang (D–Detroit) introduced legislation that would create an Individualized Education Program (IEP) ombudsman within the Michigan Department of Education. “Parents shouldn’t have to fight tooth and nail when it comes to the… Read More


Sen. Hertel Jr. on Medical Marijuana Regulation Bills 

// on Thu, Sep 8 2016 / Press release

LANSING — Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) issued the following statement in response to the Senate’s passage of legislation today creating a regulatory framework for medical marijuana: “I was proud to support medical marijuana legislation that will give local government more control over… Read More


Sen. Hertel Jr. on Senate Judiciary committee passing Senate Bill 1027, banning sex offenders from working in crisis centers

// on Wed, Jul 13 2016 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Today the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to pass Senate Bill 1027, introduced by Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing), which would ban registered sex offenders from working in organizations that directly serve survivors of sexual assault. The committee voted 4-0 in… Read More


New legislation would prevent sex offenders from serving children, survivors of sexual assault

// on Thu, Jun 9 2016 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Today Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) introduced Senate Bill 1027, which would ban registered sex offenders from working in organizations that directly serve survivors of sexual assault. Under current law, sex offenders can legally volunteer at crisis intervention and… Read More

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