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
House Republicans introduce bills to gut civil service protections LANSING — State Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing) and state Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-Meridian Township) are criticizing a package of bills to lessen the protections of civil service employees. These bills, introduced… Read More
LANSING — Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-Meridian Township) issued the following statement in response to the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference’s revenue shortfall announcement: “For many years, Republican budgets have been built on a fantasy. We continue to over promise and under deliver for the… Read More
Bill would direct state money to help fire fighters pay for cancer treatments LANSING, Mich. — State Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–Meridian Township) has introduced Senate Bill 840, legislation that would direct $3 million to the First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund. Although the… Read More
Bills to provide positive policy reforms for quality, inclusive education LANSING, Mich. — Senators Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D–Taylor) and Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–Meridian Township) will soon introduce legislation designed to limit seclusion and restraint in schools. The bills would outline when seclusion and restraint may… Read More
Bill would amend Michigan Memorial Highway Act, memorialize Trooper Craig Scott LANSING, Mich. — Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–Meridian Township) today introduced Senate Bill 775, a bill that would allow for a portion of U.S. Highway 127 to be renamed the “Trooper… Read More
LANSING, Mich. — Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D-Meridian Township) issued the following statement after Republicans voted down his amendment today, in which he requested $3.5M to expand Women, Infants and Children (WIC) access to children under age 10, to help those being affected by the… Read More
LANSING, Mich. — State Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D–Meridian Township) and State Representative Jim Townsend (D–Royal Oak) have introduced a resolution proposing an amendment to the state constitution that would effectively ban the Legislature’s ability to make bills “referendum proof.” According to the Michigan… Read More
LANSING, Mich. — State Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D–Meridian Township) and State Representative Jon Hoadley (D–Kalamazoo) have introduced a resolution that would mark Dec. 9 through Dec. 16, 2015, as a week to remember those killed or injured by gun violence. The resolution highlights… Read More
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