Lawmakers: Michigan should ‘raise the age’ for criminal prosecution

// on Wed, Feb 20 2019 / Article

“We want to make sure there’s no exceptions and no excuses to making sure we get this done this time,” Santana said. “We want to make sure that 17-year-olds still have an opportunity in life. We want to make sure they can continue their lives… Read More


Sen. Santana leads bill package to treat 17-year-old offenders as juveniles

// on Wed, Feb 20 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) today introduced bills that would classify individuals who are 17 years of age as juveniles for criminal offenses, rather than as adults. The legislation is part of a larger ‘Raise the Age’ bill package, supported by both Republicans and… Read More


Sen. Santana on Senate vote against Whitmer environmental executive order

// on Thu, Feb 14 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Sylvia Santana (D–Detroit) today released the following statement after the Michigan Senate voted along party lines to approve House Concurrent Resolution 1. The resolution overturns Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2019-02, which would restructure the Michigan Department… Read More


Sen. Santana on Gov. Whitmer’s plan to improve access to clean water

// on Tue, Feb 12 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Sylvia Santana (D–Detroit) has issued the following statement on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s State of the State address, in which she talked about the need to protect Michigan’s drinking water.   “Our state is home to the world’s most precious source of… Read More


Sen. Santana introduces bill to protect kids, strengthen car seat safety rules

// on Fri, Feb 8 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) today introduced a bill that would help reduce the number of child injuries in car accidents by updating the requirements for child car seats and booster seats. Senate Bill 89 would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code… Read More


Sen. Santana condemns alleged racist actions of Detroit police officer

// on Fri, Feb 1 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Sylvia Santana (D–Detroit) has issued the following statement on news that Detroit police officer Gary Steele allegedly posted a racist video on social media of a black woman he pulled over driving with an expired license plate. “The behavior… Read More


Bill would create mental health training for Michigan teachers

// on Mon, Jan 28 2019 / Article

“Our teachers are our first responders with our students,” says Santana. “We want them to be able to have a mechanism where they can identify if there are any issues of mental health with our students, or a trauma, any type of mental illnesses… Read More


Sen. Santana introduces bill to standardize mental health training for teachers

// on Tue, Jan 22 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) has made mental health training for teachers her first order of business in the new legislative session. Senate Bill 41 would require the Michigan Department of Education, in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Health and… Read More


Sen. Santana meets MDHHS Director Robert Gordon, talks poverty issues

// on Fri, Jan 18 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Sylvia Santana (D–Detroit) issued the following statement on her meeting yesterday with new Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon. “It was an honor meeting Robert Gordon, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s choice to lead the Michigan Department… Read More


Sen. Santana sworn-in to serve in Michigan’s 100th Legislature

// on Wed, Jan 9 2019 / Press release

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Sylvia Santana (D–Detroit) took the oath of office today to represent the citizens of Michigan’s 3rd Senate District. “I am so honored to serve the people of our district in the state Senate,” Sen. Santana said. “I’ve already started developing legislation… Read More

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