Senator Dave Robertson District Email Newsletter
 
 

Senate bills address sexual assault and extend new protections

 

As the horrific Larry Nassar case has shown, sexual assault takes a terrible toll on survivors. I recently supported Senate legislation to help prevent sexual assaults and allow more survivors to report their experiences and seek justice.

The legislation creates new legal protections that would:

 

• Expand the criminal statute of limitations for criminal sexual conduct offenses;
• Extend the civil statute of limitations for survivors of criminal sexual conduct;
• Remove governmental immunity to hold abusers and enablers of abuse accountable;
• Preserve anonymity for survivors in civil lawsuits;
• Include sports coaches, athletic trainers and college professors as mandatory reporters of child abuse, including sexual abuse; and
• Increase penalties for possession of child pornography.

 

I greatly admire the courage of the young women who came forward to share their experiences to help ensure something like this never happens again.

Senate Bills 871-880 have been sent to the House of Representatives for consideration.

 

Robertson backs backs online voter registration bills

 

I supported Senate legislation that would give the secretary of state the ability to create an online voting system. Once in place, a Michigan resident would have to have a state-issued driver’s license or state identification card and meet voter requirements such as age and citizenship to register online. The electronic system would require several verification measures to ensure a valid and secure process. Along with increased government efficiency, the option would increase convenience for potential voters. If signed into law, Michigan would join 38 other states in providing online voter registration.

Senate Bills 425-429 have been referred to the House Committee on Elections and Ethics.

 

Vietnam Veterans Day

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An estimated 240,000 Vietnam veterans call Michigan home. A resolution passed by the Michigan Legislature in 2017 commemorates March 29 of each year as Vietnam Veterans Day. This special day pays tribute to the servicemen and women who served our country with honor during a difficult time. I am proud to join with citizens across Michigan to honor our Vietnam veterans and their families for their sacrifices and service.

March 29 marks the anniversary of the day that combat and combat support units withdrew completely from South Vietnam.

 

Free Pure Michigan travel guide available

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The 2018 Pure Michigan Spring/Summer Travel Guide is now available and features warm weather fun all over our great state!

The popular travel publication showcases spectacular sights to see and exciting places to go, including beach towns, island getaways, scenic drives, culinary destinations and much more. Please contact my office for a free print copy or find it online at www.michigan.org.

Contact Information

Senator Dave Robertson
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

Toll Free: (855) 347-8014 or (517) 373-1636

Email: sendrobertson@senate.michigan.gov
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