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Senate Adopts Sexual Misconduct Bills

Mar 15, 2018
Michigan State University campus
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(MPRN-Lansing) The state Senate passed legislation sponsors say will increase the rights of victims of sexual assault. The bills are part of the Legislature’s response to how Michigan State University handled complaints that disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar assaulted athletes, mostly minors, under his care. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Bills to address campus sexual misconduct have stalled in the state Senate. The bills are the Legislature’s response to Michigan State University’s handling of the sexual abuse allegations against disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar and complaints about sexual misconduct on college campuses. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Supreme court will decide whether fees imposed on defendants by judges are taxes in disguise. Shawn Cameron Junior is fighting a $1,611 fee to cover the costs of prosecuting him for assault. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder’s budget chief says plans are underway to fund improved school safety. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) The Legislature has sent a bill to Governor Rick Snyder that forbids local governments from adopting ordinances dealing with questions employers may ask in job interviews. It’s an effort to preempt local rules that bar asking about salary histories and criminal backgrounds. 

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