Rep. Meerman talks about final House passage Tuesday of a bipartisan plan to improve the state’s Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry system. Currently, to be placed on the Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry, a person must merely attract the attention of Child Protective Services. The plan, Wyatt’s Law, seeks to improve the system of registering serious child abuse and neglect offenders separate from minor offenders. The measures now go the the Governor.
State Rep. Luke Meerman (R-Coopersville) voted on Wednesday to eliminate a mandate recently put in place by the unelected Natural Resources Commission (NRC) that could result in criminal penalties for deer hunters who fail to comply.
Rep. Meerman, one of the co-chairs of the Michigan House School Safety Task Force, talks about the recommendations of the panel, including plans to create a special commission to improve the mental health of school-age students and hire additional staff who are dedicated to ensuring school safety.