News From Rep. Schor

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

LANSING — Legislation to give more flexibility to schools regarding their “zero-tolerance” policies was unanimously approved last week by the Senate Judiciary Committee. House Bill 5618, sponsored by state Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing), was the main bill of the bipartisan, seven-bill package that would give more flexibility to decide if suspension or expulsion is the best discipline for a given situation. The bills now await action on the Senate floor.

“These bills help utilize common...

Thursday, September 22, 2016

LANSING — Legislation sponsored by state Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing) took its final step yesterday through the legislative process, passing the Senate unanimously, and after being concurred in the House will go to the governor’s desk for his signature. Schor’s bill, House Bill 4580, allows local units of government to revoke a previously granted personal property tax credit if the business does not comply with the written agreement made when the credit was issued.

“Local...

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

LANSING — New legislation from state Representative Andy Schor (D-Lansing), House Bill 5517, passed out of the House Health Policy Committee today, and comes on the heels of the representative’s resolution that declared September as Safe Sleep Awareness Month in Michigan. The resolution, HR 323, passed the House on Sept. 7, and HB 5517 now awaits action on the House floor. Both the legislation and resolution deal with safe sleep policies for infants, which are...

Thursday, June 2, 2016

State Representative Andy Schor’s (D-Lansing) House Bill 5618 passed the House today as part of a larger legislative package creating flexibility for schools when students violate the so-called “zero tolerance” laws. Schor’s bill addresses how schools treat students, changing laws requiring automatic suspension or expulsion for a variety of problems.

“We have heard too many stories about children accidentally or unintentionally bringing knives or other weapons to school and being suspended or expelled. We need...

Friday, May 20, 2016

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 by House Republicans, are pointing the blame at civil servants in state government for the Flint water crisis that has been ongoing.

“The civil service system works. Hundreds of civil servants were fired last year that were not doing their job. Anyone not...

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