News From Rep. Schor

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

LANSING —Legislation sponsored by Reps. Andy Schor (D-Lansing), Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor), David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids) and several other Democrat and Republican representatives passed the Senate and was concurred by the House today, and is now on its way to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk. The package, House Bills 5618-5621, and 5693-5695 allow local schools more flexibility when deciding on whether suspension, expulsion, or some other form of discipline is best for an individual student in...

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...

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