News From Rep. Moss

Friday, May 19, 2017

LANSING — House Democratic Whip Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) and state Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. (D-East Lansing) introduced legislation today that would amend Michigan Election Law to prohibit a petition circulator from lying or misrepresenting the contents of a petition for a ballot question, initiative, referendum, recall petition, and constitutional amendment. House Bill 4635 and Senate Bill 395, introduced in response to increasing reports of individuals gathering petition signatures under false pretenses, would establish punishment as...

Thursday, May 4, 2017

LANSING — House Democratic Whip Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) and Southfield Mayor Kenson Siver praised the passage of a package of bills today that will incentivize redevelopment on large brownfield projects. Senate Bills 111-115, also referred to as the MIthrive package, would create a new Brownfield Redevelopment Tax Increment Financing (TIF) category and work to close financial gaps needed to revitalize large brownfield properties with mixed-use developments.

“Throughout the state, and especially in southeast Michigan, dilapidated...

Thursday, April 20, 2017

LANSING — House Democratic Whip Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) and state Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) warn that a bill recently introduced by state Rep. Michele Hoitenga (R-Manton) intended to prohibit the practice of sharia law would have widespread consequences, including banning the observance of Catholic doctrines such as annulments and Jewish halachic laws, such as those requiring circumcision for male babies or dietary restrictions.

“If it is Rep. Hoitenga’s aim to protect girls from female genital mutilation, which is...

Thursday, March 30, 2017

LANSING — House Democratic Whip Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) introduced a bipartisan proposal today that would alert cable customers before promotional rates end and cable bills increase. The plan would keep customers from being caught unaware by price hikes and give them time to shop for better deals.

“Many cable providers offer discounted promotional rates that are good for several months or years, but when that time is up, customers are often caught by surprise by a cable bill...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

“Making Michigan’s government more open and transparent has been a cornerstone of my work in the Legislature. Our state moved closer to that goal today when the House unanimously passed a package of bills that I sponsored and co-sponsored that would expand our state’s Freedom of Information Act and create the Legislative Open Records Act. These bills will shine light onto the workings of Michigan’s Legislature and the governor’s office, and make it easier for...

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