News From Rep. Roberts

Thursday, December 1, 2016

LANSING — The House Committee on Families, Children and Seniors heard testimony today on a package of bills creating a child abuse registry sponsored by state Representatives Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores), Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) and former Rep. Derek Miller (D-Warren). The bills were introduced after Erica Hammel of Saint Clair Shores brought forward her story of the abuse her son Wyatt suffered at the hands of his father’s then-girlfriend, who had two previous convictions...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) has announced that she is sponsoring three bills in a six-bill package of legislation to address threats to Michigan’s land, air and water as a result of fracking. Together, these bills address gaps in Michigan laws regarding the disposal of fracking waste and the leakage of methane at drilling sites.

“Other states are seeing fracking operations that dump waste, pollute the air and water, and are possibly...

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

LANSING — Today, the House Criminal Justice Committee unanimously passed legislation solidifying the 0.08 blood alcohol content (BAC) as law in Michigan. Currently, there is a sunset provision in state law, which will expire in 2018. State Representative Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores), the sponsor of House Bill 5742, believes the sunset should be eliminated and .08 BAC should be the standing law. The companion bill, House Bill 5743, sponsored by Rep. Al Pscholka (R-Stevensville)...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

LANSING — House Democrats were disappointed tonight with the final form of the education budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017, which passed the House 74 to 34 during another long session. Central among the many issues facing the budget is the unbalanced funding of charter schools and the potentially unconstitutional funding for private schools.

“We had an opportunity to truly invest in public education and our children, instead our precious school dollars are diverted in several...

Thursday, May 26, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) introduced and passed House Resolution 303 declaring May 28 Menstrual Hygiene Day in Michigan. It would coincide with an annual awareness day held on May 28 to raise awareness about the importance of good menstrual hygiene for women and adolescent girls worldwide.

“Women and girls around the world face many challenges in managing their menstrual cycle and miss out on education, work and other opportunities in...

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