News From Rep. Roberts

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...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

LANSING — State Reps. Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores), Marcia Hovey-Wright (D-Muskegon) and Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline) are introducing legislation aimed at helping Michigan women hurt by the disastrous “abortion rider” legislation passed in 2013. That law requires women to purchase extra insurance to cover abortion, even when one is medically necessary to preserve a woman’s health, when a fetus suffers a genetic abnormality or a woman becomes pregnant following a rape or incest. The new...

Friday, May 20, 2016

         LANSING — State Representatives Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) and Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) launched an online petition drive and website today outlining their efforts to pass legislation to require health insurance companies to cover wigs for children who suffer hair loss because of a medical issue or treatment that causes hair loss. Roberts sponsored House Bill 4718, which would require insurers to cover human or synthetic hair replacements for children under...

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