News From Rep. Chang

Friday, April 17, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) announced new legislation at a press conference today that would create a list of homeschooled children in an effort to avoid the kind of tragedy that saw the murder of Detroit schoolchildren and siblings Stoni Blair and Stephen Gage Berry. The press conference was held together with Detroit City Councilwoman Mary Sheffield (District 5) and family members of the children.

“We all failed Stoni and Stephen because Michigan...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) will introduce legislation that would add more information to the uniform crime reports police departments send to the Michigan State Police every month. The bill would increase law enforcement transparency by requiring local law enforcement agencies to provide data regarding the use of force and shooting incidents.

“Including information on any complaints and shooting incidents will increase accountability and transparency in our police departments, and that will strengthen...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

LANSING – State Representative Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) said her  amendment defining the terms for an electronic eviction notice adopted to House Bill 4038, the bill which allows landlords to serve a notice of eviction electronically, will offer more protection and, hopefull, reduce any possible confusion for both the landlord and the tenant.

 An electronic eviction notice is new for Michigan because, under the law, landlords still use traditional methods of service: first class mail, serving...

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Below is Rep. Chang’s testimony given at The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) information session and public hearing on Wednesday, March 11 concerning DTE Electric Company’s proposed new sulfur dioxide limits.                                         

Air quality is a major concern in Southwest Detroit, River Rouge, and Ecorse. Our district includes 48217, the most polluted zip code in...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

LANSING – Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint), State Representatives Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) and other legislators announced at a press conference today that they are introducing legislation that would allow workers to take earned paid time off to recover from illnesses or care for a sick family member. These bills would require employers to allow workers to accrue one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours they work.

“No one...