Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Welcome to my latest e-newsletter! It continues to be a privilege to represent Livonia, and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve our community in Lansing. I encourage you to stay up to date on what’s going on in Lansing and continue to let me know about the issues that matter to you.

If there is anything I can do to help you and your family, please do not hesitate to call my office at (517) 373-3920, or email me at You can also catch me on Facebook.

Legislative Update

Closing the Marital Rape Loophole

Last week, the Michigan House Judiciary Committee passed my bill, House Bill 4699, which strikes the “mentally incapacitated” exemption from the state’s ban on marital rape. This bill would close a glaring loophole in Michigan’s Penal Code that permits marital rape when the perpetrator’s legal spouse is mentally incapacitated. State law currently precludes charges or convictions for criminal sexual conduct in such cases, leaving Michigan as one of the few remaining states to expressly allow marital rape in law.

Passing this bill out of committee is an important step in closing this loophole once and for all. While the law this legislation addresses is outdated, it still has very modern implications for survivors of marital rape seeking justice. I’m grateful for my colleagues on the Judiciary Committee for reporting this bill unanimously to the House floor, and I look forward to continuing to work on getting it signed into law.


To see what we’ve been voting on over the last couple of weeks, please click here. As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to my office at (517) 373-3920 or

Constituent Resources

Wayne County COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Sites

As we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, I would like to take this opportunity to remind folks of the resources available in our community. From now through the end of June, Wayne County is sponsoring a COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinic at the Livonia Civic Park Senior Center.

All approved COVID-19 vaccines will be on hand, and both PCR and rapid COVID-19 testing are available on site. The clinic is run by Honu Management Group, which was hired by Wayne County.

No appointment is necessary for vaccination or testing services, and the site’s hours of operation are Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday from noon to 4 p.m.

The clinic will be offering boosters for anyone who is 50 or older and individuals 18 and older who are immunocompromised or have other specific health issues.

COVID-19 testing at the site is drive-up only. Residents seeking testing are asked to park in the marked signs at the northeast corner of the senior center.

Vaccinations will take place inside the senior center. Residents seeking COVID-19 vaccinations are asked to enter the north entrance of the senior center, behind Sam’s Place restaurant. Residents can follow the posted signage for help in finding the north entrance.

New Voter Registration Cards

In the coming days, Livonia voters will receive new voter information cards. These cards will be mailed to all registered voters in the city of Livonia. Due to the completion of the redistricting process in the state of Michigan, various district numbers may have changed.

You do not need to return your card to City Hall unless you are changing your address. The card is yours to keep for reference. If you normally vote by absentee ballot, this card does not affect that status.

If you received your card and still have questions, please contact the clerk’s office at (734) 466-2235.

Community Update

Livonia Youth Commission Seeking Teens to Apply

The city of Livonia Youth Commission is now accepting applications. The commission exists to identify the needs of our city’s youth. Its mission is to respond to those needs by promoting academic leadership, citizenship and community involvement through recognition, events or programs which enhance the quality of life for present and future generations of our community.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  1. A high school student who lives in Livonia.
  2. Curious about how city government works.
  3. Willing to commit time to make Livonia a better place for your generation.

For more information, please email To apply, visit


Coffee Hours

Coffee Hour

I hope you can join me for one of my upcoming in-person and virtual coffee hours! I look forward to having an informal conversation with you about the issues families face in our community. The in-person coffee hour will be held at Coffee + Cream here in Livonia. You can join the livestream for my virtual coffee hours on my Facebook page. Please be sure to note that our June virtual coffee hour will be held on a Tuesday evening instead of a Monday evening.

In-person: Sunday, June 5, from 2-3 p.m.

Virtual: Tuesday, June 21, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Never hesitate to reach out to me or my staff if you have any questions or concerns!


Laurie Pohutsky

State Representative

19th House District