News From Rep. Zemke

Friday, December 19, 2014

LANSING –- State Representatives Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline), David Rutledge (D-Ypsilanti) and Adam F. Zemke(D-Ann Arbor) are proud to have voted in support of a plan to raise money to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads and bridges while also guaranteeing tax relief for Michigan’s families and constitutionally protected money for Michigan’s schools. Under the plan, voters would decide on a ballot proposal that would raise the state sales and use tax from 6 to 7 percent...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

LANSING — State Representative Adam F. Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) thanked his colleagues in the House for passing House Bill 5597, legislation he introduced to allow local units of government, including school districts, to continue creating district libraries. The bill removes a sunset included in a 2005 law. HB 5597 passed unanimously and now moves to the Senate for consideration.

“Reading is one of the most essential tools for children’s educational success, and for many children...

Thursday, December 4, 2014

LANSING — State Representative Adam F. Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) was deeply troubled by what could come with the passage of House Bill 5958, which creates a Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Michigan. The bill passed strictly along party lines, 59-50. The bill allows any person or business to sue claiming that a particular law violates their religious belief.

A federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act was passed more than 20 years ago, but subsequently, the Supreme...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

LANSING – State Representatives Sam Singh (D-East Lansing), Adam F. Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) and Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), along with all members of the Democratic Caucus and an independent, introduced legislation today that would amend the state’s Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals. Introduction of this bill comes as public support for including such protections continues to grow.

“Amending the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

LANSING — State Representative Adam F. Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) has sponsored legislation that would outlaw the practice of conversion therapy in Michigan. House Bill 5703 prohibits “any practice by a mental health professional that seeks to change a minor’s sexual orientation.” Similar laws are in place in California, New Jersey and New York and have been upheld by federal courts.

“I’m committed to making Michigan an inclusive state, where people feel welcome as they are,”...

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