At the Capitol

The New Legislative Session in Michigan

The 99th Michigan Legislature commenced in January 2017.

Each legislative session is two years long. The current legislative session will end in December 2018. In Michigan, House Representatives may serve three, two-year terms for a total of six years. In the Senate, members may serve two, four-year terms.

Bills that were not signed by the Governor in a previous session are often re-introduced and go through the legislative process multiple times. Criminal justice, law enforcement and victim issues are a priority for PAAM. The best way to influence legislation is to communicate with your elected officials on the issues important to you.

You can:

  • Meet him/her back in the district on Mondays and Fridays. Many legislators will host public coffee hours—you can check your district’s web page for more details at www.legislature.mi.gov.
     
  • You can also email or call your Representative or Senator at: http://www.house.mi.gov/mhrpublic/, or http://www.senate.michigan.gov/fysbyaddress.html.
     
  • Come to the Capitol on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays to meet with your Representative or Senator. You can get a complete schedule of the session days at www.legislature.mi.gov.
     

Watch this page for more information as reforms that are being debated move through the legislature. 

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