sexual assault bills

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   A new law extends the statute of limitations for victims of sexual assaults to file lawsuits, and for suspects to face prosecution.

It was signed Tuesday by Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley while Governor Rick Snyder is out of the country.

The legislation had an army of advocates behind it – the survivors of 20 years of sexual abuse by disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar. But they also say the new law is not enough.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Legislation aimed at curbing sexual assault in Michigan passed the state House Thursday.

The bills were introduced in the wake of the scandal involving Larry Nassar, the former Michigan State University sports doctor who sexually assaulted his patients for years.

All lawmakers agreed they want to help victims of sexual assault, but some lawmakers argued a few of the bills didn’t go far enough.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Some doctors in Michigan are concerned about unintended consequences to their profession if state lawmakers pass some sexual assault bills they’re considering. 

A state House committee heard testimony on a package of bills Tuesday, as lawmakers continued their response to former MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar’s ability to sexually assault female patients for years.