Lt. Gov. Calley Signs 53 Bills In Snyder’s Stead

LANSING (AP) – Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has signed 53 bills into law while Gov. Rick Snyder is out of the state on a holiday vacation.

New laws announced Wednesday include stiffer criminal penalties for arson. Michigan had about 10,500 suspicious fires last year, and Calley says arsonists too often receive light sentences.

He also signed a bill making it illegal to drive while impaired by any intoxicating substance. The measure targets motorists who sniff glue, inhale aerosol or use other substances not specifically prohibited on roadways.

Another measure Calley signed prevents people injured in car accidents from having medical marijuana expenses covered under their auto insurance policy.

Snyder’s office has acted on 240 bills passed by the Legislature in the final weeks of the 2012 session.

Forty-two bills remain pending.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Guide: Last Minute Valentine's Day IdeasYou've got less than a week to plan the most romantic night of the year. Better get going!
Best Places To Get A Hot Toddy

Watch & Listen