Michigan Senate votes almost unanimously to pass the eight-bill package Thursday
The bills were first introduced as a reaction to the 2018 Larry Nassar scandal
Legislation would create a felony for those who sexually abuse their patients and lie to them about it
LANSING — A bipartisan legislative package to strengthen penalties for sexual assaults and protect survivors cleared the Michigan Senate almost unanimously Thursday.
The legislation will now head to the House.
The package was first introduced in 2018 following the conviction of Larry Nassar, a former U.S. women’s gymnastics team doctor and former Michigan State University physician who sexually assaulted hundreds of girls and women under the veil of medical treatments.