Senator Ruth Johnson​'s Press Releases

Bipartisan sexual assault package sent to governor

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ruth Johnson, R-Holly, issued the following statement after her legislation was enrolled Tuesday as part of a bipartisan package, Senate Bills 66-73, to prevent sexual assault, support survivors and punish offenders — sending the bills to the governor to be signed: “I am proud to once again be part of this important package to support sexual assault survivors and protect our children

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Senate passes Johnson bill as part of bipartisan measures to end child marriage in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — The state Senate on Thursday approved Sen. Ruth Johnson’s legislation as part of a bipartisan package to prohibit children under age 18 from getting married in Michigan. “Most people would be surprised to learn that there is no minimum age for marriage in Michigan,” said Johnson, R-Holly. “Our law dates back to the 1880s. Parents and judges continue to marry minors who are

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Johnson says early voting bills go ‘far beyond’ Prop 2 and ‘weaken the integrity’ of Michigan’s elections

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ruth Johnson, R-Holly, who served as Michigan secretary of state from 2011 to 2018, issued the following statement after voting against Senate Bills 367, 370 and 373 as part of a larger bipartisan package intended to implement provisions from Proposal 2 of 2022: “I am proud we were able to secure amendments today to ensure that we will not continue to mail

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Senate approves Johnson bill to help reduce drunken driving

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate on Thursday unanimously approved legislation by Sen. Ruth Johnson to expand the use of ignition interlock devices to help keep Michigan roads safe while giving individuals convicted of driving under the influence a legal pathway to restore their driving privileges. “Research has shown that ignition interlock devices are more effective in reducing DUI recidivism than license suspensions alone,” said Johnson,

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Sen. Johnson sponsors Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month resolution

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate on Wednesday approved Sen. Ruth Johnson’s resolution to increase motorcycle safety on Michigan roads. “Michigan has over 187,000 registered motorcycles and more than 536,000 people who have operator licenses with a motorcycle endorsement,” said Johnson, R-Holly. “The emergence of warm weather is synonymous with the return of motorcycle enthusiasts to our state’s roadways — making this the perfect time to

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Sen. Johnson bill part of bipartisan sexual assault package passed by Senate

LANSING, Mich. — Legislation by Sen. Ruth Johnson was unanimously approved on Thursday by the Michigan Senate as part of a bipartisan package to prevent sexual assault, support survivors and punish offenders. “This package is the next step in ensuring we are doing everything possible to protect our children from sexual predators,” said Johnson, R-Holly. “Many of these measures have been in the works for a

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