Lawmakers continue to roll out Nassar and MSU inspired legislation

Apr 12, 2018

Larry Nassar

Lawmakers in Lansing continue to roll out legislation in response to Michigan State University and its handling of Larry Nassar. Nassar is the former MSU sports doctor who sexually assaulted patients under the guise of treatment for years.

There are 18 bills in this package. They were introduced after lawmakers investigated MSU’s handling of complaints against Nassar.

Republican Representative Kim LaSata sponsored one bill. It would require sex education for 11th and 12th graders to include instruction on sexual assault and dating violence.  

“And that is just trying to then reinforce hopefully what they’ve learned before they hit high school.”

One bill would create a training package for people required to report suspected child abuse and sexual assault. Another would make it a felony to sexually assault a patient under the guise of treatment. Those are added to multiple bills already introduced by the state Senate.