sexual assault laws

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)--   This week lawmakers in Lansing plan to move legislation aimed at improving the state’s sexual assault laws. 

It comes after weeks of discussion on more than 30 bills.

The bills would do things like require sexual assault and dating violence be taught during sex education in high school and increase penalties for people that are required to report suspected child abuse, but don’t.