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Lori, Matt (R)State Representative District 59
Rep. Lori was first elected to the House in 2008. Lori has served five terms as St. Joseph County Sheriff.
Lori has served as St. Joseph County Sheriff for 20 years and has worked in law enforcement for 29 years. He has also served on the Three Rivers Health Board of Directors for eight years.
Lori has a B.A. in public administration from Western Michigan University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Additionally, he has extensive continuing education related to law enforcement.
Lori's wife Linda is a retired public school teacher. They have two adult sons.
Lori has extensive training in homeland security and emergency response management. He is actively involved in many charitable organizations, including fundraising efforts and working with the elderly.
LEAD STAFF PERSON:Susan Martin
(Status: 04/11/2013 - SENATE - REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON TAX POLICY)
- INCOME TAX, Other, A bill to establish the Michigan Alzheimer\\\'s Association Fund in the Department of Treasury; to provide for the distribution of the money from the fund; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain agencies and officials; and to provide for appropriations.
(Status: 07/03/2013 - HOUSE - THE GOVERNOR HAS APPROVED AND SIGNED HB 4082, BECOMING PA 88)
- LAW ENFORCEMENT, Other, NEW, A bill to create the Michigan Crime Stoppers Act; to provide for the designation of crime stoppers organizations within counties for purposes of the act; to provide for the imposition and expenditure of certain assessments; and to provide for certain powers and duties of certain public and private officials and entities.
(Status: 05/08/2013 - HOUSE - TO SECOND READING)
- APPROPRIATIONS, Zero Budget, NEW, A bill to make appropriations for the department of community health for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2914 and to provide for the expenditure of the appropriations
(Status: 02/12/2013 - HOUSE - REFERRED TO APPROPRIATIONS )
- NATURAL RESOURCES, Hunting, A person hunting deer during the regular firearm deer season in the limited firearms area may only use the following firearms: a shotgun with a smooth or rifled barrel, a .35 caliber or larger pistol capable of holding no more than 9 shells at 1 time in the barrel and magazine combined loaded with straight-walled cartridges, a muzzle-loading rifle or black-powder pistol loaded with black-powder or a commercially manufactured black-powder substitute, a .35 caliber or larger rifle loaded with straight-walled cartridges with a minimum case length of 1.16 inches and a maximum case length of 1.80 inches
(Status: 11/12/2013 - SENATE - SENATE SUBSTITUTE S-1 - RECOMMENDS IMMEDIATE EFFECT - REFERRED TO GENERAL ORDERS)
- HEALTH, Education, Allow department to designate any accredited medical school in this state to accept dead bodies donated to science
(Status: 05/15/2014 - SENATE - RECOMMENDS REFERRING TO THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH POLICY)
- WATERCRAFT, Safety, Revise certain provisions in the natural resources and environmental protection act regarding operating a vessel while intoxicated or impaired or with an unlawful bodily alcohol content
(Status: 12/16/2014 - HOUSE - AGREED TO FULL TITLE - TO CLERK FOR ENROLLMENT, PRINTING AND PRESENTATION TO THE GOVERNOR)
- CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, Sentencing Guidelines, Revise sentencing guidelines for operating vessel while intoxicated or impaired or with an unlawful bodily alcohol content
(Status: 12/17/2014 - HOUSE - SENATE SUBSTITUTE S-1 - CONCURRED IN (80 - 28) - TITLE AGREED TO - TO CLERK FOR ENROLLMENT, PRINTING AND PRESENTATION TO THE GOVERNOR)
- EDUCATION, Curriculum, Revise physical education requirements. The governing board of a public school shall ensure the following: for each of grades K to 5, the public school shall provide for all pupils at least 30 minutes of physical education at least 2 days per week for the entire school year, for each of grades 6 to 8, the public shall provide for all pupils at least 45 minutes of physical education every school day for at least 1 semester
(Status: 05/01/2013 - HOUSE - REFERRED TO EDUCATION)
- HUMAN SERVICES, Medical Services, Provide for Medicaid eligibility expansion and sunset under certain conditions
(Status: 09/03/2013 - HOUSE - CONCURRENCE WITH THE SENATE SUBSTITUTE (75 - 32) - REFERRED TO THE CLERK FOR PRINTING, ENROLLMENT AND PRESENTATION TO THE GOVERNOR)
- HEALTH FACILITIES, Emergency Medical Services, Modify various fees for the emergency medical services program
(Status: 05/29/2013 - HOUSE - REFERRED TO APPROPRIATIONS )
- HEALTH, Vital Records, Modify vital records fees
(Status: 10/01/2013 - SENATE - RULES SUSPENDED FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION - (18 -19) FAILED - RECONSIDERATION OF VOTE BY WHICH BILL FAILED - PASSED (20 - 18) - IMMEDIATE EFFECT GRANTED )
- HEALTH FACILITIES, Certificate of Need, Modify fees and assessments for certificate of need
(Status: 10/01/2013 - SENATE - RULES SUSPENDED FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION - PASSED (23 - 14) - IMMEDIATE EFFECT GRANTED )
- LIQUOR, Tax, Create earmark of net revenues for substance use disorder prevention and treatment programs
(Status: 07/18/2013 - HOUSE - REFERRED TO TAX POLICY)
- CRIME VICTIMS, Other, Extend the sunset of the crime victim\'s rights fund.
(Status: 10/01/2014 - HOUSE - REFERRED TO THE CLERK FOR ENROLLMENT, PRINTING AND PRESENTATION TO THE GOVERNOR)
- COMMUNICATIONS, Emergency 9-1-1, Modify procedure to determine which public safety service unit is closest to a request for public safety service.
(Status: 09/18/2013 - SENATE - REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT)
- HEALTH FACILITIES, Hospitals, Require to post on hospital\'s website charge description master.
(Status: 10/23/2013 - HOUSE - REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON INSURANCE)
- MENTAL HEALTH, Other, Create uniform mental health release form.
(Status: 05/14/2014 - HOUSE - RE-RETURNED FROM THE SENATE - IMMEDIATE EFFECT GRANTED - REFERRED TO THE CLERK FOR PRINTING, ENROLLMENT & PRESENTATION TO THE GOVERNOR)
- CRIMES, Assaultive, Provide for increased penalty assault and battery of a certified corrections officer.
(Status: 11/06/2013 - HOUSE - REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE)
- EDUCATION, Curriculum, Provide for specific physical education requirements.
(Status: 12/12/2013 - HOUSE - REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION)
- APPROPRIATIONS, Zero Budget, Provide for department of community health for fiscal year 2014-2015.
(Status: 02/11/2014 - HOUSE - REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS)
- HEALTH, Substance Abuse, Require certain state departments and agencies to comply with the uniform substance use disorder credentialing program developed by the department.
(Status: 06/10/2014 - SENATE - RULES SUSPENDED FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION - PASSED (37-0) - IMMEDIATE EFFECT GRANTED)
- ELECTIONS, Other, Establish interstate compact to elect president by national popular vote.
(Status: 02/20/2014 - HOUSE - REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS AND ETHICS)
- CRIME VICTIMS, Other, Modify reference to mentally retarded and mental retardation.
(Status: 03/20/2014 - HOUSE - ORDERED ENROLLED, PRINTED, AND PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNOR)
- STATE Symbol, NEW, Designate Blanchard\'s cricket frog as the official state amphibian.
(Status: 04/17/2014 - HOUSE - REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS)
- FAMILY LAW, Paternity, Allow under certain circumstances court refusal to enter an order setting aside a paternity determination revoking an acknowledgment of parentage.
(Status: 12/10/2014 - HOUSE - FULL TITLE AGREED TO - TO CLERK FOR ENROLLMENT, PRINTING AND PRESENTATION TO THE GOVERNOR)
- BUSINESSES, Nonprofit Corporations, Waive for certain veterans certain fees under the nonprofit corporation act.
(Status: 06/11/2014 - SENATE - REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS, MILITARY AFFAIRS AND HOMELAND SECURITY)
- CRIMES, Forgery, Prohibit offering a false document for recording.
(Status: 09/09/2014 - HOUSE - REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY)
- LEGISLATURE, Other, Modify provision related to authorization for the administration of oath of office.
(Status: 12/11/2014 - HOUSE - TO CLERK FOR ENROLLMENT, PRINTING AND PRESENTATION TO THE GOVERNOR)
- WORKER\'S COMPENSATION; Definitions, Modify to create religious exemption.
(Status: 09/09/2014 - HOUSE - REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE)
- LEGISLATURE, Other, Modify certain publications of the legislative service bureau requirements.
(Status: 09/09/2014 - HOUSE - REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT)
- Concurrent Resolutions, A concurrent resolution relative to secondary road patrol funds for counties providing road patrol services to cities and villages.
(Status: 10/02/2013 - SENATE - ADOPTED )
- Resolutions, A resolution to declare April 27, 2013, as Save The Frogs Day in the state of Michigan.
(Status: 04/24/2013 - HOUSE - RESOLUTION ADOPTED)
- Resolutions, A resolution to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Community Mental Health Act by President John F. Kennedy.
- , A resolution to declare March 5, 2014, as Spread The Word To End The Word Day in the state of Michigan
(Status: 03/05/2014 - HOUSE - ADOPTED)
- , A resolution to declare April 26, 2014, as Save The Frogs Day! in the state of Michigan.
(Status: 04/17/2014 - HOUSE - ADOPTED)
Statewide Trauma System Sunset Extension Moves To Senate (09-30-2014)
Bits And Tidbits (09-11-2014)
How 27-Year-Old Teacher Pulled A Big Upset In 59th (08-12-2014)
Courser, Glenn, Gamrat All Poised To Win House Seats (08-06-2014)
Haveman: Health Execs Need To Find New Health Care Champions (07-25-2014)
Alcohol Fees Pushed As Way To Bolster Substance Abuse Services (07-16-2014)
16 Health and Human Services Groups Urge Veto On E-Cigs Bill (06-27-2014)
AFP Jumpstarts Mail Effort, Touts 17 GOP Hopefuls (06-13-2014)
Bills Banning E-Cig Sales To Minors Near Snyder Decision (06-11-2014)
HICA Fix Heads To Gov's Desk (05-27-2014)
Snyder Signs Bills To Waive Registration Fees For Vets (05-22-2014)
McMillin Calls For End To Cash Assistance (05-06-2014)
Anuzis Pushes For Electoral College Reform This Session (04-21-2014)
House Budget Plan: $137M More For Roads, Patch HICA Hole (04-17-2014)
Shirkey Pushes For HICA Solution Early In Budget Process (03-26-2014)
Should State Require Kids Be In Gym Class? (03-19-2014)
Glitches Possible With Mental Health Service Without Supplemental (03-04-2014)
House Votes To Lift Limit On Ticket Scalping (02-27-2014)
Mental Health Report Released, Recommends Action (01-21-2014)
Local Gov't Officials Jumping Into House Races (11-21-2013)
Phys Ed Requirement Pushed For K-8 (10-29-2013)
Bills Only An Accountant Could Love Signed Into Law (10-15-2013)
Bills Only An Accountant Could Love Signed Into Law (10-15-2013)
Young Prostitutes Would Be Treated As Victims, Not Criminals Under Bills (10-04-2013)
Statewide HeadlinesGreimel: Democrats see 'big positives' in road funding deal, but ballot proposal no slam dunk
Poll: Michigan voters more optimistic about future of the state than nation
Information advocates say final public records legislation has been 'watered down,' still important
Jackson County GOP leaders look for future success at ballot box, elect new chairwoman
Political Insider: Bankruptcy judge hints at retirement