State Rep. Graham Filler today vowed to continue fighting to restore balance to the court process for settling evictions in Michigan as the State Court Administrative Office seeks to make permanent some of the temporary rules adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Filler said the temporary rules for landlord and tenant proceedings have created chaos in Michigan courts – resulting in unequal, inconsistent access to justice across the state and exacerbating the housing crisis.
In early November, Filler introduced House Bill 6497 to restore balance to the rights of property owners and tenants by ending the temporary rules put in place during the pandemic.
“While we ran out of time at the end of the year before we could get this legislation across the finish line, this issue is still a priority,” Filler said. “I will continue to stand up for property rights and fight for fair court processes when the next legislative session begins in January.”
State Rep. Graham Filler said crime victims will have more support services and a stronger voice in the criminal justice process, thanks to legislation he helped sponsor that was signed into law today. “Crime victims, who have been terrorized and victimized, deserve resources, support, and protection during the criminal justice process,” Filler said. “These are […]
State Rep. Graham Filler today helped lead the House in approving a bipartisan plan to improve protections for vulnerable adults in Michigan. Filler, R-Clinton County, is leading the effort to improve the state’s guardianship and conservatorship system to make sure Michigan seniors and other vulnerable adults are not taken advantage of by the people who […]
State Rep. Graham Filler voted against a partisan plan to radically alter Michigan’s energy policy, voicing strong concerns that the new mandates will burden Michigan families with electricity that is more expensive and less reliable. Filler, R-Clinton County, said the plan, advanced by House Democrats, calls for utilities to have 100% clean energy by 2040, […]
State Rep. Graham Filler said House Democrats have backtracked on plans to rush House Bill 5131 through the House Government Operations Committee today. The bill, which Filler raised serious concerns about on Tuesday, creates a new Court of Appeals district and packs the courts with six new judgeships. Filler released the following statement: “House Democrats […]