April 25, 2018
It was my honor to join dozens of elected officials, law enforcement officers, advocates, friends and family members of victims and victims themselves Wednesday evening at the state Capitol to celebrate the 30th annual Michigan Crime Victims Vigil. The annual event, hosted by the Crime Victim Foundation, serves as an opportunity to recognize the perils faced by victims and their families and how the state can help. I also introduced Senate Resolution 156 during Wednesday's session which recognizes and acknowledges the importance of crime victims' rights here in Michigan. SR 156 had a host of bipartisan co-sponsors and was unanimously adopted by the Senate.
June 9, 2015
State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, discusses ways we can reduce sexual assaults on Michigan's campuses, while also increasing the reporting at the "Let's End Sexual Assault Summit" on Monday. Schuitmaker also thanked First Lady Sue Snyder for leading the important initiative.
June 4, 2015
State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, discusses the importance of Senate Bill 328, which would eliminate from state statute the antiquated title "policewoman." Schuitmaker said the "policewoman" title was used at a time when female members of the Michigan State Police were paid less than men. SB 328 passed the Michigan Senate on Wednesday.
May 14, 2015
Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, explains legislation that would create a Blue Alert, similar to the Amber Alert system, to notify law enforcement and the public when a safety officer is injured or killed in the line of duty.
May 2, 2012
Michigan State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker's legislation will require the state to post expenditures on the Internet for tax payers to see.
March 13, 2012
Michigan State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker sponsored Senate Bill 346 just last year requiring the Michigan Dept. of Corrections to collect DNA from all inmates upon incarceration for comparison with ongoing criminal cases. Since October of last year, 74 DNA connections have been made with 61 inmates. This not only solves crime more quickly, it saves tax dollars and law enforcement man hour expenditures.
December 1, 2011
Michigan State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker notes that this device, once installed in an electronic cash register, allows the user to under report sales and cheat the state out of sales tax revenues. It is estimated that millions of dollars have been cheated in years past.
June 15, 2011
Michigan State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker is spearheading this initiative to prevent abuse of elder citizens on all fronts: physical, emotional and financial.
May 19, 2011
Michigan State Senator Tonya Schuitmaker sponsored this legislation because DNA was not being collected until prisoners were released. This will now help investigators solve many crimes while perpetrators are still incarcerated and not free to further victimize the public.
December 26, 2010
Newly elected state senators Tonya Schuitmaker and Dave Hildenbrand are the guests on this episode of WOOD-TV8's To The Point, Dec. 26, 2010.