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Farrington appointed to House Families, Children and Seniors Committee

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By Kimberly James | Jan 31, 2020

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State Rep. Diana Farrington listens to residents’ questions and concerns at a local coffee hours in 2019. | Michigan House Republicans

State Rep. Diana Farrington (R-Utica) has been appointed to the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee.

This committee discusses legislation that benefits children and seniors, encourages the preservation of families and makes social services more efficient.

Last year, Farrington played a key role in developing a proposal that would give harsher punishments to criminals who target senior citizens. Under her plan, assault on a senior could result in a prison sentence up to 25 years or up to a $25,000 fine. Embezzling funds from a senior could result in a prison sentence up to 20 years or up to a $50,000 fine.

"I’m passionate about standing up for those who cannot defend themselves," Farrington said in a post on Facebook. "I look forward to what I will learn from this year’s committee hearings and testimonials from industry experts. Together we can make Michigan a better place to raise a family, to live and to retire."

In addition, Farrington will continue to serve as the chair of the Committee on Financial Services and as a member on the Judiciary, Regulatory Reform and Tax Policies committees.

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