The Michigan Daily - Friday, December 9, 1994 - 7
&enate tightens child porn laws
LANSING (AP) - In the calm be-
fore the end-of-session storm, the Sen-
ate approved bills yesterday to
strengthen laws against child pornogra-
phy and to permit the possession of
ferrets in the state.
The chamber approved several other
P nor bills, as it thinned down its calen-
ar in anticipation of next week's fi-
nale. And it advanced to final votes
legislation to permit banks to sell insur-
ance under restrictions designed to pro-
Legislative leaders said Tuesday
shapes up as a long day as the Legisla-
ture attempts to wrap up action on a bill
banning assisted suicide, salvaging the
state charter school law, and imposing
new rules on legislative ethics and re-
But the Senate dealt mainly yester-
day with secondary issues as it put itself
on schedule for adjournment next week.
Any bills not passing before lawmakers
head home for the holidays will die, and
have to be reintroduced when the Leg-
islature reconvenes in January.
The child pornography bill would,
for the first time, make it a misde-
meanor to possess "sexually abusive
material" involving children. A person
who knowingly possessed such mate-
rial could be punished by up to a year's
imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000.
The bill also would increase, to
$100,000 from $20,000, the maximum
fine for the felony of enticing or allow-
ing a child to engage in such pornogra-
phy. It would increase to $50,000 from
$10,000 the maximum fine for the
felony of distributing or promoting
It passed on a vote of 35-0 and returns
to the House for consideration of a Sen-
The amendment would narrow the
standard to be used in deciding what is
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changes to laws
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Snow covers the State
Donated bodies go toward interest of scienc
By KELLY MORRISON
Daily Staff Reporter
Last year, a young woman died at
age 21 of cancer. Before her death,
the former University student made
the decision to donate her body to the
University for medical research.
Each year, the University Ana-
ical Donations program receives
'ndreds of bodies of deceased indi-
viduals that have been donated in the
interest of science.
Program Director William Burkel
said the donated bodies are used "for
purposes of education and research."
Before they die, donors sign a form
that is "actually a legal will," he said,
giving the University rights to the
body for medical purposes.
The bodies are used for teaching
medical students and for performing
post-graduate research, Burkel said.
Using the bodies, students learn to
practice surgical techniques, surgeons
are trained in new procedures and
new surgical procedures are devel-
Gross anatomy is a required course
for all first-year University medical
students. Janet Lee, a second-year
University medical student said, "I
definitely thought it was a worth-
while experience. Idon't think there's
a better way to learn the anatomy
without actually seeing it yourself."
Burkel said there is "no money
received or given" for donations.
"There are always stories about sell-
ing your body to the University," he
said, but it "actually costs the indi-
vidual something to donate their
The family of the deceased is held
responsible for the cost of transport-
ing the body to the University, which
can sometimes be rather expensive,
Burkel said the program tells do-
nors that "before they die, they should
notify their next of kin of their deci-
Families can also make the deci-
sion to donate the body of a deceased
Donors can still have a fu
said, but "instead of going to1
etery (after the funeral), t
brought to the University."
Burkel said the number o
received "varies from year
Last year we received aroun
the past, we have received as
300." The number of male an
donors is roughly equal, he
"By Michigan law," he sa
body who dies in the hos
supposed to be informed a
program. He said others lea
the program "by word of m
For more information,c
LANSING (AP) - An 800-page
bill to rewrite and reorganize
Michigan's environmental laws won
House approval yesterday. Lawmak-
ers said the changes would help resi-
AP PHOTO dents and businesses understand and
ehouse. follow the complex laws.
The environmental code bill heads
to the Senate on a 66-31 House vote.
It was one of several the House cleared
"' from its calendar as it moves toward
neral, he wrapping up its year's work next Tues-
the cem- day. Bills that haven't passed by the
hey are end of the current session will die.
Other bills passed by the House
f bodies would:
to year. U Eliminate officeholder expense
d 215. In funds.
many as Allow optometrists to diagnose
d female and treat glaucoma.
said. Some lawmakers, mostly Demo-
id, "any- crats, opposed the environmental code
pital" is bill. That was mainly because it would
bout the put into law the major changes that
rn about Gov. John Engler made to the Depart-
outh and ment of Natural Resources in 1991.
Engler's changes, mainly the
call 764- elimination or limiting of various
boards, were done by executive or-
der. Those easily could be changed by
a future governor.
Putting the executive orders into
law would force lawmakers to re-
verse them by legislation. That
would be tougher to accomplish,
Democrats said permanently re-
moving or limiting the boards would
cut voters out of the decision-mak-
ingi ing process in environmental issues.
"It seems that we have defined
public participation as the ability to
comment and come to hearings,"
is 'til you said Rep. Howard Wetters, of
Deliver! Kawkawlin. "Michigan has a long
history ofadifferent kind of partici-
pation in being on boards and mak-
Rep. Lynn Jondahl spent hours
Wednesday and part of Thursday
trying to change the bill so that de-
cision-making bodies in the envi-
ronmental code would fall under
the Open Meetings Act. That would
require them to post meeting sched-
ules and prohibit them from meet-
ing without due notice.
"I think we have some work that
is very good (in this bill)," Jondahl
said. "But we need to craft the kind
public input that is needed. We have
to work something out to guarantee
that people have access to the deci-
All of Jondahl's efforts to change
the bill were defeated.
Republicans said the decision-
making process would be more open
under the changes because they
wouldn't be as influenced by spe-
cial interests groups.
The optometry bill caused some
stir in the House before it was sent
to Engler on a 78-14 vote. Oppo-
nents said optometrists don't have
the training or education to provide
treatment for glaucoma, one of the
leading causes of blindness.
Supporters said people in rural
areas have less access to ophthal-
mologists and shpuld be allowed to
get at least initial treatment for the
disease from local optometrists.
The officeholder expense bill
would force lawmakers to close
those accounts, which pay for costs
incidental to holding office. Law-
makers would have until January
1996 to spend the money or could
transfer some of it to their campaign
funds. It's part of an lawmaker eth-
ics package. Several other bills in
the plan are expected to pass next
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