Senate panel to hear testimony on Runestad bill cracking down on mail theft

LANSING, Mich. — The Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety will hear testimony Thursday morning on a measure introduced by Sen. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, that would crack down on the skyrocketing problem of mail theft in Michigan.

Senate Bill 23 would make state penalties for mail theft mirror federal penalties to allow more options for state prosecution of these crimes.

The committee will also take testimony on SB 24, Sen. Peter Lucido’s companion legislation to Runestad’s measure.

The committee hearing will take place on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 8:30 a.m. in Room 1100 of the Connie B. Binsfeld Office Building, located at 201 Townsend St. in Lansing, across the street from the Michigan Capitol at the corner of Townsend and Allegan.