Bill to protect nursing home residents signed into law

LANSING ? State Sen. Goeff Hansen (left), R-Hart, looks on as Gov. Rick Snyder signs Public Act 322 of 2012 (Senate Bill 884) into law. Hansen sponsored the new law to help create more efficiencies in the state nursing home inspection process, which will save the state time, staff and money and protect the safety and care of nursing home residents.

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Senator to kick off inaugural ‘Hansen Handoff Competition’

WHO: State Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart; and interested parties.

WHAT: Sen. Hansen will kick off his inaugural “Hansen Handoff Competition” to encourage parents of Muskegon County school children to participate in the city’s Hazardous Waste Collection day.

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 5
3 p.m.

WHERE: Lakeside Elementary School
2312 Denmark St.

BRIEFING:   The city of Muskegon is sponsoring a Hazardous Waste Collection day on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Hansen’s Handoff Competition will take place in all Muskegon County elementary schools. The program is a unique way to get elementary students involved in a friendly environmental awareness project designed to educate them about how to properly and safely dispose of household hazardous waste materials.

Pamphlets with information on what hazardous materials will be accepted, as well as information on the collection day, have been sent to all elementary schools in Muskegon County. Parents can simply bring the pamphlet with them to the event so their drop-off can be recorded for their child’s school.

The elementary school with the most student participation will be awarded with an ice cream party.