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Day two for hearing on post-Nassar bills to protect Michigan kids

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Posted at 8:42 AM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 08:42:54-04

A state house committee will hear testimony for a second day on legislation designed to protect Michigan children in response to the Nassar scandal.

There was push-back from doctors during the first day of the hearing on Tuesday.

Doctors say that they are worried the bills would over-regulate doctors who they believe the vast majority are innocent.

The committee chairman says he wants to hear from more doctors before voting on the bills.

The Law and Justice Committee is hearing the testimony on legislation submitted in response to the Larry Nassar sexual misconduct scandal.

A 17-bill plan was submitted last week, following the recommendations of two House committees tasked to review Michigan State University's response to complaints filed against Nassar.

Day two of this hearing takes place Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Lansing.