Human Trafficking Notification Act 62 of 2016


If you or someone you know is being forced to engage in any activity and cannot leave, whether the activity is commercial sex, housework, farm work, or any other activity, please contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline at 888-373-7888 or text 233733 to access help and services. The victims of human trafficking are protected under U.S. laws and the laws of this state.

Posting required by Public Act 62 of 2016 – Human Trafficking Notification Act

Recognize the potential red flags and signs of human trafficking:

Common Work and Living Conditions:

He or she is in the commercial sex industry and has a pimp/manager.

He or she is unpaid, paid very little, or paid only through tips.

He or she owes a large debt and is unable to pay it off.

He or she was recruited through false promises concerning the nature and conditions of his/her work.

Poor Mental Health or Abnormal Behavior:

He or she is fearful, anxious, depressed, submissive, tense, or nervous/paranoid.

He or she exhibits unusually fearful or anxious behavior when law enforcement is discussed.

Poor Physical Health:

He or she appears malnourished or shows signs of repeated exposure to harmful chemicals.

He or she shows signs of physical and/or sexual abuse, physical restraint, confinement, or torture.

Lack of Control:

He or she has few or no personal possessions.

He or she is not in control of his/her own money, has no financial records or bank accounts.

He or she is not in control of his/her own identification documents (ID or passport).

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Notificación de la Trata de Personas Act 62 of 2016

Notificación de la Trata de Personas

Si usted o alguien que usted conoce está siendo forzado a participar en

cualquier actividad y no puede marcharse, ya sean actos sexuales con

fines comerciales, servicio doméstico, trabajo agrícola, o cualquier otra

actividad, por favor póngase en contacto con el Centro Nacional de

Recursos sobre la Trata de Personas llamando al 888-373-7888 o

mandando un mensaje de texto al 233733 para recibir ayuda y

servicios. Las víctimas de la trata de personas están protegidas por

leyes de los Estados Unidos y las leyes de este estado.

Colocación requerida por La Ley Pública 62 de 2016 – Ley sobre la Notificación de la Trata de Personas

Reconozca las posibles señales de alerta e indicadores de la trata de personas:

Condiciones de Trabajo y Vida Comunes:

Él o ella trabaja en la industria del comercio sexual y tiene un proxeneta/encargado

No se le paga, se le paga muy poco, o solamente se le paga con propinas

Él o ella tiene una gran deuda y es incapaz de pagarla

Él o ella ha sido reclutada por medio de falsas promesas sobre el tipo y las condiciones de trabajo

Salud Mental Precaria o Comportamiento Anormal:

Él o ella muestra miedo, ansiedad, depresión, sumisión, tensión, o nerviosismo/paranoia

Él o ella presenta un miedo inusual o un comportamiento ansioso cuando se habla sobre las autoridades policiales

Salud Física Precaria:

Él o ella parece malnutrido o presenta señales de exposición repetida a productos químicos nocivos

Él o ella presenta señales de abuso físico y/o sexual, restricción física, confinamiento, o tortura

Falta de Control:

Él o ella tiene pocas o ninguna posesión personal

Él o ella no controla su propio dinero, no tiene registros financieros o cuentas bancarias

Él o ella no tiene control sobre sus propios documentos de identidad (tarjeta de identidad o pasaporte)

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2016 Duck Race Monday September 3

Lawrence Ox Roast & Homecoming’s

4th Annual Rubber Duck Race

Adopt a DUCK for $5.00 or purchase a FLOCK of ducks for a chance to win 1 of 10 prizes while sup-porting the Ox Roast!

Only 300 tickets will be sold, so PURCHASE EARLY. Tickets can be purchased at Village Hall, Farmer’s Market, Local Businesses, Information Booth and at the time of Race.

Monday, September 5, 2016 @ 2:00pm

Lawrence North River Park at the Paw Paw River Bridge

Race will start on East side of bridge & finish approximately 20-30 yards downstream.

Event will be held RAIN or SHINE!


September 5th


Six Bill Brownfield Package

Committee Meeting

Meetings by bodies of elected members delegated by the House or Senate to consider and make recommendations concerning disposition of bills, resolutions, and other related matters referred to them. Committees are appointed by the Speaker of the House or the Senate Majority Leader and are organized according to subject matter.

Committee Commerce
Clerk Phone Number Jackie Mosher, (517) 373-5312
Location Room 210, Farnum Building, 125 W. Allegan Street, Lansing, MI 48933
Date Wednesday, 5/11/2016
Time 8:30 AM
Agenda SB 908 (Schmidt) Economic development; brownfield redevelopment authority; definitions and program changes; modify.

SB 909 (Schmidt) Environmental protection; funding; environmental protection bond fund; modify criteria for grants.

SB 910 (O’Brien) Environmental protection; funding; clean Michigan initiative bond fund; modify criteria for grants and loans.

SB 911 (Horn) Environmental protection; funding; environmental protection bond fund; modify criteria for grants.

SB 912 (Knezek) Environmental protection; funding; clean Michigan initiative bond fund; modify criteria for grants and loans to conform to brownfield redevelopment act.

SB 913 (Casperson) Environmental protection; funding; revitalization revolving loan program; modify criteria for loans.

And any other business properly before the committee.

Chair Wayne A. Schmidt

June 2nd Public Hearing (Water Rate Adjustment)


The Village of Lawrence’s Public Service Committee will hold a Public Hearing at the Village Hall Council Chambers on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 at 6:30pm at the Lawrence Village Hall, 157 N. Paw Paw Street, Lawrence Michigan 49064.

The purpose of the public hearing is to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on proposed water rate increases to village residents.  A copy of the proposed rate increases shall be available at the Village Hall for review before the hearing.

All written comments must be received by no later than 4:00pm, June 1st, 2016 in order to be considered.  If any resident has a physical disability which may limit his/her participation in this hearing, please notify the Village Hall at least five (5) days prior to the hearing so that reasonable accommodations may be made.

Date: May 11, 2016

Lucinda Nower, Village Clerk

Village of Lawrence





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