New Michigan laws in 2023: Service dogs, school safety and crime victim compensation

Two new bills aimed at protecting consumers from scams on online marketplaces such as Facebook Marketplace or Amazon took effect on New Year's Day.

The bills require online marketplaces or third-party sites to collect specific information about sellers and mandate sellers provide this information to potential customers.

 A new law allows communities to consider using privately owned facilities such as banquet halls, community centers, and clubhouses as polling places for elections.

Schools in Michigan are required to prominently display portions of the state Constitution and law stating the importance of religion, morality, and education, and the right of parents to determine the education of their children

 A new law provides increased compensation to crime victims, including victims of sexual assault and human trafficking.

A new law requires schools to implement safety measures such as emergency drills, crisis response plans, and threat assessment teams.

A new law expands opportunities for high school students to earn college credit through dual enrollment programs and career and technical education programs.

A new law requires schools to provide education on the dangers and prevention of drug abuse and addiction.

A new law requires the state to provide funding for a public transportation option in Detroit.

A new law allows service dogs to accompany their owners in all public places, including restaurants and stores.