Senator Morris W. Hood III

Wayne County: River Rouge, Dearborn, Detroit

A CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO STATE GOVERNMENT
It is important in a democracy that citizens help keep their legislators informed. In order to be true representatives of the people, legislators need to know the thinking of their constituents on those issues upon which decisions will be made, and the facts on which such thinking and conclusions are based. As a citizen, you can help insure good legislation on state and national levels by communicating with your elected representatives at the proper time.


YOUR STATE CAPITOL
For all Michiganians Michigan's elegant Victorian-era capitol building is recognized as a national historic landmark for its architectural beauty and artistic importance. Photos, text and artwork highlight interesting views and give information about Michigan's capitol building and its history. Book is available in French, Spanish, and large print.


THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES
The text of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, including amendments.


CONSUMER PROTECTION RESOURCE GUIDE: BE A KNOWLEDGEABLE CONSUMER
Of general interest to all consumers Everything you need to know about consumer rights and Michigan law: how to protect yourself from consumer fraud and how to take legal action.


2013 TAXPAYERS GUIDE
This booklet gives you the latest information on many of Michigan's tax laws, in simple-to-understand English, put together in a single publication.


YOUR CHILD: A PARENT'S GUIDE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY
For parents and persons who provide child care
This booklet offers advice on selecting a day care provider and lists all Michigan Division of Child Day Care licensing offices. It also includes a chart for recording immunizations and important medical information. Additional topics include how to choose a car seat, how to report child abuse, and how one qualifies for federal child care tax credits.


THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS IN MICHIGAN: A STUDENT'S GUIDE
For high school students and interested citizens
How do people legislate laws to govern themselves? How does an idea become a bill? What happens in the legislative process? In addition to lawmaking, what other responsibilities does the Legislature have? Answers to these and other questions are presented in this informative publication.


VETERANS BENEFITS AND SERVICES: FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL PROGRAMS
For Michigan veterans and their survivors and dependents

This booklet provides information about obtaining veterans benefits and services available through federal, state, and local agencies. Topics range from acquiring a home mortgage, education, employment and insurance to medical treatment and death benefits. Listings include U.S.D.V.A. medical facilities in Michigan and veterans service organizations.


SERVICES FOR SENIORS: LAWS AND PROGRAMS FOR SENIOR ADULTS
For seniors and their families
To enhance senior living, this booklet describes state programs and services related to tax credits and additional taxation issues, Medicare and Medicaid, nursing homes and other long-term care options, consumer protection, housing, transportation, employment, and senior discount programs.


MICHIGAN CONSTITUTION
For all Michiganians
This booklet contains the text of the Constitution of the State of Michigan of 1963 with all amendments. A table of contents, descriptive section catchlines, section history notes, and an alphabetical subject index are included.


FRIEND OF THE COURT: SUPPORT, CUSTODY, AND VISITATION FOR MICHIGAN CHILDREN
For divorced parents and others interested in child welfare
The Friend of the Court oversees the welfare of children whose support, custody, and parenting time are the subject of court order because the parents are separated or divorced or they never married. This handbook describes the procedures available for all FOC offices to enforce the court's orders to ensure protection of children's rights to economic and emotional support.


GETTING TO KNOW MICHIGAN: A COLORING BOOK
For younger Michiganians in grades 2 to 4
An informative coloring book for kids, it gives interesting tidbits about Michigan's history, colorful folklore, and state symbols.


TENANTS AND LANDLORDS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE
For tenants and landlords
This booklet provides a basic explanation of what happens when a rental agreement is made and serves as a helpful and informative reference tool concerning the rights and responsibilities of the tenant and the landlord.


MOVIN' ON: RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF YOUNG ADULTS
For young adults
This handbook contains information for young adults graduating from high school. It discusses important topics such as establishing credit, seeking a higher education, voting, renting, and job search and career planning.


PLANNING FOR YOUR PEACE OF MIND: A DO-IT-YOURSELF GUIDE TO MEDICAL AND LEGAL DECISIONS
For mature adults
This booklet provides information about making a will and designating medical care preference in case of incapacity. This booklet contains forms for organ donation, the Michigan Statutory Will, and the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, as well as a personal records form to allow family to locate important legal and personal documents.


WILLIAM VAN REGENMORTER CRIME VICTIM'S RIGHTS ACT AND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
For crime victims and adults who wish to prevent crime
A booklet that explains the fundamental rights of crime victims and lists services and local victim assistance advocates throughout the state. Contains the current text of the crime victims rights act and a section summary, as well as information to understand the processing of a criminal case. Also included are helpful tips on crime prevention.


PORTRAITS OF MICHIGAN: HISTORY AND FACTS ON MICHIGAN
For teachers and junior/senior high students
Miscellaneous Michigania is presented in an interesting and educational manner, with pictures and artwork, to inform about our state's agricultural products, natural resources, social culture, and early history. Topics presented include famous Michiganians, a timeline, and derivations of county names. The booklet is complete with maps, quizzes, and multiple-choice tests.


FOR THE PEOPLE... BY THE PEOPLE... HOW STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS OPERATE
For the People... By the People... How State and Local Governments Operate
For all citizens
To help citizens understand the organization of state and local government, this booklet gives brief descriptions of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of state government, and describes the functions of county, city, township, and village entities of local government. Additional information is provided about local financing and taxation issues.


CHANGES AND CHOICES: LEGAL RIGHTS OF SENIOR ADULTS
For senior citizens and their families
In a question-and-answer format, this booklet highlights senior legal issues pertaining to disability and consent, age discrimination, tax benefits, pension rights, consumer protection, legal resources, and wills and estate planning. Additional detailed information encompasses medicare and medicaid eligibility, asset determination, funeral expenses, rights of nursing home residents, and what to look for when choosing a nursing home.


RECYCLING COLORING AND ACTIVITY BOOK
For elementary-age children
Learn how to keep Michigan beautiful with the three Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle.


DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE: A PARENT/CHILD GUIDE TO MICHIGAN LAW
For all ages
A parent and child guide with answers to commonly asked questions about peer pressure and drug or alcohol abuse. Explains criminal penalties in Michigan law and gives guidelines for parents and teens hosting or attending a party.


MICHIGAN'S NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT: A CITIZENS' GUIDE
For citizens of all ages
This publication was prepared to provide general information concerning management of Michigan's abundant land and water resources and the state's efforts to protect and preserve natural resources.


THE MICHIGAN OPEN MEETINGS ACT AND FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
For all citizens
The FOIA establishes procedures to ensure every citizen's right of access to government documents. The OMA protects a citizen's right to know what's going on in government by opening to full public view the processes by which elected and nonelected officials make decisions. This publication contains the text of both acts, general outlines and digests, opinions of the Attorney General, and court decisions.


ASK YOURSELF – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
This publication contains information and prevention resources for any individual affected by domestic and sexual violence. Specific topics covered include myths and warning signs of domestic violence and teen dating violence, information regarding drug-facilitated rapes and sexual assault prevention, facts on stalking and cyber-stalking, abuse reporting procedures, a parent and guardian's section, suggestions for helping a friend in an abusive situation and what to consider when leaving an abusive relationship.


CHILD SAFETY COLORING BOOK
For parents and early elementary-age children
The message of this coloring book is . . . be smart and be safe . . . on your bicycle, in your home, and in public. This booklet makes a proactive effort to help children to be aware of potentially harmful situations and to avoid them.