The organization highlighted Graves' efforts fighting organized crimes against retailers in Michigan. Gov. Rick Snyder signed Graves' legislation, House Bills 5843 and 5902 on Dec. 31, 2012, strengthening penalties for organized crime against retailers, including a provision requiring thieves to repay retailers for stolen merchandise.
"Public safety is a top priority of mine, and was honored to be the sponsor of legislation giving law enforcement another tool to crack down on organized crime against retailers," said Graves. "I am confident this new law will be an effective tool for law enforcement in their fight against crime and help our local retailers get reimbursed for their merchandise losses. I am honored by the recognition by the Michigan Retailers Association and will continue to advocate for efforts that increase public safety in our local communities."
Graves is a first-term state representative serving the 51st House District, which includes portions of Genesee and Oakland County.
*Information provided by Michigan House Republicans.