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2013 Senate Bill 374: Create statewide school violence “hotline”

Public Act 183 of 2013

  1. Introduced in the Senate on May 21, 2013, to require the Attorney General and the State Police to create a “hotline” manned 24 hours a day all year long to collect “confidential reports of unsafe, potentially harmful, dangerous, violent, or criminal activities.” These could include cell phone camera and video images. While the bill does not limit the hotline to school related threats, other parts of it require the information to be shared with local law enforcement and school officials.
    • Referred to the Senate Education Committee on May 21, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 13, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on June 18, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 18, 2013.
  2. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on June 18, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on June 19, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on June 19, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on December 10, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on December 10, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 10, 2013.
  4. Passed 108 to 1 in the House on December 11, 2013, to require the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget to seek bids, including one from the State Police, to create and operate a “hotline” manned 24 hours a day all year long to collect anonymous reports regarding concerns of potential harm, self-harm, or criminal acts against students, school employees, or school property, which reports could include cell phone camera and video images.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on December 11, 2013.
  6. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 11, 2013, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 13, 2013.

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