Legislation watch
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Capitol Building

2013 House Bill 4893: Revise child abuse investigation database details

Public Act 30 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Rep. Margaret O'Brien (R) on July 18, 2013, to revise the rules for maintaining or expunging records of investigations contained in a central state registry of serious child abuse cases. The state would have to send a notice to a person being placed on the list, who would have 90 days to request a hearing. If an investigation did not provide a "preponderance of evidence" then a person could not be placed on the list, and except for very serious offenders, names would be removed from the list after 10 years.
    • Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on July 18, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on October 30, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on November 12, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 12, 2013.
  2. Passed 110 to 0 in the House on November 13, 2013, to revise the rules for maintaining or expunging records of investigations contained in a central state registry of serious child abuse cases. The state would have to send a notice to a person being placed on the list, who would have 180 days to request a hearing. If an investigation did not provide a "preponderance of evidence" then a person could not be placed on the list, and except for very serious offenders, names would be removed from the list after 10 years.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on November 14, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on November 14, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on December 5, 2013, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on February 25, 2014, to revise the rules for maintaining or expunging records of investigations contained in a central state registry of serious child abuse cases. The state would have to send a notice to a person being placed on the list, who would have 180 days to request a hearing. If an investigation did not provide a "preponderance of evidence" then a person could not be placed on the list, and except for very serious offenders, names would be removed from the list after 10 years.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 11, 2014.

Comments