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2013 House Bill 5026: Expand grounds for court supervision of juveniles

Public Act 342 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Rep. Kurt Heise (R) on October 1, 2013, to expand the grounds under which a court may order the removal of a child from a home and into foster care to individuals age 18 (that is, who are not a "minor"), if there is a “danger of substantial physical or psychological harm” because the young person is not living with a parent or legally responsible adult, or has repeatedly run away and is considered “beyond the control of a parent,” or has committed “commercial sexual activity” that is the result of “force, fraud, coercion, or manipulation by a parent or other adult”.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on October 1, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on November 13, 2013, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    1. Passed 109 to 0 in the House on December 4, 2013, to expand the grounds under which a court may order the removal of a child from a home and into foster care to individuals age 18 (that is, who are not a "minor"), if there is a “danger of substantial physical or psychological harm” because the young person is not living with a parent or legally responsible adult, or has repeatedly run away and is considered “beyond the control of a parent,” or has committed “commercial sexual activity” that is the result of “force, fraud, coercion, or manipulation by a parent or other adult”.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  2. Received in the Senate on December 5, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on December 5, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on October 1, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    1. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on October 2, 2014, to expand the grounds under which a court may order the removal of a child from a home and into foster care to individuals age 18 (that is, who are not a "minor"), if there is a “danger of substantial physical or psychological harm” because the young person is not living with a parent or legally responsible adult, or has repeatedly run away and is considered “beyond the control of a parent,” or has committed “commercial sexual activity” that is the result of “force, fraud, coercion, or manipulation by a parent or other adult”.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  3. Received in the House on October 2, 2014.
    1. Passed 107 to 0 in the House on October 2, 2014, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  4. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on October 15, 2014.

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