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2013 House Bill 5082: Authorize child custody “parenting time coordinator”

Public Act 526 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Rep. Kurt Heise (R) on October 16, 2013, to authorize the appointment in child custody disputes of a “parenting time coordinator” to help implement court orders related to parenting time, if the parties agree.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on October 16, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on May 8, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on May 20, 2014.
      1. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 20, 2014.
    • Amendment offered in the House on May 20, 2014, to add language requiring the state court administrative office to develop qualification and training standards of parenting coordinators.
      1. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 20, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Kurt Heise (R) on May 20, 2014, to clarify a detail of the scope of a coordinator's duties.
      1. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 20, 2014.
    1. Passed 106 to 4 in the House on May 22, 2014, to authorize the appointment in child custody disputes of a “parenting time coordinator” to help implement court orders related to parenting time, if the parties agree.
      See who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  2. Received in the Senate on May 27, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 27, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on July 16, 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 December 18, 2014, to authorize the appointment in child custody disputes of a “parenting time coordinator” to help implement court orders related to parenting time, if the parties agree.
      See who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  3. Received in the House on December 18, 2014.
    1. Passed 106 to 4 in the House on December 18, 2014, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
      See who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  4. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 10, 2015.

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