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

Public Act 526 of 2014

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.   Official 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
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.
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.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 20, 2014
Passed 106 to 4 in the House on May 22, 2014 (same description)
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.
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.
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 18, 2014 (same description)
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.
Received in the House on December 18, 2014
Passed 106 to 4 in the House on December 18, 2014 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 10, 2015

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