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2014 House Bill 5512: Revise paternity law and unwed father child support details

Public Act 375 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Rep. Kenneth Kurtz (R) on May 1, 2014, to deny welfare benefits if a recipient fails to comply with applicable child support requirements, including a duty to make efforts to establish paternity and obtain child support.
    • Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on May 1, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on May 14, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
  2. Passed 94 to 14 in the House on September 17, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on September 18, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on September 18, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on October 22, 2014, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on December 10, 2014, to deny welfare benefits if a recipient fails to comply with applicable child support requirements, including a duty to make efforts to establish paternity and obtain child support.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 17, 2014.

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