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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.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • 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.
    1. Passed 94 to 14 in the House on September 17, 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.
      See who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  2. 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.
    1. 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.
      See who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  3. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 17, 2014.

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