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2014 Senate Bill 974: Expand court authority in child welfare cases

Public Act 519 of 2014

Introduced by Sen. Bruce Caswell (R) on June 10, 2014 To give a court with jurisdiction over a juvenile's care and supervision the authority to issue orders affecting a “party” if these are considered necessary, with "party" defined as the petitioner and the juvenile in a delinquency proceeding; and in a child protective proceeding, the petitioner, child, respondent, parent or guardian, and a child caring institution or child placing agency under contract with the state.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on June 10, 2014
Reported in the Senate on October 1, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Sen. Bruce Caswell (R) on November 12, 2014 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 12, 2014
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on November 12, 2014 (same description)
To give a court with jurisdiction over a juvenile's care and supervision the authority to issue orders affecting a “party” if these are considered necessary, with "party" defined as the petitioner and the juvenile in a delinquency proceeding; and in a child protective proceeding, the petitioner, child, respondent, parent or guardian, and a child caring institution or child placing agency under contract with the state.
Received in the House on November 12, 2014
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on November 12, 2014
Reported in the House on December 10, 2014 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 109 to 0 in the House on December 18, 2014 (same description)
To give a court with jurisdiction over a juvenile's care and supervision the authority to issue orders affecting a “party” if these are considered necessary, with "party" defined as the petitioner and the juvenile in a delinquency proceeding; and in a child protective proceeding, the petitioner, child, respondent, parent or guardian, and a child caring institution or child placing agency under contract with the state.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 10, 2015

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