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2011 Senate Bill 694: Expand grounds for termination of parental rights
Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson R-Escanaba on September 27, 2011
To revise details of the law that gives courts jurisdiction over a minor whose home is unfit due to neglect, cruelty, drunkenness, criminality, or depravity on the part of a parent, guardian, nonparent adult, or other custodian. Among other changes a court would have to consider allegations against a parent who was currently absent from the home or had no current contact.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27, 2011
Reported in the Senate on September 27, 2012
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on October 17, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 17, 2012
Received in the House on November 8, 2012
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on November 8, 2012
Reported in the House on December 12, 2012
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

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