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2018 Senate Bill 798: Establish foster care alternative

Public Act 434 of 2018

Introduced by Sen. Peter MacGregor (R) on January 30, 2018
To establish a potential alternative for court-ordered foster care that would allow a parent or guardian to sign a “safe families” power of attorney form delegating to another person (potentially but not necessarily a family member) the care, custody, or property of a minor child for up to 180 days with no intimation of “abandonment,” subject to rules prescribed by the bill including background checks, home inspections and more.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on January 30, 2018
Reported in the Senate on February 20, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the House on February 22, 2018
Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on February 22, 2018
Reported in the House on November 29, 2018
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 20, 2018