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2019 House Bill 4131: Authorize release for medically frail prisoner

Public Act 15 of 2019

Introduced by Rep. Beth Griffin R-Mattawan on February 6, 2019
To authorize penalties of up to one year in jail for helping a medically frail prisoner paroled to a nursing home or health care facility (as proposed by House Bill 4129) to abscond from those locations.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on February 6, 2019
Reported in the House on March 12, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on March 13, 2019
Referred to the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee on March 13, 2019
Reported in the Senate on April 30, 2019
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on May 1, 2019
To exempt "skilled nursing facility staff performing duties required of skilled nursing facilities" from provisions restricting medical provider actions to assist a prisoner to leave a facility, have unauthorized contacts and more.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 1, 2019
Received in the House on May 7, 2019
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on May 22, 2019