2019 Senate Bill 77

Allow nursing home electronic monitoring

Introduced in the Senate

Jan. 29, 2019

Introduced by Sen. Jim Runestad (R-15)

To allow a nursing home resident or a resident's legal representative to use audio or visual electronic monitoring devices in nursing home rooms to monitor a resident’s care under certain circumstances. The bill authorizes the use of recordings from such a device as evidence in a civil or criminal trial in which abuse of residents is alleged, and prescribes detailed rules and disclosure requirements.

Referred to the Committee on Health Policy and Human Services

June 16, 2020

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

Oct. 1, 2020

Passed in the Senate 37 to 0 (details)

Received in the House

Oct. 1, 2020

Referred to the Committee on Health Policy

Oct. 6, 2020

Referred to the Committee on Families, Children and Seniors

Dec. 17, 2020

Substitute offered by Rep. Michele Hoitenga (R-102)

The substitute passed by voice vote

Passed in the House 64 to 41 (details)

Received in the Senate

Dec. 18, 2020

Passed in the Senate 22 to 15 (details)

To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.

Vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Dec. 30, 2020