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2009 House Bill 5514: Exempt babysitting from state licensure mandates

Public Act 155 of 2009

Introduced by Rep. Brian Calley (R) on October 14, 2009
To exempt “babysitting services" from state licensure mandates. This is defined as “temporarily caring for a child on behalf of the child's parent or guardian whether or not compensation is received as long as the care is not provided as part of the individual's vocation.” The bill was introduced after the state Department of Human Services made national headlines for seeking to prosecute for not having a license an individual who kept on eye on her neighbors children while they were waiting for the school bus.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Families and Childrens Services Committee on October 14, 2009
Reported in the House on October 21, 2009
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Mike Huckleberry (D) on October 28, 2009
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that further refines the definition of "babysitter services".
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on October 28, 2009
To exempt “babysitting services" from state licensure mandates. This is defined as “temporarily caring for a child on behalf of the child's parent or guardian where the annual compensation is less than $600," or an amount that would trigger IRS payroll deduction mandates. The bill was introduced after the state Department of Human Services made national headlines for seeking to prosecute for not having a license an individual who kept on eye on her neighbors children while they were waiting for the school bus.
Received in the Senate on October 29, 2009
Referred to the Senate Families and Human Services Committee on October 29, 2009
Reported in the Senate on November 12, 2009
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on November 20, 2009

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