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2013 House Bill 4647: Revise child adoption/placement details

Public Act 118 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. Margaret O'Brien (R) on April 30, 2013
To establish that three months after formal an adoption placement of adoptee who is less than one year old (rather than six months under current law), a court could enter an order of adoption, unless it determined that circumstances had arisen that make adoption undesirable. This is part of a legislative package designed to speed-up the adoption process, including reducing the time a birth-parent has to change his or her mind.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on April 30, 2013
Reported in the House on May 15, 2013
With the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the House on May 23, 2013
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 23, 2013
Received in the Senate on June 5, 2013
Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on June 5, 2013
Reported in the Senate on March 4, 2014
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on March 26, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 26, 2014
Received in the House on March 27, 2014
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on April 15, 2014

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