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2013 House Bill 4648: Revise child adoption/placement details

Public Act 119 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. Kenneth Kurtz (R) on April 30, 2013
To revise details of a law that describes when parental rights can be terminated and when they cannot, so as to establish procedures for when the parental rights of a mother have not been officially terminated, and the court finds that the best interest of the child would be served by granting custody to the putative father. 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 substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on May 23, 2013
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on May 23, 2013
Substitute offered in the House on May 23, 2013
The substitute 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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