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2018 House Bill 5750: Revise surrendered newborn law details
Introduced by Rep. Bronna Kahle (R) on March 22, 2018
To revise a “safe delivery of newborns” law passed in 2000, which provides legal protections to a mother who surrenders a newborn to an emergency service provider. This and House Bill 5751 would allow a provider to install a “newborn safety device” similar in operation to a bank drive-up window or library book return slot, except it would be clean, safe, warm and designed to trigger a 911-call and a notice to staff within 30 seconds that there’s a baby inside. This is intended to let a mother surrender a baby anonymously. Also, the bill would also amend this law to apply to surrendering infants up 30 days old, instead of the current three days.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on March 22, 2018
Reported in the House on May 10, 2018
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Jeremy Moss (D) on May 15, 2018
To tie-bar the bill to Senate Bill 911, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. SB 911 would permit same sex adoption in Michigan.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 15, 2018
Received in the Senate on May 17, 2018
Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on May 17, 2018
Reported in the Senate on September 25, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 27, 2018