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2019 House Bill 4709: Require child protection law performance reports to legislature
Introduced by Rep. David LaGrand (D) on June 11, 2019
To require state officials to make quarterly reports to the legislature on compliance with laws requiring specific responses and follow-ups in child abuse and neglect investigations. The reports would have to include measures of whether investigations are commenced within 24 hours of a report coming in, whether the individuals involved are being checked against a state abuse “central registry,” whether face-to-face contact is being made within the timeframe required and more. This is part of a legislative package comprised of House Bills 4704 to 4709 that revise Michigan's child protective services law and programs in response to a 2018 Auditor General finding that "efforts to ensure the appropriate and consistent application of selected CPS investigation requirements” are insufficient.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on June 11, 2019
Reported in the House on September 18, 2019
Refer to the Committee on Judiciary.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on September 18, 2019
Reported in the House on December 10, 2019
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the Senate on January 21, 2020
Referred to the Senate Families,Seniors and Veterans Committee on January 21, 2020