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2019 Senate Bill 77: Allow nursing home electronic monitoring
Introduced by Sen. Jim Runestad (R) on January 29, 2019
To allow a nursing home resident or a resident's legal representative to use audio or visual electronic monitoring devices in nursing home rooms to monitor a resident’s care under certain circumstances. The bill authorizes the use of recordings from such a device as evidence in a civil or criminal trial in which abuse of residents is alleged, and prescribes detailed rules and disclosure requirements.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee on January 29, 2019
Reported in the Senate on June 16, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the House on October 1, 2020
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on October 1, 2020
Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on October 6, 2020
Substitute offered by Rep. Michele Hoitenga (R) on December 17, 2020
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 17, 2020
Received in the Senate on December 18, 2020
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on December 30, 2020

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