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House Bill 4006

Position: Support Concept/Oppose as Written

Status: Referred from Committee on Criminal Justice for Second Reading  

Sponsor: Representative Kurt Heise

The bill would create a new act to:

  • Require a wireless carrier to provide location information on a wireless device to a law enforcement officer upon request in certain emergency conditions.
  • Provide civil and criminal immunity to a wireless carrier that responds to the request for device location information.
  • Make it a misdemeanor offense for a law enforcement officer to use the new act to obtain device location information for personal use or gain.

House Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIB-4006.pdf

HFA Legislative Analysis:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billanalysis/House/pdf/2015-HLA-4006-DB756A92.pdf

 

House Bill 4071

Position: Support

Sponsor: Representative Tom Barrett

Status: Passed House, Placed for a Third Reading in Senate

Tie Bar: 4482

In a motion for change of custody, a parent’s duration of active duty military deployment (including prisoner of war status or being missing in action but not declared dead by a court) could not be considered in a best-interest-of-the-child determination. A parent must inform the court of the official active duty end date before or within 30 days after that date and any stay must be adjusted to not less than 90 days after the official active duty end date. Upon notification of a parent’s active duty end date, the court would have to reinstate the custody order in effect immediately before the deployment. If a subsequent motion for change of custody were filed, the court could not consider a parent’s absence due to that military duty, or future deployments, in making a best-interest-of-the-child determination.

House Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIB-4071.pdf

HFA Legislative Analysis:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billanalysis/House/pdf/2015-HLA-4071-4C5C4ED4.pdf

 

House Bill 4080

Position: Oppose

Sponsor: Representative Fred Durhal III

Status: Referred to Committee on Criminal Justice

Tie Bar: 4081

Adds failure to register as a stalking offender; first, second, third or subsequent offenses to felonies under chapter XVII of the MCL. Adds failure to update stalking offender registration information; third or subsequent offenses to felonies under chapter XVII of the MCL.

House Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIB-4080.pdf

 

House Bill 4081

Position: Oppose

Sponsor: Representative Fred Durhal III

Status: Referred to Committee on Criminal Justice

Tie Bar: 4080

The bill establishes the Stalker Offender Registration Act to require persons convicted of certain stalking offenses to register. It also prescribes the powers and duties of certain departments and agencies in connection with that registration and to prescribe fees, penalties and sanctions in connection with that registration.

House Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIB-4081.pdf

 

House Bill 4167

Position: Support

Sponsor: Representative Stephanie Chang

Status: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Trade

The bill establishes the Paid Sick Leave Act requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to certain employees. It specifies the conditions for accruing and using paid sick leave and prohibits retaliation against an employee for requesting, exercising, or enforcing rights granted in the act. It prescribes powers and duties of certain state departments, agencies, and officers to provide for promulgation of rules, remedies, and sanctions.

House Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIB-4167.pdf

 

House Bill 4132

Position: Oppose

Sponsor: Representative Erika Geiss

Status: Referred to Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors

The bill amends the Child Custody Act of 1970 so courts may consider when awarding joint custody under section 6A or parenting time 7A, consistent with the best interests of the child, whether to award one or both of the parties the right of first refusal to provide child care for the child during the other parent’s normal parenting time, unless the need for child care is attributable to an emergency.

House Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIB-4132.pdf

 

House Bill 4141

Position: Oppose

Sponsor: Representative Jim Runestad

Status: Referred to Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors

The bill mandates a presumption of joint custody in custody disputes between parents with exceptions being determined by clear and convincing evidence that a parent is unfit, unwilling, or unable to care for the child. A determination of unfit may only be made if the parent’s parental rights are subject to termination.

House Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIB-4141.pdf

 

House Bill 4145

Position: Oppose

Sponsor: Representative Thomas Hooker

Status: Referred to Committee on Appropriations

A bill to prohibit the state to contract with providers that offer abortion services.

House Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIB-4145.pdf

 

House Bill 4146

Position: Oppose

Sponsor: Representative Thomas Hooker

Status: Referred to Committee on Health Policy

The bill mandates that a physician who determines that the probable gestational age of the fetus of a patient who is a pregnant woman is at 19 or more weeks shall perform an abortion on that patient only in hospital that has a neonatal unit. Prior to performing an abortion in that hospital the physician shall establish with the neonatal unit the protocol to be followed consistent with Section 3 of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.

House Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIB-4146.pdf

 

House Bill 4176

Position: Oppose

Sponsor: Representative Peter Lucido

Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Tie Bar: 4177, 4178

The bill requires the dismissal of all charges and the expunction of the arrest record, all biometric data, fingerprints, DNA samples or profiles, and statements obtained from the individual in cases where the complaining witness recants his or her statement, affidavit, or testimony alleging that the individual committed one or more offenses against the witness before trial is held in the matter.

House Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIB-4176.pdf

 

House Bill 4177

Position: Oppose

Sponsor: Representative Peter Lucido

Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Tie Bar: 4176, 4178

The bill establishes policy and promulgate rules concerning the expunction, destruction, or both of information and data in criminal justice information systems, including the Law Enforcement Information Network in cases where the complaining witness recants his or her statement, affidavit, or testimony alleging that the individual committed one or more offenses against the witness before trial is held in the matter.

House Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIB-4177.pdf

 

House Bill 4178

Position: Oppose

Sponsor: Representative Peter Lucido

Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Tie Bar: 4176, 4177

The bill requires the dismissal of all charges and the expunction of the arrest record, all biometric data, fingerprints, DNA samples or profiles, and statements obtained from the individual in cases where the complaining witness recants his or her statement, affidavit, or testimony alleging that the individual committed one or more offenses against the witness before trial is held in the matter

House Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIB-4178.pdf

 

House Bill 4218

Position: Support

Sponsor: Representative Charles Smiley

Status: Referred to Committee on Health Policy

A bill to amend the current Public Health Code to include the “Emergency Contraceptive Education Act”. The bill would allow for development and dissemination of information on emergency contraceptives including, at a minimum, a description of emergency contraceptives, and an explanation of the use, safety, efficacy, and availability of emergency contraceptives.  

House Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIB-4218.pdf

 

House Bill 4321

Position: Study with Concern

Sponsor: Representative Peter Lucido

Status: Referred to Committee on Criminal Justice

Amending Chapter IV of the MCL to not allow search of a residence without a search warrant or express permission of the resident. Permission of another resident may not be sought after an initial resident refuses permission for a search.    

House Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIB-4321.pdf

 

House Bill 4476

Position: Support

Sponsor: Representative Harvey Santana

Status: Referred to Committee on Criminal Justice

The bill would limit the authority of a court to order mediation in domestic relations action where either party has a personal protection order, a no-contact court order, committed child abuse or neglect with respect to a child of the other party, engaged in conduct prohibited under section 411H or 411 of the Michigan Penal Code, committed domestic abuse against the other party, will be unable to negotiate for themselves at the mediation, or there is reason to believe that the health or safety of a party would be endangered by mediation.  

House Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIB-4476.pdf

 

House Bill 4477

Position: Support

Sponsor: Representative Klint Kesto

Status: Referred to Committee on Criminal Justice

A bill to provide a process for serving documents in cases appealed to the Supreme Court that have prohibitions on address disclosures and/or contact between parties.  

House Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIB-4477.pdf

 

House Bill 4478

Position: Study with Concerns

Sponsor: Representative Robert Kosowski

Status: Referred to Committee on Criminal Justice

A bill to provide for enjoining animals in personal protection orders.  

House Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIB-4478.pdf

 

House Bill 4479

Position: Oppose as Written, Support Concept

Sponsor: Representative Amanda Price

Status: Referred to Committee on Criminal Justice

A bill to increase penalties for the assault of a pregnant woman under certain circumstances.  

House Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIB-4479.pdf

 

House Bill 4480

Position: Support

Sponsor: Representative Kurt Heise

Status: Referred to Committee on Criminal Justice

A bill to modify best interest factors of the child in cases of domestic violence regarding custody or parenting time under certain circumstances.  

House Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIB-4480.pdf

 

House Bill 4481

Position: Support

Sponsor: Representative Lisa Lyons

Status: Referred to Committee on Criminal Justice

A bill to modify best interest factors of the child in cases of a child conceived through sexual assault or sexual abuse and prohibiting custody or parenting time under certain circumstances.  

House Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIB-4481.pdf

 

House Bill 4482

Position: Support

Sponsor: Representative Klint Kesto

Status: Passed House, Placed for a Third Reading in Senate

Tie Bar: 4071

Defines “deployment” as the movement or mobilization of a servicemember to a location for a period of longer than 60 days and not longer than 540 days under temporary or permanent official orders that are designated as unaccompanied, for which dependent travel is not authorized, that otherwise do not permit the movement of family members to that location, and for which the servicemember is restricted from travel.

House Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIB-4482.pdf

 

House Bill 4547

Position: Oppose as Written

Sponsor: Representative Thomas Hooker

Status: Referred to Committee on Judicary

Tie Bar: 4548, 4549

Amends the current Child Protection Law to require department investigators and law enforcement officers interviewing a child in an accredited or acreditable child assessment center to make an electronic recording of the interview in its entirety.

House Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIdB-4547.pdf

 

House Bill 4548

Position: Oppose as Written

Sponsor: Representative Robert Kosowski

Status: Referred to Committee on Judicary

Tie Bar: 4547, 4549

Allows consideration of video recorded statements in probation violation hearings and hearings held under section 7 of the Child Protection Law.

House Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIdB-4548.pdf

 

House Bill 4549

Position: Oppose as Written

Sponsor: Representative Harvey Santana

Status: Referred to Committee on Judicary

Tie Bar: 4547, 4548

Allows video recorded statements to be used in child protective services hearings, increases fines for improper release of video statements, and requires the video to be retained for a specific period of time.

House Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIB-4549.pdf

 

House Bill 4563

Position: Support Concept

Sponsor: Representative Eric Leutheuser

Status: Referred to Committee on Local Government

A bill to amend the purposes townships may expend funds for to include contracting with any private nonprofit that provides domestic violence services including, but not limited to: safe emergency shelter, a 24-hour crisis line, supportive counseling, case management, legal advocacy.

House Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/House/pdf/2015-HIB-4563.pdf

 

 

 

 

Senate Bills

 

Senate Bill 9

Position: Support

Status: Passed Senate, Placed for a Third Reading in House

Sponsor: Senator Rick Jones

The bill would amend the Child Custody Act to do the following, if a motion for change of custody or change of parenting time were filed during the time a parent was on deployment:

  • Allow a parent to file an application for a stay of the proceedings, and require the court to entertain the application; and allow a parent to apply for an extension of a stay.
  • Prohibit the court from modifying a previous judgement or order, or issuing a new order, that changed the child’s placement or the parenting time that existed when the parent was called to deployment.
  • Allow the court to enter a temporary custody or parenting time order if there were clear and convincing evidence that it was in the best interest of the child.
  • Require a parent to inform the court of the deployment end date before or within 30 days after that date.

The bill also specified that, in a motion for change of custody, the parent’s duration of deployment could not be considered in a best interest of the child determination. Upon notification of a parent’s deployment end date, the court would have to reinstate the custody order in effect immediately before the deployment. If a subsequent motion for change of custody were filed, the court could not consider a parent’s absence due to that deployment, or future deployments, in making a best interest of the child determination.

 

If a deploying parent and the other parent shared custody, the deploying parent would have to notify the other parent of an upcoming deployment within a reasonable period.

 

The bill would define “deployment” as the movement or mobilization of a servicemember to a location for a period of longer than 60 days and not longer than 540 days under temporary or permanent official orders that are designated as unaccompanied, for which dependent travel is not authorized, that otherwise do not permit the movement of family members to that location, and for which the servicemember is restricted from travel.

Senate Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/Senate/pdf/2015-SIB-0020.pdf

Senate Passed Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billengrossed/Senate/pdf/2015-SEBS-0009.pdf

HFA Legislative Analysis:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billanalysis/House/pdf/2015-HLA-4071-4C5C4ED4.pdf

SFA Legislative Analysis – Bill Reported from Committee:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billanalysis/Senate/pdf/2015-SFA-0009-F.pdf

 

Senate Bill 15

Position: Oppose

Status: Referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary

Sponsor: Senator Phil Pavlov

A bill to prohibit federal regulation of firearms, firearms accessories, and ammunition involved purely in intrastate commerce and provide for exceptions to federal regulation.

Senate Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/Senate/pdf/2015-SIB-0015.pdf

 

Senate Bill 20

Position: Watch

Status: Referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary

Sponsor: Senator Mike Shirkey

A bill to establish mens rea standards for all laws enacted after January 1, 2016 that do not clearly indicate whether a culpable mental state is, or is not, required.

Senate Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/Senate/pdf/2015-SIB-0020.pdf

 

Senate Bill 92

Position: Watch

Status: Referred from Committee on Judiciary to Senate for Vote

Sponsor: Senator Tonya Schuitmaker

Tie Bar: SB 93, SB 95, SB 96

A bill to amend the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards Act to do the following:

  • Codify the 17-member Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).
  • Require MCOLES to promulgate rules governing law enforcement officer licensing standards, instead of establishing minimum standards.
  • Require MCOLES to grant a license, rather than a certification, to a person who meets the licensing standards and will be employed as a law enforcement officer.
  • Establish separate licensure requirements for sheriffs, tribal law enforcement officers, and locally appointed fire arson investigators.
  • Authorize MCOLES to investigate alleged violations of the Act or rules promulgated under it.
  • Specify that a petition for judicial review of a final decision or order of MCOLES could be adjudicated only in the Circuit Court for Ingham County, and the Commission would have standing in that court for an action to compel compliance with the Act.
  • Revise provisions regarding police training academies.
  • Allow MCOLES to use money from the Secondary Road Patrol and Training Fund for reasonable expenses of performing its functions and reimbursing law enforcement agencies for reasonable costs of law enforcement education.
  • Require a licensed law enforcement officer to inform MCOLES when he or she was charged with a particular offense or was subject to a personal protection order.

The bill would repeal Section of the Act, which deal with MCOLES members’ terms of office, law enforcement agencies’ maintenance of employment history records, and the Act’s original effective date.

The bill would rename the Act as the “Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards Act”.

Senate Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/Senate/pdf/2015-SIB-0092.pdf

SFA Legislative Analysis:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billanalysis/Senate/pdf/2015-SFA-0092-G.pdf

 

Senate Bill 93

Position: Watch

Status: Referred from Committee on Judiciary to Senate for Vote

Sponsor: Senator Tonya Schuitmaker

Tie Bar: SB 92, SB 95, SB 96

A bill to amend Public Act 302 of 1982 which created the Michigan Justice Training Commission and the Michigan Justice Training Fund, to do the following:

  • Delete and replace most of the provisions of the Act, regarding use of the Michigan Justice Training Fund.
  • Require MCOLES to use the Fund to make law enforcement distributions to law enforcement agencies, pay the reasonable expenses of providing MCOLES staff services and administering and enforcing the Act and the MCOLES Act, and awarding grants.
  • Specify that money in the Fund that was not distributed in a fiscal year in which it was meant to be used for the purposes described above would remain in the Fund and could be used in future fiscal years for the designated purpose.
  • Require MCOLES to conduct an annual registration of law enforcement agencies to verify each agency’s roster of full-time and part-time officers and the number of hours for which they were compensated in the most recent calendar year.
  • Require MCOLES annually to distribute 60% of the Fund for law enforcement distributions, in two semiannual installments, on a per full-time equated basis to eligible entities based on the number of full-time equated officers employed.
  • Cap the reported hours of compensation at 2,080 hours for any individual officer for purposes of law enforcement distribution.
  • Regulate an eligible entity’s use of funds from a law enforcement distribution, and limit the use of a distribution to certain training and educational purposes.
  • Allow MCOLES to award grants for the provision of criminal justice in-service training for law enforcement officers.
  • Prohibit MCOLES from awarding grants to a professional association.
  • Regulate a grantee’s use of funds from a grant award.
  • Require criminal justice in-service training courses to be registered through the MCOLES Information and Tracking Network.
  • Specify that the Fund’s books, records, and accounts could be subject to audit by the Auditor General every two years, instead of requiring an audit every two years.

Senate Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/Senate/pdf/2015-SIB-0093.pdf

SFA Legislative Analysis:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billanalysis/Senate/pdf/2015-SFA-0092-G.pdf

 

Senate Bill 94

Position: Watch

Status: Referred from Committee on Judiciary to Senate for Vote

Sponsor: Senator Tonya Schuitmaker

The bill would amend the Public Health Code to require a nonpublic record of a diversion and dismissal of a controlled substance violation maintained by the Michigan Department of State Police (MSP) to be open to the Michigan Commission on Law Standards (MCOLES) for certain purposes.

Senate Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/Senate/pdf/2015-SIB-0094.pdf

SFA Legislative Analysis:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billanalysis/Senate/pdf/2015-SFA-0094-F.pdf

 

Senate Bill 95

Position: Watch

Status: Referred from Committee on Judiciary to Senate for Vote

Sponsor: Senator Margaret O’Brien

Tie Bar: SB 92, SB 93, SB 96

A bill to amend the Revised Judicature Act so citations are in place for their funds and the Acts that created them.

Senate Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/Senate/pdf/2015-SIB-0095.pdf

SFA Legislative Analysis:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billanalysis/Senate/pdf/2015-SFA-0092-G.pdf

 

Senate Bill 96

Position: Watch

Status: Referred from Committee on Judiciary to Senate for Vote

Sponsor: Senator Margaret O’Brien

Tie Bar: SB 92, SB 93, SB 95

A bill to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure to refer to MCOLES and the MCOLES Act.

Senate Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/Senate/pdf/2015-SIB-0096.pdf

SFA Legislative Analysis:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billanalysis/Senate/pdf/2015-SFA-0092-G.pdf

 

Senate Bill 151

Position: Study

Status: Referred from Committee on Judiciary to Senate for Vote

Sponsor: Senator Steven Bieda

The bill would amend the Code of Criminal Procedure to eliminate the deadline for a defendant convicted of a felony at trial, who is serving a prison sentence for that felony, to petition the circuit court to order DNA testing of biological material identified during the investigation that led to his or her conviction, and for a new trial based on the results of that testing. Currently, such a petition must be filed by January 1, 2016.

Senate Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/Senate/pdf/2015-SIB-0151.pdf

SFA Legislative Analysis:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billanalysis/Senate/pdf/2015-SFA-0151-F.pdf

 

Senate Bill 172

Position: Support

Status: Referred to Committee on Health Policy

Sponsor: Senator Bert Johnson

A bill to amend the current Public Health Code to include the “Emergency Contraceptive Education Act”. The bill would allow for development and dissemination of information on emergency contraceptives including, at a minimum, a description of emergency contraceptives, and an explanation of the use, safety, efficacy, and availability of emergency contraceptives.  

Senate Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/Senate/pdf/2015-SIB-0172.pdf

 

Senate Bill 252

Position: Support

Status: Referred to Committee on Commerce

Sponsor: Senator Curtis Hertel Jr.

The bill would amend Michigan Employment Security Act to create specific exceptions for domestic violence victims.  

Senate Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/Senate/pdf/2015-SIB-0252.pdf

 

Senate Bill 253

Position: Support

Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Sponsor: Senator Steven Bieda

The bill would limit the authority of a court to order mediation in domestic relations action where either party has a personal protection order, a no-contact court order, committed child abuse or neglect with respect to a child of the other party, engaged in conduct prohibited under section 411H or 411 of the Michigan Penal Code, committed domestic abuse against the other party, will be unable to negotiate for themselves at the mediation, or there is reason to believe that the health or safety of a party would be endangered by mediation.  

Senate Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/Senate/pdf/2015-SIB-0253.pdf

 

Senate Bill 254

Position: Support

Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Sponsor: Senator Steven Bieda

A bill to provide a process for serving documents in cases appealed to the Supreme Court that have prohibitions on address disclosures and/or contact between parties.  

Senate Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/Senate/pdf/2015-SIB-0254.pdf

 

Senate Bill 255

Position: Support

Status: Referred to Committee on Judiciary

Sponsor: Senator Rebekah Warren

The bill would amend the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to prohibit discriminatory practices, policies, and customs in real estate transactions based on a person’s status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.

Senate Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/Senate/pdf/2015-SIB-0255.pdf

 

Senate Bill 256

Position: Support

Status: Referred to Committee on Commerce

Sponsor: Senator Jim Ananich

A bill requiring employers who provide sick leave as a fringe benefit to permit employee’s use of sick leave for providing or receiving assistance to address issues arising from sexual assault, domestic violence, or stalking that is perpetrated against them or a member of their household.

Senate Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/Senate/pdf/2015-SIB-0256.pdf

 

Senate Bill 257

Position: Support

Status: Referred to Committee on Commerce

Sponsor: Senator Judy K. Emmons

A bill establishing a process for providing survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking with address confidentiality.

Senate Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/Senate/pdf/2015-SIB-0257.pdf

 

Senate Bill 258

Position: Support

Status: Referred to Committee on Families, Seniors, and Human Services

Sponsor: Senator Rebekah Warren

The bill adds a stipulation to the best interests of the child factors under the Child Custody Act disallowing any negative consideration of any action taken by a parent to protect a child or that parent from the child’s abusive parent.

Senate Introduced Bill:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billintroduced/Senate/pdf/2015-SIB-0258.pdf

 

 

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Criteria for Membership

Membership Types

 

 

Organizational Voting Member:

Domestic and/or Sexual Violence Service Provider

 

Eligibility – To be eligible for voting membership, organizations must:

  • Provide comprehensive* domestic or sexual violence services to survivors as their primary purpose.
  • Operate its principal place of business in the State of Michigan.
  • Adhere to the Mission Statement and Purpose of the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence.
  • Engage in comprehensive social change to end domestic or sexual violence.

 

*Comprehensive Service Provider – An organization can either be a comprehensive sexual assault service provider, a comprehensive domestic violence service provider, or both. The organization must meet the criteria below for each category.

  • Sexual Assault – provides direct services and offers a 24-hour crisis hotline/response to survivors of sexual assault.
  • Domestic Violence – provides direct services, offers a 24-hour crisis hotline, and provides emergency shelter to survivors of domestic violence.
  • Direct Services – counseling, advocacy, and referrals with the primary focus being to help survivors with issues involving domestic and/or sexual violence.

Follow this link to apply online for membership as a 2018 Organizational Voting Member.

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Follow this link to apply by mail for membership as a 2018 Organizational Voting Member.

 

Organizational Supporting Member

 

Organizational supporting members are groups, agencies, or campuses that serve domestic or sexual violence survivors but do not meet the criteria of comprehensive service provider.

 

Eligibility – To be eligible for supporting membership at this level, organizations must:

  • Be interested in the issues of domestic and/or sexual violence.
  • Support the Mission Statement, Purpose and Philosophy of the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence.

Follow this link to apply online for membership as an Organizational Supporting Member.

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Follow this link to apply by mail as an Organizational Supporting Member.

 

Individual Supporting Member

 

Eligibility – To be eligible for supporting membership at this level, individuals must:

  • Be interested in the issues of domestic or sexual violence.
  • Support the Mission Statement and Purpose of the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence.

Follow this link to apply online for membership as an Individual Supporting Member.

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Follow this link to apply by mail as an Individual Supporting Member.

Members

The Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence acts as a catalyst for innovative, long-range plans to end domestic and sexual violence and leads in the development and monitoring of state and national legislation. Our members represent a network of over 70 domestic and sexual violence programs and over 100 allied organizations and individuals. 

 

Public policy advocacy is a critical part of our work to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and in meeting our ultimate goal of ending violence against women. Throughout the year, MCEDSV monitors both state and federal legislation and public policy initiatives to assure that the needs of survivors are at the forefront of any new laws, initiatives, and funding decisions.

Benefits of Membership

 

Active Membership

 

Members are considered to have active membership status based on the criteria for each group if dues for the current year have been received by MCEDSV.

 

Domestic and/or Sexual Violence Service Provider Organization Voting Members

 

Voting membership renews in the fall. Membership is active if dues are received by the designated due date of each year, unless special arrangements have been made in advance. Active voting members receive the following benefits:

 

  • Voting rights on such issues as bylaw changes and Board of Director nominations
  • Participation in the MCEDSV executive director electronic list
  • Technical assistance from the MCEDSV Staff Attorney or Project Director through the Nonprofit Legal and Management Assistance Project
  • Action alerts and updates on state and national legislative and policy issues affecting survivors of domestic and sexual violence and/or service provider organizations
  • Technical assistance tools and other resources
  • Discounts on training opportunities, including Annual Conference and Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Selected MCEDSV publications including electronic publications and email updates on state and national legislative policy
  • Invitations to special events
  • Leadership, analysis and advocacy in the legislative and public policy arena on policy issues relevant to domestic and sexual violence

 

Organizational Supporting Members Benefits

  • Discounts on training opportunities, including Annual Conference and Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Selected MCEDSV publications including electronic publications and email updates on state and national legislative policy
  • Invitations to special events
  • Leadership, analysis and advocacy in the legislative and public policy arena on policy issues relevant to domestic and sexual violence

 

Individual Supporting Members Benefits

  • Discounts on training opportunities, including Annual Conference and Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Selected MCEDSV publications including electronic publications and email updates on state and national legislative policy
  • Invitations to special events
  • Leadership, analysis and advocacy in the legislative and public policy arena on policy issues relevant to domestic and sexual violence

 

Inactive Membership

 

Domestic and/or Sexual Violence Service Provider Organization Voting Members are considered inactive if dues are not renewed by March 15 of each year, unless special arrangements are made in advance. Membership benefits are suspended when membership becomes inactive.

 

Individual or Organizational Supporting Members are considered inactive if dues are not renewed within 1 month of the date membership expires. Membership benefits are suspended when membership becomes inactive.

 

Member Program Services

Members of MCEDSV provide domestic and sexual violence programs and services in communities across the entire state.

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