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2015 House Bill 4480: Don't disparage one parent for protecting child from other one

Public Act 95 of 2016

Introduced by Rep. Kurt Heise (R) on April 21, 2015 To establish that in determining the “best interest of child” in child custody dispute cases a court may not “consider negatively” actions taken by a parent in self defense or to protect a child from “the child's abusive parent”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on April 21, 2015
Reported in the House on June 9, 2015 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Kurt Heise (R) on October 21, 2015 To establish that if signed into law the bill will go into effect 90 days later.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on October 21, 2015
Substitute offered by Rep. Kurt Heise (R) on October 21, 2015 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on October 21, 2015
Passed 76 to 28 in the House on October 22, 2015.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To establish that in determining the “best interest of child” in child custody and visitation cases a court may not “consider negatively” actions taken by a parent in self defense or to protect a child from “the child's abusive (other) parent”.
Received in the Senate on October 27, 2015
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on October 27, 2015
Reported in the Senate on February 4, 2016 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on April 14, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To establish that in determining the “best interest of child” in child custody and visitation cases a court may not “consider negatively” actions taken by a parent in self defense or to protect a child from “the child's abusive (other) parent”.
Received in the House on April 14, 2016
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 3, 2016

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