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2012 Senate Bill 1000: Ban granting parenting time in certain countries

Public Act 600 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Sen. John Moolenaar (R) on March 1, 2012, to prohibit a Michigan court from awarding “parenting time” in child custody disputes that would take place in a country that is not a party to the “Hague convention” on the civil aspects of international child abduction.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 1, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on September 27, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on October 17, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 17, 2012.
  2. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on October 17, 2012, to prohibit a Michigan court from awarding “parenting time” in child custody disputes that would take place in a country that is not a party to the “Hague convention” on the civil aspects of international child abduction, unless both parents give consent.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on November 8, 2012.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on November 8, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on December 12, 2012, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 90 to 20 in the House on December 13, 2012, to prohibit a Michigan court from awarding “parenting time” in child custody disputes that would take place in a country that is not a party to the “Hague convention” on the civil aspects of international child abduction, unless both parents give consent.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 8, 2013.

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