For more information on Elder Abuse legislation please visit the Michigan Legislature website.
The following information is new bills for the 2019-20 year. Please click the bill number for more information.
The Michigan Elder Justice Coordinating Council is hosting an Elder Policy Coalition with various stakeholders to discuss current bills introduced or being introduced into legislation relating to elder or vulnerable adult abuse.
|Bill Number||Date Submitted||Summary||Committee||Status|
|HB 4254||2/26/2019||Elder Adult (age 65) to criminal code||Families, children, and seniors||House|
|HB 4255||2/26/2019||Enhanced modifications to mental health code, criminal history/convictions/employment/connections with psychiatric facility or service||Families, children, and seniors||House|
|HB 4256||2/26/2019||Criminal Background checks for staff at facilities, adult foster care, mental health, staffing agencies. P.18 for list of covered facilities.||Families, children, and seniors||House|
|Hb 4257||2/26/2019||Modifications to criminal background check: Adult foster care facilities.||Families, children, and seniors||House|
|HB 4258||2/26/2019||Estates - adjusted to penal code||Families, children, and seniors||House|
|HB 4259||2/26/2019||Adding "Elder Adult" to criminal code||Families, children, and seniors||House|
|HB 4260||2/26/2019||Includes Elder adult in definition of crime of embezzlement for vulnerable adults.||Families, children, and seniors||House|
|HB 4265||2/26/2019||Creates sentencing guidelines for elder adult abuse||Families, children, and seniors||House|
|HB 4076||1/23/2019||Penalties for coercing vulnerable adult into providing sexually explicit visual material||Families, children, and seniors||House|
|SB 56||1/23/2019||Allows prosecution for abusing an elderly person by committing financial fraud within the racketeering statute||Judiciary and Public Safety||Senate|
|SB 77||1/29/2019||Allows electronic monitoring devices in nursing homes under certain circumstances||Health Policy and Human Services||Senate|
|SB 108||2/13/2019||Creates a prohibition for assault of a vulnerable adult and establishes penalties.||Judiciary and Public Safety||Senate|
|SB 109||2/13/2019||Provides sentencing guidelines for crime of assaulting a vulnerable adult.||Judiciary and Public Safety||Senate|
|SB 110||2/13/2019||Appointment of limited guardian to provide access to ward by family members||Judiciary and Public Safety||Senate|