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Current Legislation

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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 NumberDate SubmittedSummaryCommitteeStatus
HB 42542/26/2019Elder Adult (age 65) to criminal codeFamilies, children, and seniorsHouse
HB 42552/26/2019Enhanced modifications to mental health code, criminal history/convictions/employment/connections with psychiatric facility or service
Families, children, and seniors
House
HB 42562/26/2019Criminal 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 42572/26/2019Modifications to criminal background check: Adult foster care facilities.
Families, children, and seniors
House
HB 42582/26/2019Estates - adjusted to penal code
Families, children, and seniors
House
HB 42592/26/2019Adding "Elder Adult" to criminal code
Families, children, and seniors
House
HB 42602/26/2019Criminal 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 42652/26/2019Creates sentencing guidelines for elder adult abuse Families, children, and seniorsHouse
SB 561/23/2019Allows prosecution for abusing an elderly person by committing financial fraud within the racketeering statuteJudiciary and Public Safety Senate
SB 771/29/2019Allows electronic monitoring devices in nursing homes under certain circumstancesHealth Policy and Human ServicesSenate
SB 1082/13/2019Creates a prohibition for assault of a vulnerable adult and establishes penalties.Judiciary and Public Safety Senate
SB 1092/13/2019Provides sentencing guidelines for crime of assaulting a vulnerable adult.Judiciary and Public Safety Senate
SB 1102/13/2019Appointment of limited guardian to provide access to ward by family membersJudiciary and Public Safety Senate