SB-0072, As Passed House, December 9, 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SENATE BILL No. 72

 

 

January 28, 2003, Introduced by Senators SANBORN, ALLEN, CROPSEY, BISHOP,

     McMANUS, BASHAM, GILBERT, HARDIMAN, PATTERSON, KUIPERS,

     GOSCHKA, Van WOERKOM, GARCIA, BARCIA, BIRKHOLZ, OLSHOVE, GEORGE,

     STAMAS and BROWN and referred to the Committee on Health Policy.

 

        

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                

                                                                                 A bill to create the pregnant and parenting student services                      

                                                                                

    fund; to provide grants to encourage certain institutions of                

                                                                                

    higher education to establish and operate a pregnant and                    

                                                                                

    parenting student services office for pregnant and parenting                

                                                                                

    students attending the institution; to prescribe the powers and             

                                                                                

    duties of a pregnant and parenting student services office; and             

                                                                                

    to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state departments.            

                                                                                

                THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:                      

                                                                                

1       Sec. 1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the                    

                                                                                

2   "pregnant and parenting student services act".                              

                                                                                

3       Sec. 2.  As used in this act:                                               

                                                                                

4       (a) "Department" means the department of community health.                  

                                                                                

5       (b) "Fund" means the pregnant and parenting student services                

                                                                                

6   fund created in section 3.                                                  

                                                                                

7       (c) "Institution of higher education" means a degree or                     

                                                                                


    Senate Bill No. 72 as amended November 30, 2004                             

1   certificate granting public or private college or university,               

                                                                                

2   junior college, or community college in this state.                         

                                                                                

3       (d) "Office" means a pregnant and parenting student services                

                                                                                

4   office established and operated by an institution of higher                 

                                                                                

5   education and described in section 5.                                       

                                                                                

6       Sec. 3.  (1) The pregnant and parenting student services                    

                                                                                

7   fund is established in the department of treasury.  The fund                

                                                                                

8   shall consist of <<               >> money allocated, donated, or           

                                                                                

9   paid to the fund from any source<< >> and interest and earnings from        

                                                                                

10  fund investments.                                                           

                                                                                

11      (2) The state treasurer shall direct the investment of the                  

                                                                                

12  fund.                                                                       

                                                                                

13      (3) Money in the fund at the close of a fiscal year shall                   

                                                                                

14  remain in the fund and shall not revert to the general fund.                

                                                                                

15      (4) Money in the fund <<shall be disbursed>> for grants under               

                                                                                

16  this act and the administrative costs of the department <<and the department of treasury>> in                                                                   

17  implementing and administering this act.                                    

                                                                                

18      (5) The state treasurer shall make a grant from the fund to                 

                                                                                

19  an institution of higher education upon receipt of a written                

                                                                                

20  notice from the department under section 4.                                 

                                                                                

21      Sec. 4.  (1) An institution of higher education that has                    

                                                                                

22  established and operates or agrees to establish and operate an              

                                                                                

23  office that meets the requirements of section 5 is eligible for             

                                                                                

24  and may receive a grant under subsection (2).  The department may           

                                                                                

25  establish the form or format of the grant application, and the              

                                                                                

26  department may require that an institution of higher education              

                                                                                

27  provide additional information after the department has reviewed            

                                                                                


                                                                                

1   its grant application.                                                      

                                                                                

2       (2) The department may award a grant to 1 or more                           

                                                                                

3   institutions of higher education eligible under subsection (1),             

                                                                                

4   but the department shall not award more than 4 grants, for pilot            

                                                                                

5   programs, during the first year after the effective date of this            

                                                                                

6   act.  The department shall determine which, and how many,                   

                                                                                

7   eligible institutions of higher education shall receive a grant             

                                                                                

8   to establish and operate an office.                                         

                                                                                

9       (3) If the department awards a grant under this section, it                 

                                                                                

10  shall provide a written notice to the state treasurer that                  

                                                                                

11  contains the name of the institution of higher education                    

                                                                                

12  receiving the grant and the amount of the grant and requests                

                                                                                

13  payment of the grant amount from the fund.                                  

                                                                                

14      Sec. 5.  (1) An institution of higher education may                         

                                                                                

15  establish and operate a pregnant and parenting student services             

                                                                                

16  office.  An office shall meet all of the following:                         

                                                                                

17      (a) Be located on the campus of the institution of higher                   

                                                                                

18  education.                                                                  

                                                                                

19      (b) Annually assess the performance of the institution and                  

                                                                                

20  the office in meeting the following needs of students on campus             

                                                                                

21  who are pregnant or who are a custodial parent or legal guardian            

                                                                                

22  of a minor:                                                                 

                                                                                

23                                                                               (i) Comprehensive student health care.                                              

                                                                                

24      (ii) Family housing.                                                         

                                                                                

25      (iii) Child care.                                                            

                                                                                

26      (iv) Flexible or alternative academic scheduling.                            

                                                                                

27      (v) Education concerning responsible parenting for mothers                  

                                                                                


                                                                                

1   and fathers.                                                                

                                                                                

2       (c) Identify public and private service providers qualified                 

                                                                                

3   to meet the needs described in subdivision (b), both on campus              

                                                                                

4   and within the local community, and establish programs with                 

                                                                                

5   qualified providers it selects to meet those needs.                         

                                                                                

6       (d) Assist students in locating and obtaining services that                 

                                                                                

7   meet 1 or more of the needs described in subdivision (b).                   

                                                                                

8       (e) If appropriate, provide referrals on prenatal care and                  

                                                                                

9   delivery, infant or foster care, or adoption, and on family                 

                                                                                

10  planning, to individual students who request that information.              

                                                                                

11  An office shall not provide referrals for abortion services.                

                                                                                

12      (f) By the date determined by the department, provide the                   

                                                                                

13  department with an annual report that itemizes the office's                 

                                                                                

14  expenditures during the preceding fiscal year and contains a                

                                                                                

15  review and evaluation of the performance of the office in                   

                                                                                

16  fulfilling its obligations under this subsection.                           

                                                                                

17      (2) The department shall identify specific performance                      

                                                                                

18  criteria and standards that the office shall use in preparing the           

                                                                                

19  annual report required under subsection (1).  The department may            

                                                                                

20  establish the form or format of the report.  The department may             

                                                                                

21  require that an office provide additional information after it              

                                                                                

22  has reviewed the report.                                                    

                                                                                

23      Sec. 6.  The department may promulgate rules pursuant to the                

                                                                                

24  administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to           

                                                                                

25  24.328, to implement and administer this act.