June 14, 2012, Introduced by Rep. Kurtz and referred to the Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors.
A bill to amend 1939 PA 280, entitled
"The social welfare act,"
(MCL 400.1 to 400.119b) by adding section 5a.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 5a. The department shall not consider a child placing
agency's objection to placements that violate the child placing
agency's written religious or moral convictions or policies in any
situation in which the department interacts with that child placing
agency. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, placement
considerations, funding considerations, contracting considerations,
or any other areas in which the department must make a
determination involving a child placing agency.