March 2, 2011, Introduced by Senators JANSEN, EMMONS, BIEDA, PAPPAGEORGE, HANSEN and PROOS and referred to the Committee on Families, Seniors and Human Services.
A bill to amend 1935 PA 220, entitled
"An act to provide family home care for children committed to the
care of the state, to create the Michigan children's institute
under the control of the Michigan social welfare commission, to
prescribe the powers and duties thereof, and to provide penalties
for violations of certain provisions of this act,"
by amending section 9 (MCL 400.209), as amended by 2004 PA 470.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 9. (1) The superintendent of the institute or his or her
designee is authorized to consent to the adoption, marriage,
guardianship, or emancipation of any child who may have been
committed to the institute, according to the laws for the adoption,
marriage, guardianship as provided in section 19c of chapter XIIA
of the probate code of 1939, 1939 PA 288, MCL 712A.19c, or
emancipation of minors. On such adoption, marriage, guardianship,
or emancipation, the child so adopted, married, or emancipated or
who has had a guardian appointed under section 19c of chapter XIIA
of the probate code of 1939, 1939 PA 288, MCL 712A.19c, shall cease
to be a ward of the state.
On the effective date of the amendatory act that added this
subsection, the family independence agency The department
shall discontinue the Michigan children's institute preliminary
consent denial review process.