SENATE BILL No. 219

 

 

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.

 

     (2) 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.