August 16, 2017, Introduced by Rep. Kosowski and referred to the Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors.
A bill to amend 1939 PA 288, entitled
"Probate code of 1939,"
(MCL 710.21 to 712B.41) by adding section 19d to chapter XIIA.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 19d. If an individual can verify, using historical
evidence, that the individual's parent had his or her parental
rights terminated as a result of the court having jurisdiction of
the child under section 2(b) of this chapter or that the parent
voluntarily terminated or relinquished his or her parental rights
as part of a plea agreement resulting from an investigation
regarding parental rights termination as a result of the court
having jurisdiction of the child under section 2(b) of this
chapter, the court shall enter an order allowing the individual
access to records relating to the investigation of parental rights
termination conducted by the department for the court and to the
individual's birth records. Access to records described in this
section shall be allowed even if the individual has been adopted if
the individual can verify the parent-child relationship. Historical
evidence includes, but is not limited to, a death certificate, a
birth certificate or other birth records, any other public record
that shows the parent-child relationship between the individual
seeking the records and the parent whose parental rights were
terminated, and any other evidence normally admissible under court
Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days
after the date it is enacted into law.
Enacting section 2. This amendatory act does not take effect
unless Senate Bill No.____ or House Bill No. 4865 (request no.
03002'17) of the 99th Legislature is enacted into law.