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.




                             CHAPTER XIIA


     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.