DIVORCE FILINGS; PUBLIC DISCLOSURE                                  H.B. 4195 (S-2):

                                                                                         SUMMARY OF BILL

                                                                         REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE










House Bill 4195 (Substitute S-2 as reported)

Sponsor:  Representative Pamela Hornberger

House Committee:  Judiciary

Senate Committee:  Judiciary and Public Safety




The bill would amend Chapter 84 (Of Divorce) of the Revised Statutes of 1846 to prohibit, beginning October 1, 2022, a complaint for divorce filed with a court from being made available to the public until the proof of service had been filed with the court.


An entity administering or providing services under Part D (Child Support and Establishment of Paternity) of Title IV of the Social Security Act could access a divorce record made nonpublic under the bill.


Proposed MCL 552.6a                             Legislative Analyst:  Stephen P. Jackson




The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.


Date Completed:  6-29-22                                 Fiscal Analyst:  Michael Siracuse





This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.