HOUSE BILL No. 4377

 

 

March 14, 2019, Introduced by Reps. Pagan, Hornberger, Glenn, Alexander, Witwer, Pohutsky, Brixie, Clemente, Ellison, Hoadley, Hood, Hammoud, Guerra, Manoogian, Garza, LaGrand, Whiteford, Bolden, Hertel, Koleszar, Rendon, Kuppa, Sabo, Elder, Wittenberg, Kennedy, Cynthia Johnson, Whitsett, Sneller, Neeley, Sowerby, Camilleri, Tyrone Carter, Shannon, Hauck, Tate, Lasinski, Greig, Byrd, Garrett, Warren, Jones, Rabhi, Gay-Dagnogo, Berman and Love and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

 

     A bill to amend 1975 PA 238, entitled

 

"Child protection law,"

 

(MCL 722.621 to 722.638) by adding section 3b.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 3b. (1) The department shall, in consultation with the

 

Michigan domestic and sexual violence prevention and treatment

 

board and the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual

 

Violence, create comprehensive training materials for individuals

 

who are required to report suspected child abuse or child neglect

 

under section 3 within 180 days after the effective date of the

 

amendatory act that added this section.

 

     (2) An employer or organization that employs a mandatory

 

reporter must provide the training materials described in

 

subsection (1) to that employee. This subsection does not apply to

 

an employer or organization that provides its own training to an


employee that is similar in substance to the training described in

 

subsection (1).

 

     (3) The department must make the training materials described

 

in subsection (1) publicly available on its website in addition to

 

any other form that the department chooses.

 

     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days

 

after the date it is enacted into law.