HOUSE BILL NO. 4640

April 14, 2021, Introduced by Rep. Glenn and referred to the Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors.

A bill to amend 1982 PA 250, entitled

"Child abuse and neglect prevention act,"

by amending section 2 (MCL 722.602), as amended by 2018 PA 60.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 2. (1) As used in this act:

(a) "Child" means a person an individual under 18 years of age.

(b) "Child abuse" means harm or threatened harm to a child's health or welfare by a person responsible for the child's health or welfare, which harm occurs or is threatened through nonaccidental physical or mental injury; sexual abuse, which that includes a violation of section 145c of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, MCL 750.145c.

(c) "Local council" means an organization that meets the criteria described in section 10(a).

(d) "Neglect" means harm or threatened harm to a child's health or welfare by a person responsible for the child's health or welfare that occurs through negligent treatment, including the failure failing to provide adequate food, clothing, shelter, or medical care, though financially able to do so, or the failure failing to seek financial or other reasonable means to provide adequate food, clothing, shelter, or medical care.

(e) "State board" means the state child abuse and neglect prevention board created in section 3.

(f) "Prevention program" means a system of direct provision of child abuse and neglect prevention services to a child, parent, or guardian, and may include research programs related to prevention of preventing child abuse and neglect.

(g) "Trust fund" means the children's trust fund established in the department of treasury.