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SB 874 - Increases Penalties for Failing to Report Child Abuse or Neglect - Michigan Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (107-2) - (Key vote)
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Title: Increases Penalties for Failing to Report Child Abuse or Neglect

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass with amendment a bill that increases penalty requirements for failing to report child abuse or neglect.

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  • Specifies that an individual who fails to report an instance of child abuse or neglect for a second time will be found guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a prison term not to exceed 1 year and or a fine of up to $5,000 (Sec. 13).

  • Specifies that an individual that fails to report an instance of child abuse or neglect for a third time will be found guilty of a felony punishable by a prison term not to exceed 4 years and or a fine of no more than $15,000 (Sec. 13).

  • Requires a prosecuting attorney seeking an enhanced sentence based on a individual having 1 or more prior convictions to document the following in their complaint and information statement, including, but not limited to (Sec. 13):

    • A list of the individual's previous convictions;

    • A copy of the judgement of conviction;

    • A transcript of a prior trial, plea-taking, or sentence; and

    • The individual’s statement.

  • Specifies that if the sentence for a conviction under this act is already enhanced by 1 or more previous convictions, those prior convictions shall no longer be used to further enhance a sentence under this act (Sec. 13).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (34-1) -

Title: Increases Penalties for Failing to Report Child Abuse or Neglect

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Increases Penalties for Failing to Report Child Abuse or Neglect

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