friday, september 03, 2021
Newly Adopted Court Rules August 2021

1. Addition of MCR 3.906 (Establishes a Procedure Regarding the Use of Restraints on a Juvenile in Court Proceedings)

Issued: July 28, 2021

Effective: September 1, 2021

2. Rescission of Administrative Order Nos. 2020-1, 2020-6, 2020-9, 2020-13, 2020-14, 2020-19, and 2020-21 and Amendments of Rules 2.002, 2.107, 2.305, 2.407, 2.506, 2.621, 3.904, 6.006, 6.106, 6.425, 8.110, 9.112, 9.115, and 9.221 of the Michigan Court Rules and Administrative Order No. 2020-17 (Moves Several Substantive Provisions From Most of the Remaining Pandemic-Related Administrative Orders into Court Rule Format)

Issued and Effective: July 26, 2021

Comment Period Expiration: November 1, 2021



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friday, september 03, 2021
Pending Legislation for August 2021

HB 5280'21 - Child Protection Definition of Severe Physical Injury

Statute Cite: MCL 722.111

Status: 08/18/2021: Introduced and Referred to Comte on Families, Children, and Seniors

• Spells out the definition of “severe physical injury.”

HB 5279'21 - Child Protection Law Citations

Statute Cite: MCL 722.120

Status: 08/18/2021: Introduced and Referred to Comte on Families, Children, and Seniors

• Updates citations to the child protection law.

HB 5278'21 - Central Registry Release of Information

Statute Cite: MCL 722.627

Status: 08/18/2021: Introduced and Referred to Comte on Families, Children, and Seniors

• Modifies the release of certain information regarding child abuse or child neglect claims that require listing in the central registry.

HB-5277'21 - Central Registry Definitions

Statute Cite: MCL 722.622

Status: 08/18/2021: Introduced and Referred to Comte on Families, Children, and Seniors

• Modifies definitions for certain child abuse or child neglect claims that require listing in the central registry.

HB 5276'21 - Central Registry

Statute Cite: MCL 722.625, 722.627d, 722.627e, 722.627g, 722.628b, 722.628d, and MCL 722.6129a

Status: 08/18/2021: Introduced and Referred to Comte on Families, Children, and Seniors

• Provides for identification of certain child abuse or child neglect claims that require listing in the central registry.

HB 5275'21 - Statewide Case Management System

Statute Cite: MCL 722.627j

Status: 08/18/2021: Introduced and Referred to Comte on Families, Children, and Seniors

• Creates and maintains a statewide electronic case management system for child abuse or child neglect cases.

HB 5274'21 - Inaccurate Report of Child Abuse or Child Neglect

Statute Cite: MCL 722.628

Status: 08/18/2021: Introduced and Referred to Comte on Families, Children, and Seniors

• Modifies the procedure to amend or expunge inaccurate reports of child abuse or child neglect.



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wednesday, july 28, 2021
HB 4987 - Elimination of Reimbursement of Fines, Fees, and Costs

HB 4987 - Elimination of Reimbursement of Fines, Fees, and Costs

Statute Cite: MCL 712A.2f et seq and MCL 712A.18m

Status: June 10, 2021 – Introduced and Referred to Comte on Judiciary

Eliminates provision requiring juvenile, parents, or legal custodian to reimburse the court for the cost of consent calendar services.

Includes a provision that the court shall not order a juvenile, parent, guardian, or legal custodian to pay for fees or costs associated with consent calendar services.

Eliminates the assessment of state minimum costs.

For youth committed to a state institution or agency, eliminates requirement of using benefits received to pay for portions of the cost of care in the institution or facility that parents are found unable to pay.

Requires the court to not order the juvenile, parent, guardian, or legal custodian to pay fees or costs associated with community service.

Eliminates the assessment of civil fines when a juvenile is found to have violated a municipal ordinance or a state or a federal law.

Requires the court to not order the juvenile, parent, guardian, or legal custodian to pay fines associated with a violation of a municipal ordinance or a state or federal law if another disposition has been ordered.

Eliminates the provision for reimbursement of out of home care costs by the juvenile, parent, guardian, or legal custodian.

For delinquent accounts, eliminates the ability for courts to enter an order to intercept state tax refunds or the federal income tax refund of a child, parent, or custodian.

Requires the court to not order the juvenile, parent, guardian, or legal custodian to pay for the costs of care, services, court-appointed attorneys, or other costs or assessments related to the juvenile’s court proceeding.

Require that the juvenile not be placed outside of the home solely based upon nonpayment of restitution or refusal to do community service.

Eliminates need to mail a copy of disposition to the department of treasury.

Modifies the allocations of payments regarding restitution and other payments

Eliminates the court ordering reimbursement to the court for any fine, fees, or costs related to the juvenile’s court case.

Beginning July 1, 2022, the court would no longer collect the balance of any court-ordered fines, fees, or costs previously assessed to a juvenile. Additionally, only the portion of any court order that imposed fines, fees, or costs would be vacated and be unenforceable.

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wednesday, july 28, 2021
HB 4988 - Elimination of Reimbursement of Costs Related to Juvenile Diversion

HB 4988 - Elimination of Reimbursement of Costs Related to Juvenile Diversion

Statute Cite: MCL 722.825

Status: June 10, 2021 – Introduced and Referred to Comte on Judiciary

Requires the diversion agreement to not include a term requiring the reimbursement of costs related to diversion services.

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wednesday, july 28, 2021
HB 4989'2021 - Elimination of DNA Fee Assessment for Juveniles

HB 4989'2021 - Elimination of DNA Fee Assessment for Juveniles

Statute Cite: MCL 28.176

Status: June 10, 2021 – Introduced and Referred to Comte on Judiciary

Eliminates the DNA assessment of $60 for juveniles.

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wednesday, july 28, 2021
HB 4990'2021 - Elimination of Cost of Care and Services Reimbursement (Juvenile Sentenced As Adult)

HB 4990'2021 - Elimination of Cost of Care and Services Reimbursement (Juvenile Sentenced As Adult)

Statute Cite: MCL 769.1

Status: June 10, 2021 – Introduced and Referred to Comte on Judiciary

When a juvenile is sentenced as an adult, eliminates the provision for the reimbursements of costs of care or services to the court by the juvenile and/or those responsible for the juvenile’s support.

For delinquent accounts, eliminates the ability for courts to enter an order to intercept state tax refunds or the federal income tax refund of a child, parent, or custodian.

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wednesday, july 28, 2021
HB 4991'2021 - Elimination of Late Fee for Juveniles?

HB 4991'2021 - Elimination of Late Fee for Juveniles

Statute Cite: MCL 600.4803

Status: June 10, 2021 – Introduced and Referred to Comte on Judiciary

Eliminates late fees for juveniles as a result of failing to pay a penalty, fee, or costs in full within 56 days after the amount is due.

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