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LEGISLATION AFFECTING

MICHIGAN TREATMENT COURTS

Current Legislation

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Previously Passed Legislation

House Bill 4522- Family Treatment Court Act Creation

Sponsored by Rep. Kelly Breen (D-21st District)

House bill 4522 would add Chapter 10D to the Revised Judicature Act (RJA) to authorize circuit courts to adopt or institute family treatment courts and to provide procedures and other requirements for admission to, and participation in, family treatment court programs.

  • Passed the House of Representatives on October 31, 2023

  • Passed the Senate on February 22, 2024

  • Signed by the Governor on March 12, 2024

House Bill 4523 Mental Health Court Violent Offender

 

Sponsored by Rep. Kara Hope (D-74th District)

House bill 4523 would amend the MCL 600.1093(1) to allow a violent offender to participate in a mental health court with the consent of the judge and prosecutor (in consultation with any known victim).

  • Passed the House of Representatives on October 31, 2023

  • Passed the Senate on February 22, 2024

  • Returned and passed the House of Representatives in a concurrence vote on May 9, 2024

  • Signed by the Governor on May 22, 2024

House Bill 4524 - Automatic New Felony Termination

Sponsored by Rep. Joey Andrews (D-38th District)

House bills 4524 would amend MCL 600.1074(2) to allow participation in a drug treatment court to continue after a participant is convicted of a new felony offense under certain conditions.

  • Passed the House of Representatives on October 31, 2023

  • Passed the Senate on February 22, 2024

  • Signed by the Governor on March 12, 2024

House Bill 4525Drug Treatment Court Violent Offender

 

Sponsored by Rep. Graham Filler (R-93rd District)

House bill 4525 would amend MCL 600.1066(d) to allow a violent offender to participate in a drug treatment court with the consent of the judge and prosecutor (in consultation with any known victim).

  • Passed the House of Representatives on October 31, 2023

  • Passed the Senate on February 22, 2024

  • Returned and passed the House of Representatives in a concurrence vote on May 9, 2024

  • Signed by the Governor on May 22, 2024

 

Senate Bill 134

Sponsored by Sen. Ruth Johnson (R-14th District)

 

Senate bill 134 would expand the Treatment Court Ignition Interlock Program to include Mental Health Treatment Courts.

  • Passed by the Senate on June 8, 2023

  • Passed by the House of Representatives on September 6, 2023

Senate Bill 135

Sponsored by Sen. Kevin Hertel (D-12th District)

Senate bill 135 would expand the Treatment Court Ignition Interlock Program to include Veterans Treatment Courts.

  • Passed by the Senate on June 8, 2023

  • Passed by the House of Representatives on September 6, 2023

House Bill 5512

 

Sponsored by Rep. Julie Calley (R-Portland)

Amending the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) to allow for provisions of the drug treatment court, mental health treatment court, juvenile mental health treatment court, & veterans treatment court statutes to apply if there is a conflict between these treatment court statutes and the MMMA.

 

  • Passed by the House of Representatives on April 27, 2022

  • Passed by the Senate on June 30, 2022

  • Signed by Governor Whitmer on July 25, 2022

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