Senate Bill 0989 has been introduced and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. It amends the current parenting time/child custody provisions of the Child Custody Act of 1970.
. . . (A) court shall not grant custody of or parenting time with a child to an individual who is required to register under the sex offenders registration act for an offense that would make it contrary to the best interests of the child’s health, safety, or protection for such custody or parenting time or for an offense in which the victim was a child . . . No individual shall be granted custody of or parenting time with a child if anyone residing in the individual’s household is required to register under the sex offenders registration act as a result of a felony conviction in which the victim was a child . . . Link to Text of SB 0989 of 2012
Comment by C. Enright: Seems like it would have been simpler to change the language removing the presumption of parenting time if an individual is convicted of criminal sexual conduct and the victim is the individual’s child; to the victim is a child. Would reverse the decision in DeVormer vs DeVormer – 240 Mich. App. 601. Link to DeVormer Decision