WHO: Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee; other members of the committee; and interested parties.
WHAT: Committee hearing will explore the following questions:
1) Should a parent have to report a missing child?
2) Should medical marijuana be covered under no-fault insurance?
WHERE: Farnum Building
125 W. Allegan St., Lansing
BRIEF: Measures before the committee include:
- SB 580 would require individuals responsible for the care of a minor to immediately report the death of the minor to a police agency or other emergency service provider. Those who fail to comply would be guilty of a felony;
- SB 626 would establish sentencing guidelines for the felony crime of failure to report a missing child (two years) under SB 580; and
- Senate Bill 321 would specify that personal protection insurance benefits (no-fault insurance) do not cover the medical use of marijuana.
Both SBs 580 and 626 were introduced following the Casey Anthony case in Florida earlier this year.