Bill Text: MI HB5539 | 2017-2018 | 99th Legislature | Engrossed

Bill Title: Law enforcement; other; potential harm or criminal acts in the student safety act; include sexual abuse, assault, and rape. Amends sec. 3 of 2013 PA 183 (MCL 752.913).

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-06-07 - Referred To Committee Of The Whole [HB5539 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2017-HB5539-Engrossed.html

HB-5539, As Passed House, May 24, 2018




















February 8, 2018, Introduced by Reps. LaSata, Hoadley, Pagan, Kesto, Iden, Griffin, Kahle and Alexander and referred to the Committee on Law and Justice.


     A bill to amend 2013 PA 183, entitled


"Student safety act,"


by amending section 3 (MCL 752.913).




     Sec. 3. (1) The department, in consultation with the


department of state police, the department of community health and


human services, and the department of education shall, to the


extent that funds are appropriated for the purpose, establish a


program for receiving reports and other information from the public


regarding potential self-harm and potential harm or criminal acts,


including, but not limited to, sexual abuse, assault, or rape,


directed at school students, school employees, or schools in this


state. The department shall establish the program within the


guidelines of this act. The department shall have access to the


information needed to meet the reporting requirements of section 8.


     (2) The program described in subsection (1) shall must include


a hotline for receiving reports and information described in


subsection (1). The hotline shall must be available for use 24


hours a day, 365 days a year. The department may provide


promotional information regarding the program on its departmental




     (3) Prior to operation of the hotline, the department of


technology, management, and budget shall issue a request for


proposals to enter into a contract for operation of the hotline.


The department of technology, management, and budget shall have has


sole authority over the request for proposals process and the


decision over which entity is awarded the contract. This subsection


does not prohibit the department of state police from submitting a


proposal. Any contract shall must require the vendor to be bound by


the requirements of this act, including its confidentiality


provisions. Beginning on the date that the hotline established


under this act is operational, all calls received by any existing


state-run school violence hotline in operation prior to before the


establishment of this act shall must be directed to the hotline


established under this act. Any existing state-run school violence


hotline in operation prior to the effective date of this act shall


before December 13, 2013, must be disconnected within 6 months


after the hotline established under this act is operational.


     (4) The department shall be is responsible for the continued


operational and administrative oversight of the program. The

program shall must provide for a means to review all information


submitted through the hotline and to direct those reports and that


information, including any analysis of the potential threat as


determined appropriate by the department or a vendor under contract


with the department to local law enforcement officials and school


officials. The program shall must include a means by which


responses at the local level are determined and evaluated for


effectiveness. The department shall ensure that appropriate


training is provided to program personnel in all of the following




     (a) Crisis management, including recognizing mental illness


and emotional disturbance.


     (b) The resources that are available in the community for


providing mental health treatment and other human services.


     (c) Other matters determined by the department to be relevant


to the administration and operation of the program.


     (5) A report or other information submitted to the hotline is


considered to be a report to a law enforcement agency and shall


must be maintained as a record by the vendor described in section


3(3) subsection (3) for at least 1 year, subject to the


confidentiality requirements of this act.


     (6) The department shall ensure that any hotline information


that suggests that a psychiatric emergency is taking place within a


county is immediately referred to the community mental health


services program psychiatric crisis line for that county.


     (7) The department shall develop a source of information on


available community mental health resources and contacts, including

mental health services. The department shall notify schools and law


enforcement of this information source. The notice shall must


include the departmental recommendation that school and law


enforcement, upon investigating a case and determining that mental


illness or emotional disturbance is or may be involved, utilize


this information in aiding subjects and their parents or guardians.


     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days


after the date it is enacted into law.