House Bill 5417, Authorize child Do-Not-Resuscitate orders: Passed 104 to 1 in the House

To allow a parent or guardian to sign a Do-Not-Resuscitate order for a minor child or ward who has an advanced illness, and prescribe related procedures and requirements. DNR orders apply in a setting outside a hospital, and current law does not provide for DNR orders for a minor.

Under the bill the orders would state: "I authorize that in the event the minor child's heart and breathing should stop, no person shall attempt to resuscitate the minor child. I understand the full import of this order and assume responsibility for its execution."

• 97 Rep. Jason Wentworth R - Clare Y

• 100 Rep. Scott VanSingel R - Newaygo County Y

• 102 Rep. Michele Hoitenga R - Manton Y

House Bill 5418, Prescribe school actions on child Do-Not-Resuscitate orders: Passed 103 to 2 in the House

To establish procedures, rules and liability limitations for schools under the proposal in House Bill 5417 to allow parents and guardians to sign a Do-Not-Resuscitate order, which would also to a Physician Order for Scope of Treatment (POST) directive for a minor child with an advanced illness.

• 97 Rep. Jason Wentworth R - Clare Y

• 100 Rep. Scott VanSingel R - Newaygo County Y

• 102 Rep. Michele Hoitenga R - Manton Y

House Bill 5488, Let courts keep imposing operations costs on defendants: Passed 101 to 4 in the House

To extend until October of 2022 a law that permits courts to impose any costs on guilty defendants that are reasonably related to the actual costs of operating the court, including building maintenance expenses, court employee benefit expenses and more, and do so without tying those expenses to the particular case.

The controversial 2014 law that authorized these impositions has already been extended once, and the introduced version of this bill would have added another three years, not two years.

• 97 Rep. Jason Wentworth R - Clare Y

• 100 Rep. Scott VanSingel R - Newaygo County Y

• 102 Rep. Michele Hoitenga R - Manton Y

Senate Bill 876, Coronavirus epidemic response bills -- drivers license expirations: Passed 35 to 2 in the Senate

To extend until June 30, 2020, the expiration date on a drivers license or vehicle registration that expired between Feb. 1 and May 31, 2020. Senate Bills 877 and 878 were also passed to do the same with state identification cards and "enhanced" versions of both document.

• 33 Sen. Rick Outman R - Six Lakes Y

• 35 Sen. Curt VanderWall R - Ludington Y

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