People push lawmakers for child abuse registry

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) Lame duck session is in full swing but one bill is not a top priority right now for lawmakers. The legislation would set up a statewide online child abuse registry. It's been in the works for four years.

After it passed the Senate floor committee last February, the legislation is now in the hands of the majority leader to bring it up for a vote. But time is quickly running out for this year's session.

People affected by alleged and convicted child abusers showed up to session Wednesday to push that bill in front of their politicians. Susan Danek, an advocate for Wyatt's Law said, "I never thought I would be in the capitol with my grandson's ashes asking for a child abuse registry, so no other parent, grandparent, anybody could unknowingly place their child at risk."

The advocates were able to sit down with Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof and share their stories. News 10 asked him for a comment, and he declined.

We will let you know if and when the measure comes up for a vote.