Michigan Compiled Laws, Chapter 400. Social Services § 400.1501

Sec. 1.  As used in this act:

(a) “Board” means the domestic violence prevention and treatment board created in section 2.  1

(b) “Dating relationship” means frequent, intimate associations primarily characterized by the expectation of affectional involvement.  Dating relationship does not include a casual relationship or an ordinary fraternization between 2 individuals in a business or social context.

(c) “Department” means the family independence agency.

(d) “Domestic violence” means the occurrence of any of the following acts by a person that is not an act of self-defense:

(i) Causing or attempting to cause physical or mental harm to a family or household member.

(ii) Placing a family or household member in fear of physical or mental harm.

(iii) Causing or attempting to cause a family or household member to engage in involuntary sexual activity by force, threat of force, or duress.

(iv) Engaging in activity toward a family or household member that would cause a reasonable person to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or molested.

(e) “Family or household member” includes any of the following:

(i) A spouse or former spouse.

(ii) An individual with whom the person resides or has resided.

(iii) An individual with whom the person has or has had a dating relationship.

(iv) An individual with whom the person is or has engaged in a sexual relationship.

(v) An individual to whom the person is related or was formerly related by marriage.

(vi) An individual with whom the person has a child in common.

(vii) The minor child of an individual described in subparagraphs (i) to (vi).

(f) “Fund” means the domestic violence prevention and treatment fund created in section 5.  2

(g) “Prime sponsor” means a county, city, village, or township of this state, or a combination thereof, or a private, nonprofit association or organization.

1 M.C.L.A. § 400.1502.
2 M.C.L.A. § 400.1505.

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