Liberty Screening Services has been
closely following our national screening association, the Professional
Background Screening Association, surrounding changing legislation in the state
We received notification this
morning, that Effective July 1st, 2021, new rulings involving the removal of
Personal Identifiable Information (PII) MCR 1.109(G)(9) and MCR 8.119(I) are
expected to go into effect. Potentially impacted PII may include: DOB, SSN,
Address, Driver's License, and Passport Numbers. The courts have been
inconsistent regarding how the PII will be removed (older cases first, newer
cases first, or all at once). Our national association, as well as various
researchers, have been working to oppose the rulings. Official opposition
requests have been submitted to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and are
awaiting further review.
For this reason, beginning on
July 1, we will be offering the following immediate solutions for Michigan
Option 1: We will conduct a county level search returning all available PII
from the court. IF PII returned on the record contains at least two
identifiers, Liberty will provide all reportable records. If PII returned
on the record does not contain at least two identifiers, Liberty will add a
Michigan statewide search to verify the records.
Option 2: We support a Michigan Statewide product which can be ordered in
lieu of a county level search, or as a second, separate search to supplement a
county search. Please note that the Michigan statewide search will incur an
additional fee assessed by the state, and passed on through each order.
If you would like more information on how the Michigan Statewide search differs
from a county level search in MI, please contact Liberty Screening Services.
Liberty will continue to
monitor this evolving situation and provide updates as they become available.