Poor people volunteer for these tests all the time when it gives them a chance to go on daytime TV.
One bill in the package would allow state officials to use genetic testing to determine parentage without going through the courts. It sets up a method for figuring out who is the father of a child and would even allow a prosecutor to order genetic testing.
John Whetstone, the deputy communications director of the Michigan House, said the state already has laws in place that permit genetic testing to be ordered by a judge, but this proposal would simplify the process by allowing county officials to bypass the courts.
Another proposed bill would allow welfare benefits to be cut off if a father fails to make his child support payments or fights the paternity test.