January 24, 2005 - January 30, 2005
Volume 3 Issue 4

In the Capitol
Committee meetings of interest for the week of 1/31/05
2/1/05 Senate Judiciary
Agenda: Presentation by the Department of Corrections on Parole and Prison Capacity Issues.

2/2/05 House Judiciary
Agenda: Organizational Meeting

Complete Committee Meeting List

Capitol Agenda
(Detroit News, 1/29/05)

Legislation Introduced 1/25 – 1/26
Of Interest to the Legal Community
HB 4006 Crimes; uttering and publishing; bad check pretrial diversion program; create.

HB 4007 Occupations; collection practices; exemption in occupational code for private entities operating a bad check pretrial diversion program from collection agency licensure requirements; create. TIE BAR WITH: HB 4006'05

HB 4025 Courts; district court; bond for district court magistrates; require to be filed with local funding unit.

HB 4039 Family law; child support; option for tether in lieu of jail time for certain individuals with child support arrearage; provide for.

HB 4050 Corrections; state facilities; telephone system for state correctional facilities; impose requirements.

HB 4054 Courts; juries; juror qualification questionnaires; omit requirement of sending to certain individuals disqualified from jury service.

HB 4062 Counties; other; transcript fees; increase.

HB 4069 Crimes; other; crime of assaulting or obstructing officer; expand to include the providing of false information to a peace officer.

SB 33 Civil procedure; costs and fees; transcript fee; increase.

SB 40 Civil rights; racial discrimination; racial profiling and report statistics act; include under Elliott-Larsen civil rights act. TIE BAR WITH: SB 0041'05, SB 0042'05

SB 41 Civil rights; racial discrimination; racial profiling; define, and regulate the use of traffic stop reporting forms for the collection of data. TIE BAR WITH: SB 0040'05, SB 0042'05

SB 42 Law enforcement; training; racial diversity training; establish and require officers to attend. TIE BAR WITH: SB 0040'05, SB 0041'05

SB 60 Family law; child custody; custody action by third person; add incapacitated parent as basis for action.

SB 86 Corrections; prisoners; HIV, AIDS, and hepatitis C testing as a condition of release on parole or release upon completion of sentence; require.

Of General Interest
HB 4056 Elections; voting procedures; elections by mail; authorize after conducting pilot elections by mail.

HB 4061 Townships; employees and officers; procedure for recalling an elected official; revise.

HJR A Legislature; legislators; term limits for state representatives; revise to four 2-year terms.

SB 31 Campaign finance; statements and reports; campaign statements; increase penalty for failing to file.

SB 63 Elections; absent voters; absent voter ballot; allow first-time voters to utilize.

SB 82 Elections; candidates; requirement for candidates to be registered voters for certain period of time before filing for office; provide for.

SB 84 Campaign finance; statements and reports; campaign finance reports from candidates for local elective offices; require to be available on-line.

In the Hall of Justice
Courts, Law Enforcement Linked by Judicial Network Project; Improved Law Enforcement Expected From Statewide System

At the Bar
YLS Trial and Appellate Advocacy Seminar Set for Feb. 5

State News
Governor Unveils Business Tax Restructuring Plan
(Detroit News, 1/27/05)
See Also:
Granholm's Plan Eases Corporate Tax Burden
(Detroit News, 1/28/05)
Granholm: Tax Cuts Alone Won't Create Jobs
(Detroit News, 1/29/05)
State Considers School Aid Increase
(Lansing State Journal, 1/31/05)

State Schools Chief Agrees To Resign Job
(Lansing State Journal, 1/30/05)

DeRoche Eager To Make Mark
(Lansing State Journal, 1/31/05)


Links of Interest
Public Policy Resource Center
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