meetings of interest for the week of 2/14/05
2/16/05 House Judiciary
4210 Crimes; vehicle offenses; requirement for prosecution
to show proof that a driver of a fleeing vehicle has knowledge of injuries;
4054 Courts; juries; juror qualification questionnaires; omit
requirement of sending to certain individuals disqualified from jury service.
4233 Gaming; horse racing; applicant for an occupational license;
require state and federal criminal history check.
Complete Committee Meeting List
(Detroit News, 2/12/05)
Introduced 2/8 – 2/10
Of Interest to the
4213 Juveniles; criminal procedure; forensic
examinations of juveniles to determine competency; allow. TIE BAR WITH HB
criminal procedure; forensic examinations of juveniles to determine
competency; allow. TIE BAR WITH HB
criminal procedure; provisions relating to the alibi defense; expand
to include juveniles. TIE BAR WITH HB
other; foreign adoption name changes; provide simplified process for.
administration; right to an informal conference; clarify.
4245 Family law;
child support; treatment of payment in excess of support; clarify.
4258 Law; contracts;
use of fingerprint as a legal signature; allow for a person who is
unable to sign.
193 Courts; district
court; election districts within the eighth judicial district; eliminate.
4217 Elections; petitions; ballot language printed on front of petition;
require and establish that if circulator is being paid, it must be printed
on front of petition.
ethics; lobbying by former legislators; restrict.
absent voters; local clerk or secretary of a school board to maintain
list of permanent absentee voters; require.
lobbyists; individuals subject to the lobby registration act; expand
to include at-will employees of the legislative and executive branches.
voting procedures; early voting in centralized polling place; provide
Nominations Open for Representative Assembly Awards
for Major State Bar Awards
See Growing Campaign to Change Redistricting Laws
(New York Times, 2/7/05)
Track For Torts
(The Hill, 2/9/05)
Approves Measure to Curb Big Class Actions
(New York Times, 2/11/05)
Read S. 5 Class Action
wrongly convicted each year
(USA Today, 2/11/05)
M. Granholm Delivered The State Of The State Address On February 8, 2005.
Text Of Speech
(Detroit News, 2/9/05)
$41.2B Budget Cuts Multiple State Programs
(Lansing State Journal, 2/11/05)
To Cut Funds For Colleges, Prisons
(Detroit Free Press, 2/11/05)