meetings of interest for the week of 2/28
4413 Extend deadline for filing petition for DNA testing in felony
conviction cases; SB
137 Provide for requirement for criminal history check of applicants
for forensic polygraph examiners.
Introduced 2/22– 2/24
Of Interest to the
4356 Torts; civil procedure; triple
damage liability for receiving and concealing stolen property; clarify.
judiciary; judiciary budget; provide for fiscal year 2005-2006.
no-fault; mini-tort provision; increase allowable damages to $1,000.00.
procedure; DNA; deadline for filing petition for DNA testing in felony
conviction cases; extend.
4407 Campaign finance; statements and reports; campaign
committee filing requirements; revise and change limits for contributions
voting procedures; early voting; establish.
Committee on Justice Initiatives submitted
a public policy report stating its opposition to SB 60. The committee requested
authorization to advocate its position and recommended the State Bar adopt
a position of oppose.
60 Family law; child custody; custody action by third person; add
incapacitated parent as basis for action.
Bush's Next Target: Malpractice Lawyers
Look To Mend Campaign, Balloting Flaws
(New York Times, 2/27/2005)
Businesses Might See End To Tax
(Lansing State Journal, 2/28/2005)