March 21, 2005 -March 27, 2005
Volume 3 Issue 12

In the Capitol
The Michigan Legislature is currently on recess until April 12, 2005.

Legislation Introduced 3/22 – 3/24
Of Interest to the Legal Community

HB 4528 Criminal procedure; statute of limitations; statute of limitations on conspiracy to commit murder; eliminate.

HB 4542 Family law; child support; graduated penalties for unpaid support; enact.

HB 4549 Occupations; immigration clerical assistants; notification of expired or canceled bonds for immigration consultant; require.

HB 4577 Human services; fraud; enforcement of medicaid whistleblower protection; provide for.

SB 341 Economic development; downtown development authorities; parking violations bureau; allow to be operated by a downtown development authority.

Of General Interest
HB 4526 Elections; recounts; reimbursement of certain costs for recounting ballots; provide for under certain circumstances.

HB 4569 Elections; absent voters; early in person absentee voting; amend.

SB 333 Insurance; health; liability for certain harm to enrollee; provide for.

Legislation Recently Signed into Public Acts

At the Bar
Judiciary Takes On ATJ Challenge

Low Cost Ways Courthouses Can Be More Accessible to Persons With Disabilities

Statewide Panel Discussions Focus on Proposed New Rules and Sanctions for Lawyers

YLS Presents "Navigating Your Course for Success"

Sections and Committees
The Appellate Practice Section submitted the following public policy report:
Support and Recommend Additional Language:
SB 33 (Switalski) Civil procedure; costs and fees; transcript fee; increase. Amends sec. 2543 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.2543).

The Judicial Conference Section submitted the following public policy report:
Support and Recommend State Bar Action:
HB 4213 (Meyer) Juveniles; criminal procedure; forensic examinations of juveniles to determine competency; allow. Amends 1939 PA 288 (MCL 701.1 - 712A.32) by adding sec. 17e to ch. XIIA.
TIE BAR WITH
HB 4214 (Meyer) Juveniles; criminal procedure; forensic examinations of juveniles to determine competency; allow. Amends secs. 1001a, 1020, 1022, 1024, 1026, 1028, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1034, 1036, 1038, 1040, 1042, 1044 & 1050 of 1974 PA 258 (MCL 330.2001a et seq.).
TIE BAR WITH
HB 4215 (Meyer) Juveniles; criminal procedure; provisions relating to the alibi defense; expand to include juveniles. Amends secs. 20, 20a, 21, 21a & 36, ch. VIII of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 768.20 et seq.).

Federal News
Banking Rules Address Theft Of Customers' Private Data
(Washington Post, 3/24/05)

FEC Signals Light Hand On Internet Campaigning
(Washington Post, 3/24/05)
See Related:
Election Commission Urges Finance Rules For Online Politics
(New York Times, 3/25/05

 

 

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