meetings of interest for the week of 3/28.
3/30/04 House Judiciary
5467 Prerequisites for issuance of a marriage license; HB
5468 Marriage preservation tax credit; HB
5469 Criteria for program to qualify for marriage preservation tax
5470 Educational predivorce program; HB
5471 Procedures and content (child custody act); HB
5472 Certain criteria for determining interests of the child; HB
5473 Recording of certain information on marriage license and certificate;
5474 Individuals who can accept payment and perform marriage and family
3/30/04 Senate Judiciary
5029 Mourning doves; HB
5307 Uniform principal and income act; SB
1051 Estates and protected individuals code; SB
912 Sentencing guidelines for crime of reproducing, altering, counterfeiting,
forging, or duplicating Michigan personal identification card; SB
913 Reproducing, altering, counterfeiting, forging, or duplicating
Michigan personal identification card; HB
5466 Length of delegation of parental powers by individuals serving
in armed forces.
and Estate Planning Section Position: Support HB
Probate and Estate
Planning Section Position: Support SB
House Criminal Justice
783 Antihazing act; SB
784 Sentencing guidelines for hazing crimes.
Committee Meeting List
(Detroit News, 3/27/04)
the Hall of Justice
Supreme Court Justice Kelly Kicks off Re-election Campaign, Justice Markman
also Campaigning for Re-election
(Lansing State Journal, 3/23/04)
Wilger, Long-Time Foster Care Review Board Member, Honored by Michigan
(Michigan Supreme Court, 3/24/04)
Bar Names McCree Award Winners
The Civil Procedure and Courts Committee submitted the
following recommendations for State Bar action on public policy issues.
For a faxed copy of the complete reports, please call (517) 346-6325 or
5381 Liens; other; a judgment lien; provide for.
932 Children; custody; custody jurisdiction; clarify when parent with
941 Civil procedure; civil actions; authority of circuit court to
remand cases in which damages appear to be within the jurisdictional limits
of the district court to district court; provide for.
Position: Support, provided subsection 6 is deleted
990 Civil procedure; statute of limitations; provision regarding tolling
of statute of limitations; revise to include that a copy of the summons
and complaint be served upon the defendant within the time set forth in
the court rules.
The Probate and Estate Planning Section submitted the
following public policy reports.
2003-60 - Proposed Amendment of Rule 5.125 of the Michigan Court Rules
- The proposed amendment would add such entities as insurance companies
to the list of interested persons who must receive notice of a proceeding
for an examination of an account of a fiduciary, if the insurer potentially
might be liable for all or part of the relief sought.
Recommend substitution of proposed language
5307 Probate; trusts; uniform principal and income act; create
Support (Bill drafted by the Council of the Probate and Estate
Planning Section in cooperation with the Michigan Banker’s Association)
888 Children; support; method for reducing child support arrearage
to judgments; create.
Oppose bill as drafted
1051 Probate; wills and estates; general amendments to the estates
and protected individuals code; provide for.
(Bill drafted by the Council of the Probate and Estate Planning Section
in cooperation with the Michigan Banker’s Association)
Debate Right to Withhold Name From Police
(Washington Post, 3/23/04)
Justices Seem Unlikely To Allow Suing Insurers
(Washington Post, 3/24/04)
Atheist Presents Case for Taking God From Pledge
(New York Times, 3/25/04)
Also see "State News" section
Senate Passes Bill On Harm To Fetuses
(Washington Post, 3/26/04
House Approves $2.4 Trillion Budget Plan
(Washington Post, 3/26/04
Rejects Suit about Endorsing a Rival
(Detroit Free Press, 3/22/04)
Under God? Supreme Court Pledge of Allegiance Case Sparking Phrase Debate
(Lansing State Journal, 3/25/04)
Judge: Race Petition Illegal
- Amendment of Rule 2.119 of the Michigan Court Rules and Recission of
Issued: March 23, 2004
Effective: March 23, 2004
On order of the Court, AO 1995-2 is rescinded, effective immediately,
because it is no longer necessary due to the enactment of 2003
PA 138 (court fees), 2003
PA 178 (probate fees), and the
adoption of amendments of MCR 2.119(G) (motion fees) that became effective
October 1, 2003.
Introduced 3/23– 3/25
5674 Criminal procedure; sentencing; sentencing procedures; include
references to drug treatment courts.
5680 Civil procedure; garnishment and attachment; stay of garnishment
of bank account or tax refund when installment payments are made on judgment;
5684 Torts; civil procedure; triple damage liability for stolen property;