June 6, 2004 - June 12, 2004
Volume 2 Issue 24

In the Capitol
Committee meetings of interest for the week of 6/13.

6/15/04 House Judiciary
Agenda: HB 5471 Parenting plan procedures and content; add to child custody act; HB 5949 Reference to child custody in the child custody act of 1970; revise to child parenting; HB 6012 Reference to child custody in the revised judicature act; revise to parenting time; HB 6013 Reference to child custody in the paternity act; revise to parenting time; HB 6014 Reference to child custody in the estates and protected individuals code; revise to parenting time; HB 6015 Reference to child custody in the age of majority act; revise to parenting time; HB 6016 Reference to child custody in the family support act; revise to parenting time.
For Referral to the Family and Children Services Committee:
HB 6008 Abused or neglected adoption cases; revise requirements for hearings on certain motions; HB 6009 Michigan childrens institute; transfer to department of management and budget; HB 6010 Petition for adoption; clarify jurisdiction and standing issues.

6/16/04 House Criminal Justice
Agenda: HB 5493 Provide for record expungement for certain offenders.

Complete Committee Meeting List

Legislation Introduced 6/8-6/10
HB 5976 Education; reports; requirement for noncustodial parent to receive same child information as custodial parent; provide for.

HB 5985 Courts; juries; procedure for selecting persons for jury service; revise.

HB 6007 Criminal procedure; pleas; motion to withdraw plea of guilty or nolo contendere; require to be made within 1 year after plea is entered and require certain notices to be made.

HB 6008 Children; adoption; abused or neglected adoption cases; revise requirements for hearings on certain motions.

HB 6010 Children; adoption; petition for adoption; clarify jurisdiction and standing issues.

HB 6012 Children; custody; reference to "child custody" in the revised judicature act; revise to "parenting time".  TIE BAR WITH HB 5949.

HB 6013 Children; custody; reference to "child custody" in the paternity act; revise to "parenting time".  TIE BAR WITH HB 5949.

HB 6014 Children; custody; reference to "child custody" in the estates and protected individuals code; revise to "parenting time".  TIE BAR WITH HB 5949.

HB 6015 Children; custody; reference to "child custody" in the age of majority act; revise to "parenting time".  TIE BAR WITH HB 5949.

HB 6016 Children; custody; reference to "child custody" in the family support act; revise to "parenting time".  TIE BAR WITH HB 5949.

SB 1289 Civil rights; privacy; prohibition of disclosure of autopsy photographs; provide for exception for law enforcement agency under certain circumstances.

In the Hall of Justice
Committee to Study Enforcing Court Sanctions

Rule Amendments
2001-04 - Amendment of Canon 7 of the Michigan Code of Judicial Conduct
The amendment of Canon 7(B)(4) concerns endorsements of judicial candidates.  It prohibits judicial candidates from paying for endorsements or favorable ratings from a person or entity.  It also regulates the manner in which a candidate may pay the cost associated with publication of an endorsement or ranking.  The amendment is effective January 1, 2005, so as not to take effect in the middle of the current election cycle.
Issued: June 9, 2004
Effective: January 1, 2005

2004-19 - Rescission of Rule 4.201 of the Local Court Rules of the 36th District Court
On order of the Court, Local Court Rule 4.201 of the 36th District Court is rescinded, effective immediately.
Issued: June 9, 2004
Effective: June 9, 2004

2004-23 - Rescission of Rules 2.119, 2.402, 6.113, and 6.445 of the Local Court Rules of the 23rd Circuit Court
On order of the Court, Local Court Rules 2.119, 2.402, 6.113, and 6.445 of the 23rd Circuit Court are rescinded, effective immediately.
Issued: June 9, 2004
Effective: June 9, 2004

Other Actions
2004-01 - Appointment of Chief Judge of Clinton Probate Court
The Honorable Lisa Sullivan is appointed chief judge of the Clinton Probate Court, effective immediately, for the unexpired portion of a term of two years which commenced January 1, 2004.
Issued: June 9, 2004

2004-01 - Appointment of Chief Judge of Dickinson Probate Court
The Honorable Thomas D. Slagle is appointed chief judge of the Dickinson Probate Court, effective immediately, for the unexpired portion of a term of two years which commenced January 1, 2004.
Issued: June 9, 2004

At the Bar
The Board of Commissioners met on Friday, June 11, 2004. The following public policy positions were adopted during their meeting.

HB 5338 (Howell) Civil procedure; other; procedure for affidavit of merit for medical malpractice; revise.
Status: 6/3/04 Reported with recommendation as substitute H-4 from the House Judiciary Committee; referred to second reading, laid over one day under the rules
POSITION: Support in Principle with amendment that would provide an equal filing time of 63 days for both parties; adopted by unanimous vote.

HB 5905 (Howell) Torts; malpractice; retroactive effect of amended affidavit of meritorious defense in medical malpractice action; allow only with showing of good cause.  TIE BAR WITH HB 5338.
Status: 6/3/04 Reported with recommendation as substitute H-3 from the House Judiciary Committee; referred to second reading, laid over one day under the rules
POSITION: : Support in Principle with amendment that would provide an equal filing time of 63 days for both parties; adopted by unanimous vote.

HB 5393 (Waters) Criminal procedure; expunction; conditional expunction of criminal record; provide for under certain circumstances.
Status: 12/30/03 Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee
POSITION: Active support for a bill that expands expungement to include 2 misdemeanors, except for domestic violence or violence against persons under the age of 18; adopted by roll call vote.

Sections and Committees
The Prisons and Corrections Section submitted the following:
Public Policy Report: Support in principle HB 5933 Corrections; prisoners; issuance of identification card and copies of other identifying documents upon release; require.  TIE BAR WITH HB 5934, HB 5935, HB 5936, HB 5937.

Public Policy Report: Support in principle HB 5934 Corrections; prisoners; statement as to correct name and other identifying data; require of convicted prisoner.  TIE BAR WITH HB 5933, HB 5935, HB 5936, HB 5937.

Public Policy Report: Support in principle HB 5935 Corrections; prisoners; issuance of debit card to access the prisoner's institutional account upon release; provide for.  TIE BAR WITH HB 5933, HB 5934M HB 5936, HB 5937.

Public Policy Report: Support in principle HB 5936 Traffic control; driver license; forms of identification necessary to apply for driver license; include corrections identification card.  TIE BAR WITH HB 5933, HB 5934, HB 5935, HB 5937.

Public Policy Report: Support in principle HB 5937 State; identification cards; forms of identification necessary to apply for a state identification card; include corrections identification card.  TIE BAR WITH HB 5933, HB 5934, HB 5935, HB 5936.

Federal News
Supreme Court to Consider Bankruptcy Case
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(Washington Post, 6/7/04)

High Court Allows Holocaust - Art Lawsuit
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(New York Times, 6/8/04)

Lawyers Decided Bans on Torture Didn't Bind Bush
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(New York Times, 6/8/04)
See Also:
Senators Question Bush Commitment to Torture Ban
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(CNN.com, 6/9/04)

Court Clears Roadblock
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(The Washington Times, 6/8/04)

Supreme Court Preserves 'God' in Pledge
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(Detroit News, 6/14/04)

State News
Legislation Aimed at Helping Parolees get Identification
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(mlive.com, 6/6/04)

Appeals Court Hears Case on Race Petition
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(Lansing State Journal, 6/9/04)
See Also:
House Ties College Aid to Race Rules
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(Detroit News, 6/11/04)

House Sets Marathon Meetings on Budgets
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(Lansing State Journal, 6/10/04)

 

 

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