August 15, 2005 - August 21, 2005
Volume 3 Issue 32

In the Capitol
Committee meetings of interest for the week of 8/22
8/24 House Judiciary
Agenda: SB 615 Require criminal background checks for licensees, employees, and certain contract workers at child care centers and day care centers; SB 607 Revise penalties for failing to report certain sex offender registration information to police agency and require report upon vacating residence; SB 606 Revise sentencing guidelines for crime of failing to report sex offender registration information to police agency to reflect increased penalties.

8/24 House Education
Agenda: SB 129 Prohibit individual convicted of child sexual assault from residing within 1 mile of a school or entering upon school property as condition of probation, and provide minimum term of probation; SB 601 Require criminal background checks on all school personnel and prohibit persons convicted of certain offenses from being allowed to work in schools; SB 609 Restrict teacher tenure act protection for teachers convicted of certain crimes; SB 611 Enact sentencing guidelines for crime of school employee failing to report conviction for listed offense.

Complete Committee Meeting List

Legislation Recently Signed into Public Acts

Legislation Introduced 8/17
Of General Interest
HB 5095 Taxation; other; amnesty program; create and increase penalties for nonremittance. Amends secs. 3, 4, 19, 24 & 31 of 1941 PA 122 (MCL 205.3 et seq.) & adds sec. 30d.

HB 5096 Taxation; other; specific tax on commercial rental property; create. Creates new act. TIE BAR WITH: HB 5097'05

HB 5097 Property tax; exemptions; commercial rental property; exempt, revise definition of additions and losses, and eliminate certain exemptions. Amends sec. 34d of 1893 PA 206 (MCL 211.34d) & adds sec. 7jj. TIE BAR WITH: HB 5096'05

HB 5098 Single business tax; credit; corporate farm credit; eliminate, subject limited liability companies to small business credit income disqualifiers and other amendments. Amends secs. 3, 9, 22a, 31, 36, 38e & 71 of 1975 PA 228 (MCL 208.3 et seq.) & adds secs. 32, 79 & 79a.

In the Hall of Justice
Volunteers Sought for Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center

At The Bar
SBM Young Lawyers Section Wins Five Achievement Awards from the ABA

Skate for Justice Event Raises Over $2,500 for Legal Aid 

Federal News
American Bar Association Gives Roberts Top Ranking
(Washington Post, 8/18/05)

State News
State Budget Coughs Up A Little More Revenue
(Detroit News, 8/18/05)
See Also:
State Economists Raise Revenue Estimates
(Detroit News, 8/17/05)








Links of Interest
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