August 21 - 27, 2006
Volume 4 Issue 34

In the Capitol
Committee meetings of interest for the week of 8/28
8/30 Judiciary: Accountability and Public Safety
Agenda: Purpose of the Hearings
The committee is in response to the failures in our correctional system, exposed by murderer Patrick Selepak. Among the issues being discussed are: 1. HB 6181 Require use of LEIN by arresting officer to determine if person is on parole and provide notification to department of corrections; 2. HB 6182 Require notification to department of corrections when arrest warrant is issued against a parolee; 3. HB 6275 Impose special requirements for parolees who were convicted of violent felonies or who are substance abusers; 4. To get the expert opinions of those involved on a daily basis in our criminal system; 5. To evaluate system failures through a thorough review of our corrections system, and discuss uncertainties in the law that could lead to problematic situations.

Complete Committee Meeting List

Legislation Recently Signed into Public Acts

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

At the Bar
Police Crime Lab Presentation Highlights SBM Legal Assistants Section Meeting

State News
Michigan Parties Open Conventions to Select Tickets
(Detroit News, 8/26/06)

Links of Interest
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