August 29, 2005 - September 4, 2005
Volume 3 Issue 34

In the Capitol
Committee Meeting List

Capitol Agenda

Legislation Introduced 8/31
Of Interest to the Legal Community
HB 5113 Controlled substances; penalties; requirement for court to report convictions of manufacture and delivery of methamphetamine; provide for in public health code. Amends sec. 7401 of 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.7401). TIE BAR WITH: HB 5112'05

SB 714 Family law; parental rights; military parental custody rights; clarify. Amends secs. 2, 5 & 7 of 1970 PA 91 (MCL 722.22 et seq.).

Of General Interest
SB 689 Torts; liability; liability of fire department donating fire equipment to other fire departments; limit. Amends 1964 PA 170 (MCL 691.1401 - 691.1419) by adding sec. 7c.

SB 692 Property tax; personal property; personal property tables; revise. Amends sec. 10e of 1893 PA 206 (MCL 211.10e).

SB 693 Land use; condemnation; use of eminent domain to transfer private property to private entities; prohibit. Amends sec. 3 of 1911 PA 149 (MCL 213.23).

SB 694 Land use; condemnation; provisions of uniform condemnation procedures act regarding entry upon private property in eminent domain cases; revise. Amends sec. 4 of 1980 PA 87 (MCL 213.54).

SB 708 Children; protection; technical amendments; provide for. Amends sec. 3 of 2004 PA 241 (MCL 752.1063).

SB 709 Crimes; criminal sexual conduct; penalty for certain criminal sexual conduct violations; increase. Amends sec. 520b of 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.520b). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0718'05

SB 718 Corrections; parole; parole of individual convicted of certain criminal sexual conduct violations; prohibit. Amends sec. 34 of 1953 PA 232 (MCL 791.234). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0709'05

SJR E Land use; condemnation; taking of private property by eminent domain for the primary benefit of private entities; prohibit. Amends sec. 54, art. X of the state constitution.

At The Bar
SBM President Urges Lawyers to Help Victims of Hurricane Katrina

Will and Trust Kit Seminar Slated for September 14 in Livonia

Congressman Dingell Wins Bar's Distinguished Public Servant Award

State Bar to Honor Champions of Justice, Cummiskey and Liberty Bell Award Winners

State Bar Representative Assembly Names Michael Franck and Unsung Hero Award Winners

Stephen Bransdorfer and Hon. Cynthia Stephens Win Bar's Prestigious Hudson Award

Federal News
Rehnquist Dies at 80
(Washington Times, 9/4/05)

State News
Michigan Officials Work to Coordinate State's Katrina Relief
(Lansing State Journal, 9/2/05)

Democratic Lawmaker Announces Bid for Attorney General
(Detroit News, 9/1/05)

House Approves GOP's Tax Plan
(Lansing State Journal, 9/1/05)
See Related: Dems, GOP Divided on Particulars of Tax Cut
(Lansing State Journal, 8/31/05)

State Hits Crunch Time on Budget
(Detroit News, 8/31/05)

Links of Interest
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