September 14-20, 2003
Volume 1 Issue 3

In the Capitol

Committee Meetings of interest for the week of September 21, 2003

9/23/03 Senate Judiciary
9/23/03 House Judiciary
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In the Hall of Justice

The Michigan Supreme Court will hold an administrative public hearing on Thursday, September 25, 2003, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Supreme Court courtroom located on the sixth floor of the Michigan Hall of Justice, 925 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing, Michigan 48915.

Michigan Supreme Court to Hear Comments on Proposed Court of Appeals Rule Changes at September 25 Public Hearing
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Don't Pressure Lawyers to Speed Up Appeals; an editorial response by Scott S. Brinkmeyer
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Dawn McCarty Named Director of Michigan Judicial Institute
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Federal News

Reworked citizenship oath draws ire of conservatives
(Holland Sentinel, 9/18/03)
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Bill expands charity deductions
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(Holland Sentinel, 9/18/03)

State News

New Court Filing Fee Increases to Take Effect on October 1, 2003
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Fee Schedule for Collection & Transmittal of Fees


    Legislation Introduced 9/14 - 9/20

    SB 665 Occupations; other; use of any truth verification technology; allow under certain circumstances and provide penalties for certain violations of the act.
    TIE BAR WITH SB 666'03.
    SB 666 Occupations; forensic polygraph examiners; regulation of truth verification technology; exempt from forensic polygraph examiners act.
    TIE BAR WITH SB 665'03

    SB 675 Labor; fair employment practices; employer monitoring of employee communications; prohibit unless the employer establishes an employee monitoring policy and discloses that policy to employees.

    SB 681 Criminal procedure; preliminary examination; expert testimony by video conferencing; allow.

    SB 683 Mental health; code; definition of "person requiring treatment"; expand.
    TIE BAR WITH SB 684'03, SB 685'03, SB 686'03
    SB 684 Mental health; code; order for assisted outpatient treatment; allow court to issue.
    TIE BAR WITH SB 684'03, SB 685'03, SB 686'03

    SB 688 Torts; malpractice; qualifications of expert witnesses for medical malpractice action; amend requirements.

    SB 689 Torts; malpractice; liability of emergency room physicians; limit in certain circumstances.

    SB 690 Torts; malpractice; statute of limitations extension for fraudulent concealment in medical malpractice action; require plaintiff's sworn statement of facts.
    TIE BAR WITH SB 692'03
    SB 692 Torts; malpractice; extension of statute of limitations for fraudulent concealment; make inapplicable to medical malpractice claim.
    TIE BAR WITH SB 690'03

    SB 691 Torts; malpractice; affidavit of meritorious defense in medical malpractice action; allow defendant to sign.

    SB 693 Criminal procedure; statute of limitations; statute of limitations for certain criminal sexual conduct offenses; eliminate.

    SB 697 Employment security; hearings; appeal procedure; revise.

    SB 698 Criminal procedure; sentencing guidelines; penalties for possessing equipment for manufacturing methamphetamine; include in sentencing guidelines.
    TIE BAR WITH SB 649'03

    SB 705 Civil procedure; civil actions; surviving relatives to initiate civil actions for injury to or death of a fetus as the result of an abortion performed without informed consent; allow.

    SB 709 Single business tax; tax base; addition of settlement amounts of questionable securities transactions; provide for.

Links of Interest

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