October 11, 2004 - October 17, 2004
Volume 2 Issue 41

In the Capitol
The Michigan House of Representatives is adjourned until November 4, 2004.
The Michigan Senate is adjourned until November 3, 2004.

Complete Committee Meeting List
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Capitol Agenda
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(Detroit News, 10/16/04)

Legislation Recently Signed into Public Acts
PA 369 of 2004 - Country Commission Size, Effective 10/11/04
HB 5114 (Sak) Counties; boards and commissions; number of commissioners based on population category; limit. Amends sec. 2 of 1966 PA 261 (MCL 46.402).

PA 370 of 2004 - Barry County Conveyance, Effective 10/11/04
SB 1123 (Birkholz) Property; conveyances; conveyance of certain state owned property in Barry county; provide for. Creates land transfer act.

PA 371 of 2004 - Mason County Conveyance, Effective 10/11/04
SB 1120 (Van Woerkom) Property; conveyances; certain state owned property in Mason county; provide for conveyance to the Mason county road commission. Creates land transfer act.

PA 372 of 2004 - Nursing Home Leave Days, Effective 10/11/04
SB 1164 (Emerson) Health facilities; nursing homes; payment for temporary absence of patient; clarify. Amends sec. 21777 of 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.21777).

PA 373 of 2004 - Occupational Code Exemptions, Effective 10/11/04
HB 5432 (Koetje) Occupations; individual licensing and regulation; waiver from license or registration certain requirements for individuals serving on active military duty; provide for. Amends sec. 411 of 1980 PA 299 (MCL 339.411).

PA 374 of 2004 - Nurse Midwife Coverage, Effective 10/11/04
HB 4361 (Reeves) Insurance; health care corporations; coverage for nurse midwives; provide for. Amends 1980 PA 350 (MCL 550.1101 - 550.1704) by adding sec. 416d.

PA 375 of 2004 - Nurse Midwife Coverage, Effective 10/11/04
HB 4362 (Reeves) Insurance; health; coverage for nurse midwives; provide for. Amends 1956 PA 218 (MCL 500.100 - 500.8302) by adding sec. 3406l.

PA 376 of 2004 - Marriage, Divorce, & Child Custody, Effective 10/11/04
HB 5472 (Bradstreet)
Family law; friend of the court; certain criteria for determining "interests of the child"; clarify. Amends sec. 45 of 1846 RS 84 (MCL 552.45).

PA 377 of 2004 - Conveyance of Municipal Forestland, Effective 10/12/04
HB 5313 (Pumford) Natural resources; other; deed restrictions on certain property conveyed by state; revise and provide for distribution of proceeds upon subsequent conveyance. Amends secs. 2102 & 52706 of 1994 PA 451 (MCL 324.2102 & 324.52706) & adds sec. 2154a.

PA 378 of 2004 - Public Body Law Enforcement Act, Effective 10/12/04
HB 5906 (Van Regenmorter)
Law enforcement; other; law enforcement agencies; allow certain public bodies to create. Creates new act.

PA 379 of 2004 - Public Body Law Enforcement Act, Effective 10/12/04
HB 5907 (Van Regenmorter)
Law enforcement; other; jurisdiction of commission on law enforcement standards; extend to law enforcement officers of multicounty metropolitan districts. Amends secs. 2 & 9 of 1965 PA 203 (MCL 28.602 & 28.609). TIE BAR WITH: HB 5906'04

PA 380 of 2004 - Public School Police Officers, Effective 10/12/04
HB 5121 (Hunter) Education; school districts; public school law enforcement officers; allow. Amends 1976 PA 451 (MCL 380.1 - 380.1852) by adding sec. 1240.

PA 381 of 2004 - Septage Waste Fees, Effective 10/12/04
HB 5771 (Johnson, Ruth) Environmental protection; sewage; septage program fees; increase and revise regulation of land disposal of septage. Amends secs. 11701, 11702, 11703, 11704, 11705, 11706, 11707, 11708, 11709, 11710, 11711, 11712, 11713, 11714, 11715, 11716, 11717, 11718 & 11719 of 1994 PA 451 (MCL 324.11701 et seq.) & adds secs. 11715b, 11715d, 11717b & 11720.

PA 382 of 2004 - Septage Waste Fees, Effective 10/12/04
HB 5772 (Johnson, Ruth) Environmental protection; sewage; sentencing guidelines for crime of knowingly making false report in domestic septage licensing application; enact. Amends sec. 13c, ch. XVII of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 777.13c). TIE BAR WITH: HB 5771'04.

PA 383 of 2004 - Advertising on Lottery Tickets, Effective 10/12/04
SB 1323 (Johnson) Gaming; lottery; advertising on lottery materials; allow. Amends secs. 11 & 18 of 1972 PA 239 (MCL 432.11 & 432.18).

PA 384 of 2004 - Local Bridge Funding, Effective 10/12/04
HB 5319 (Casperson) Transportation; funds; distribution of certain revenue from tax levied; clarify. Amends sec. 10 of 1951 PA 51 (MCL 247.660).

PA 385 of 2004 - Unclaimed Property: Stock; Notice, Effective 10/12/04
SB 1340 (Switalski)
State; escheats; certain unclaimed property by insurance companies subject to 2-year escheat period and notice provisions; modify. Amends sec. 19 of 1995 PA 29 (MCL 567.239); adds sec. 11a & repeals sec. 11 of 1995 PA 29 (MCL 567.231).

PA 386 of 2004 - Sports Tourism Fund, Effective 10/12/04
HB 6165 (Ward) Economic development; other; state convention facility development act; revise distribution of funds. Amends sec. 9 of 1985 PA 106 (MCL 207.629).

PA 387 of 2004 - MESP Act Amendments, Effective 10/12/04
HB 5782 (DeRossett) Income tax; other; amendments to the Michigan education savings program act to incorporate federal options; provide for. Amends secs. 2, 7, 8 & 9 of 2000 PA 161 (MCL 390.1472 et seq.).

PA 388 of 2004 - Education Trust Amendments, Effective 10/12/04
HB 5783 (DeRossett) Higher education; financial aid; Michigan education trust fund act; revise. Amends secs. 6, 7 & 8 of 1986 PA 316 (MCL 390.1426 et seq.) & repeals secs. 23 & 24 of 1986 PA 316 (MCL 390.1443 & 390.1444).

PA 389 of 2004 - Macomb County Conveyance, Effective 10/12/04
HB 5340 (Drolet) Property; conveyances; conveyance of certain state owned property in Macomb county; impose certain restrictions. Amends sec. 6 of 2002 PA 440.

PA 390 of 2004 - MUSTFA Fee Extension, Effective 10/12/04
HB 6074 (Shulman) Environmental protection; underground storage tanks; regulatory fee for the Michigan underground storage tank financial assurance program; eliminate sunset. Amends secs. 21506, 21508, 21546 & 21548 of 1994 PA 451 (MCL 324.21506 et seq.) & repeals sec. 21550 of 1994 PA 451 (MCL 324.21550).

PA 391 of 2004 - Property Tax Limitation, Effective 10/12/04
HB 6227 (Sheltrown) Property tax; limitation; property tax limitation act; revise election date for 2004. Amends sec. 5i of 1933 PA 62 (MCL 211.205i).

PA 392 of 2004 - State Parks, Effective 10/15/04
SB 1280 (Birkholz) Recreation; state parks; citizens committee for Michigan state parks; establish. Amends sec. 74101 of 1994 PA 451 (MCL 324.74101) & adds sec. 74102a.

PA 393 of 2004 - Nursing Home and Hospital Quality Assurance Assessments, Effective 10/15/04
SB 1146 (Emerson) Health; code; sunset for quality assurance assessment on hospitals, nursing homes, and hospital long-term care units; eliminate. Amends sec. 20161 of 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.20161).

PA 394 of 2004 - Ed. Savings Contribution Change, Effective 10/15/04
HB 5534 (DeRossett) Income tax; credit; contributions after a withdrawal from a Michigan education savings account; allow. Amends sec. 30 of 1967 PA 281 (MCL 206.30).

PA 395 of 2004 - State Parks, Effective 10/15/04
SB 1281 (Stamas) Recreation; state parks; gem of the parks award and a state park volunteer of the year award; create. Amends 1994 PA 451 (MCL 324.101 - 324.90106) by adding sec. 74124.

PA 396 of 2004 - Neighborhood Enterprise Zones, Effective 10/15/04
SB 1206 (Van Woerkom) Economic development; enterprise zones; housing inspection ordinance provision; revise. Amends secs. 3 & 12 of 1992 PA 147 (MCL 207.773 & 207.782).

PA 397 of 2004 - Home for Aged: Generators, Effective 10/15/04
HB 4766 (Pastor) Health facilities; nursing homes; noncompliance with requirement that certain health facilities maintain emergency generators; designate as violation of the public health code. Amends 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.1101 - 333.25211) by adding sec. 20144a. TIE BAR WITH: HB 4765'03.


PA 398 of 2004 - MEGA: SBT Credit Requirement, Effective 10/15/04
SB 1396 (Garcia) Economic development; Michigan economic growth authority; eligibility for credit; revise new capital investment amount. Amends sec. 8 of 1995 PA 24 (MCL 207.808).

PA 399 of 2004 - Timing of MEAP Test, Effective 10/15/04
HB 6231 (Palmer) Education; examinations; timing of high school MEAP test; revise in school code. Amends secs. 1279 & 1279d of 1976 PA 451 (MCL 380.1279 & 380.1279d).

In the Hall of Justice
Supreme Court Puts Some Cases On Fast Track
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(Detroit Free Press, 10/11/04)

Michigan Court of Appeals Case Information To Be Accessible On-Line
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(Michigan Court of Appeals, 10/704)

At The Bar
Judicial Vacancy - 9th Circuit Court
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Federal News
Congress Halts Session, But Not Its Disputes
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(New York Times, 10/12/04)
See Related:
Congress Leaves Some Priority Bills Unfinished
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(Washington Post, 10/14/04)

State News
State, Opponents Argue Over Provisional Ballot Plan In Court
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(Traverse City Record-Eagle, 10/13/04)

Lame-Ducks Make Plans For Final 2 Months
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(Lansing State Journal, 10/18/04)
See Related:
Legislators Ponder 12-Year Term Limits
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(Detroit News, 10/17/04)

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