October 19- October 25, 2003
Volume 1 Issue 8

In the Capitol
Committee meetings of interest for the week of 10/26.

10/28/03 Senate Judiciary
Agenda Items: SB 637 Clarify and modify penalties for definition of possession as presence of alcohol in the body (minors); SB 792 Create identity theft protection act; SB 797 Establish sentencing guidelines for crimes of identity theft; SB 793 Clarify crime of obtaining personal identity information of another with intent to unlawfully use the information; SB 794 Allow victim of identity theft to obtain certificate as proof of theft from prosecuting attorney or attorney general; SB 795 Establish and provide penalties and remedies; social security number privacy act; SB 796 Establish database for identity theft victims; SB 798 Create remedy in Michigan consumer protection act for certain violations of identity theft protection act; SB 657 Prohibit requirement for disclosure of social security number to purchase or obtain certain goods or services of a retailer; SR 182 A resolution to memorialize the Congress of the United States to enact legislation to provide greater protections against identity theft, SR 183 A resolution to memorialize the Congress of the United States to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to provide that the statute of limitations for an identity theft suit is two years from the time the fraud was discovered.

10/29/03 House Criminal Justice

Agenda Items: HB 5074 Allow local corrections officers to carry stun guns and similar devices; HB 5033 Increase penalties for minor who purchases, attempts to purchase, consumes, attempts to consume, possesses, or attempts to possess an alcoholic beverage; HB 5199 Prohibit release of individual convicted of criminal sexual conduct against minor on bail pending sentencing or appeal; HB 5104  Include as felony murder; penalties for certain vulnerable adult abuse.

Complete Committee Meeting List

In the Hall of Justice
Supreme Court to Review State's Probate Courts Following Audit
View Full Text (mlive.com, 10/24/03)

See Also:
State to Probe Probate Courts
View Full Text
Detroit Free Press, 10/24/03)

Judge Savors Time Spent as a Juror

View Full Text(Detroit Free Press, 10/24/03)


    Federal News
    High Court to Decide Right to Refuse ID
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    (Washington Post, 10/21/03)

    State News
    Bills Help Identity Theft Victims
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    (Holland Sentinel, 10/24/03)
    See Also: Legislation Introduced

    Granholm Appoints Alfred Butzbaugh Judge of the 2nd Circuit Court
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    (michigan.gov, 10/22/03)

    Legislation Introduced 10/21 - 10/23

    HB 5186 Crime victims; notices; persons allowed to request notices; include persons other than victims.

    HB 5197 Housing; landlord and tenants; procedure for eviction of tenants of property where controlled substances are manufactured, possessed, or delivered; revise.

    HB 5199 Criminal procedure; pretrial procedure; release of individual convicted of criminal sexual conduct against minor on bail pending sentencing or appeal; prohibit.

    SB 788 Courts; judges; number of judgeships in the seventeenth judicial circuit; increase.

    SB 792 Consumer protection; privacy; identity theft protection act; create.

    SB 793 Criminal procedure; jurisdiction; crime of obtaining personal identity information of another with intent to unlawfully use the information; clarify.



     

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