November 8, 2004 - November 14, 2004
Volume 2 Issue 45

In the Capitol
The Michigan Senate adjourned until November 30, 2004.
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The Michigan House of Representatives adjourned until November 30, 2004.
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Complete Committee Meeting List
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Capitol Agenda
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(Detroit News, 11/6/04)

Legislation Introduced 11/9–11/10
HB 6327 Campaign finance; contributions and expenditures; use of public funds within certain time before election; prohibit.

HB 6331 Civil procedure; costs and fees; state agency payment of attorney costs of opposing party after unsuccessful appeal of judicial decision of a lower court; require.

HB 6336
Courts; other; land use court; create.

HB 6339 Criminal procedure; warrants; costs that hospital may charge for withdrawing blood pursuant to a search warrant issued in a criminal proceeding; amend code of criminal procedure to limit.
TIE BAR WITH
HB 6340 Health facilities; hospitals; costs that a hospital may charge for withdrawing blood pursuant to a search warrant issued in a criminal proceeding; amend public health code to limit.

HB 6345
Courts; circuit court; motion fees; increase and earmark increase for certain guardian at litem services.

HB 6349 Liens; foreclosure; attorney fees for mortgage foreclosures by advertisement; eliminate cap on.

HB 6350 Children; protection; requirement for the presence of certain adult during interview process of a child during an abuse or neglect investigation; provide for.

At the Bar
The Board of Commissioners will meet on Friday, November 19, 2004 at 9:30 am at the State Bar of Michigan Michael Franck building. The Public Policy, Image and Identity Committee will meet on prior to the Board of Commissioners meeting at 8:30 am. For a faxed copy of the agenda, please email elyon@mail.michbar.org.

Admissions Ceremonies for Local Bar Associations
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Sections and Committees
The Civil Procedure and Courts Committee submitted the following public policy reports:
Support and Recommend State Bar Action: HB 6285
The Committee supports the bill with a correction of reference from section 1307a(c) to 1307a(1)(e).
Support and Recommend State Bar Action: ADM File No. 2003-65 - Proposed Amendment of Rules 6.425 7.210 and 8.119 of the Michigan Court Rules

The Standing Committee on Justice Initiatives submitted a public policy report with recommendations for State Bar action on ADM File no. 2004-40 – Proposed Amendment of Rule 3.215 of the Michigan Court Rules.

For a faxed copy of these reports, please email elyon@mail.michbar.org.

Federal News
Ruling Stops Detainee's Trial
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(Detroit Free Press, 11/9/04)

Supreme Court Declines To Hear 2 Cases Weighing The Right Of Felons To Vote
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(New York Times, 11/9/04)

Lame Duck May Do Housekeeping
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(Washington Post, 11/14/04)

State News
Senate Votes To Ax 11th-Grade MEAP
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(Lansing State Journal, 11/11/04)

New Speaker Lays Out Agenda To Aid Business
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(Lansing State Journal, 11/11/04)
See Related:
Persistent DeRoche To Lead State House
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(Detroit Free Press, 11/11/04)

Prop 2 May Threaten State's Plan To Offer Gay-Partner Benefits
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(Lansing State Journal, 11/11/04)

State Treasurer Sets Revenue Conference For Dec. 3
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(Detroit News, 11/13/04)

Critics Say Governor Crippling State With Pay Raises
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(Lansing State Journal, 11/14/04)


Links of Interest
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