|November 7, 2005 - November 13, 2005||
Volume 3 Issue 44
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The Michigan Senate is tentatively adjourned starting Tuesday, November 15. Its next regularly scheduled session is Tuesday, November 29.
Legislation Introduced 11/1– 11/3
HB 5414 Law enforcement; investigations; protection for law enforcement officers against self-incrimination in certain circumstances; provide for. Creates new act.
the Hall of Justice
The order of November 8, 2005, is amended to correct a clerical error by which the order purported to propose for comment an amendment of MCR 9.124. The Court is in fact adopting that amendment, and the order is therefore corrected. The amendment of MCR 9.124(B)(1) expands the information a petitioner is required to include in or attach to the petitioner’s personal history affidavit. The amendment of subrule (b) adds a requirement that the petitioner, at the grievance administrator’s request, provide authorization for the grievance administrator to obtain a copy of the petitioner’s personnel file regarding any employment since the time of disqualification. The amendment of subrule (f) requires a petitioner to attach copies of petitioner’s tax returns from the date of disqualification to the date of the petition for reinstatement. The amendment of subrule (1) adds a requirement that a petitioner provide copies of any civil complaints and judgments or dispositional orders with respect to any resolution of a civil complaint involving the petitioner. According to the amendment of subrule (m), a petitioner is required to provide copies of criminal complaints and dispositional orders or judgments of conviction for any criminal case in which the petitioner was a defendant. Subrule (n) requires a petitioner to state on his or her personal history affidavit whether, since the date of disqualification, the petitioner received treatment for mental or emotional impairments or substance abuse or gambling addictions. The amendment of MCR 9.124(C) simply codifies what already occurs in hearings on petitions for reinstatement and appeals from decisions following those hearings.
Issued: November 10, 2005
At The Bar
(Washington Times, 11/13/05)
(Lansing State Journal, 11/11/05)
(Detroit News, 11/12/05)
(Lansing State Journal, 11/12/05)