meetings of interest for the week of 11/27
State Drug Treatment Court Advisory Committee
59 Expand provision limiting where mayors can perform marriages
to entire county of city's location; SB
309 Require notification of security breach of database containing
personal identifying information; SB
1495 Allow appointment of attorney for indigent prisoners at certain
parole revocation hearings; SB
647 Regulate use and disclosure of certain statements made by law
enforcement officers to law enforcement agencies; HB
5435 Allow for certain civilian detention officers to possess and
operate electrical devices designed to temporarily incapacitate persons; HB
6455 Allow for an administrative fee for monitoring prisoner accounts; HB
5135 Eliminate and harmonize with court decisions certain conflicts
with court rule; HB
5968 Prohibit deferral of certain domestic violence proceedings
under certain circumstances; HB
5374 Revise number of judgeships in various circuits and districts; HB
5492 Clarify exemptions regarding possession and sale of drug paraphernalia; HB
4042 Eliminate fingerprinting requirement for renewal of concealed
Probate & Estate
Planning Section on HB 5374: Oppose
Conference Section on HB 5374: Oppose
6553 Expand offense variable involving multiple victims to award
points for financial injury to victims; HB
6631 Revise definition of place of confinement for purposes of
establishing prison break and increase penalty; HB
6632 Revise sentencing guidelines for crime of escaping from prison
or other lawful place of confinement to reflect increased penalty; HB
5999 Prohibit furnishing cellular telephones or other wireless
communication devices to prisoners; HB
6000 Create guidelines for crime of furnishing cell phones or similar
devices to prisoners; HB
6271 Revise punishment for criminal contempt to include probation; HB
6630 Enact sentencing guidelines for crime of buying or selling
stolen scrap metal; HB
6109 Regulate use and disclosure of certain statements made by
law enforcement officers to law enforcement agencies; HB
6394 Exempt local corrections officers and certain city jail or
lockup employees from concealed weapons law under certain circumstances; HB
6320 Increase penalties for intentionally discharging a firearm
from vehicle under certain circumstances; HB
6321 Enact sentencing guidelines for increased penalties for crime
of intentionally discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle causing
serious impairment of a body function; HB
5654 Revise eligibility for parole for certain prisoners; HB
5655 Clarify applicability of statute for persons sentenced to
lifetime probation for certain drug crimes; HB
5656 Clarify certain provisions regarding lifetime probationers; SB
1032 Allow delayed sentencing for ordinance violations; SB
454 Provide for increased penalties embezzlement from a charitable
455 Enact sentencing guidelines for crime of embezzling from a
charitable organization; SB
1203 Expand and provide certain revisions to redemption period
for individuals authorized to foreclose a mortgage.
Position on SB 1203: Support the adoption of amendments
Property Law Section Position on SB 1203: Oppose
Senate Local, Urban and State Affairs
Agenda item of
1266 Provide for eligibility for licensed attorneys to serve as
Position on SB 1266:
Support in Principle
Committee Meeting List
The new positions reported in the last edition of the Public
Policy Update were adopted at the November 17, 2006 Board of
Commissioners meeting, not September
13, 2006 as reported.
Young Lawyers Section Seeks Volunteers for Annual Holiday Dinner
Family Law Section submitted the following public
6251 Human services; children's services; procedure for placement
of children in a foster home; expand to give special consideration
to relatives and to include consideration of religion. Amends sec.
4a of 1994
PA 203 (MCL 722.954a) & adds
6280 Probate; other; dower rights; repeal. Creates new act.
6319 Family law; child custody; award of custody to parent convicted
of criminal sexual conduct against his or her child; prohibit. Amends
sec. 5 of 1970
PA 91 (MCL 722.25).
6351 Family law; marriage and divorce; marriage by proxy; allow.
Amends sec. 9 of 1846 RS 83 (MCL 551.9).
TIE BAR WITH: HB
6352 Family law; marriage and divorce; marriage by proxy; indicate
on marriage license. Amends sec. 2 of 1887
PA 128 (MCL 551.102).
TIE BAR WITH: HB
6417 Family law; marriage and divorce; prerequisites for issuance
of marriage license; require previously married individuals to present
a final divorce decree. Amends sec. 3 of 1887
PA 128 (MCL 551.103).
6452 Family law; parenting time; court appointed electronic visitation;
allow. Amends sec. 7a of 1970
PA 91 (MCL 722.27a).
1324 Children; guardians; relative guardianship assistance act;
establish. Creates new act.
1343 Probate; other; dower rights; abolish. Amends sec. 1 of
1846 RS 66 (MCL 558.1) & repeals
secs. 2 to 29 of 1846 RS 66 (MCL 558.2 - 558.29) & secs.
2931 & 2933 of 1961
PA 236 (MCL 600.2931 & 600.2933).
TIE BAR WITH: SB
1344 Family law; marriage and divorce; requirement that judgment
of divorce contain provisions regarding wife's dower rights; eliminate.
Amends sec. 1 of 1909
PA 259 (MCL 552.101).
TIE BAR WITH: SB
and Estate Planning Section submitted
the following public policy report:
1396 Probate; guardians and conservators; notification to credit agencies
of the existence of a conservatorship; require. Amends sec. 5419 of 1998
PA 386 (MCL 700.5419).
Majority Leader Seen as GOP's 'Standard Bearer'
(Lansing State Journal, 11/27/06)
Urges GOP to Replace Business Tax in '06
Challenges State GOP