meetings of interest for the week of 12/4
Joint Select Committee on Economic Growth
Agenda: Presentation of tax restructuring proposals by: The Michigan
Chamber; The Detroit Chamber; The Grand Rapids Chamber; Dr. Gary Wolfram,
Munson Professor of Political Economy and Professor of Economics, Hillsdale
College; A Fair Tax representative
1508 Revise enforcement of discipline for attempted escapes to
include private prison; 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; SB
1509 Prohibit larceny or resale of copper wire and provide penalties; SB
1510 Enact sentencing guidelines for theft or resale of copper
6182 Require notification to department of corrections when arrest
warrant is issued against a parolee; HB
6181 Require use of LEIN by arresting officer to determine if person
is on parole and provide notification to department of corrections; HB
6365 Abolish rule of perpetuities; HB
6366 Delete reference to rule against perpetuities in probate law; SB
1518 Limit uniform statutory rule against perpetuities to real
6364 Amend the governor's emergency powers act to prohibit confiscation
of lawfully possessed firearms when a state of emergency is declared; HB
6363 Prohibit confiscation of lawfully possessed firearms when
a state of emergency is declared under certain circumstances; HB
5657 Expand drug free zones to include libraries; HB
5658 Enact sentencing guidelines for crime of possessing or distributing
a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a library; HB
4806 Allow enforcement of certain Michigan vehicle code violations
on publicly accessible private roads; HB
6348 Provide disclosures to crime stoppers organizations for confidentiality; HB
6403 Provide for personal protection order to prohibit certain
conduct on or near school property or students; HB
6404 Authorize state police to serve and arrest violators of a
school zone personal protection order; HB
6405 Provide for jurisdiction over juvenile violations of school
zone personal protection order; HB
6406 Allow arrest without warrant violation of school zone personal
protection order; HB
5221 Increase allowable number of small claims filed per week by
municipalities; PENDING REFERRAL: 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
6394 Exempt local corrections officers and certain city jail or
lockup employees from concealed weapons law under certain circumstances; HB
6553 Expand offense variable involving multiple victims to award
points for financial "injury" to victims; HB
6416 Allow payment of forfeited funds to certain nonprofit crime
prevention entities under certain circumstances.
House Family and Children Services
5267 Mandate joint custody in every custody dispute between parents
except in certain circumstances.
Family Law Section Position: Oppose
Domestic Violence Committee Position: Oppose
Committee Meeting List
Introduced 11/28 – 11/30
Of Interest to the Legal Community
6695 Property; conveyances; transfer-on-death deeds; provide for.
6698 Family law; child support; child support formula commission;
establish. TIE BAR WITH: HB
6699 Family law; child support; development of child support
formula by friend of the court bureau; eliminate. TIE BAR WITH: HB
1502 Children; protection; appeal process; provide for. Amends 1935
PA 220 (MCL 400.201 - 400.214)
by adding sec. 5b.
1511 Property; land sales; notice of settlement statute; create.
Creates new act.
6676 Single business tax; other; Michigan business tax act; create.
Creates new act. TIE BAR WITH: HB
6682 Children; protection; requirement to report death of a child
to the children's ombudsman within 10 business days; implement.
6683 Health; code; Michigan adverse health care events reporting
act; create. TIE BAR WITH: HB
6691 Vehicles; registration; distribution of revenue from collection
of certain title and registration fee; earmark into the transportation
administration collection fund.
6693 Property; other; uniform statutory rule against perpetuities;
limit to real property.
1513 Single business tax; other; Michigan business tax act; create.
Creates new act. TIE BAR WITH: SB
Open for McCree Awards for Journalists
Elected to SBM Board of Commissioners
Lawyers' Seminar Scheduled for Dec. 5-6
Recognizes Centennial American Inn of Court as Affinity Bar
Puts Guantanamo Court Project on Fast Track
(Washington Post, 12/4/06)
Citizenship Process is Getting a History Test
(Washington Post, 12/1/06)
Don't Call Us 'Activist Judges'
Lawmakers to Discuss Business Tax Plan
Tax Plan for State Drawing Support
(Lansing State Journal, 11/30/06)