Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
April 11–17, 2011
Volume 9 Issue 16

In the Capitol
The Michigan House of Representatives will be in session on April 21. The Senate will reconvene on April 26.
House Session Schedule
Senate Session Schedule

Committee Meetings of Interest for the Week of 4/18
4/20 Senate Appropriations
Agenda Items of Interest: SB 180 Judiciary budget for fiscal year 2011-2012; SB 173 Department of Corrections budget for fiscal year 2011-2012.

4/21 Senate Appropriations
Agenda Items of Interest: SB 180 Judiciary budget for fiscal year 2011-2012; SB 173 Department of Corrections budget for fiscal year 2011-2012.

Complete Committee Meeting List

New Public Acts

Legislation Introduced 4/12–4/14
View all bills introduced 4/12–4/14

Of Interest to the Legal Community
HB 4555 Juveniles; criminal procedure; juvenile competency and culpability; clarify.

HB 4556 Juveniles; criminal procedure; juvenile competency standards; revise.

SB 319 Courts; judges; court of appeals, circuit court, and district court judges; reduce in number. Amends secs. 301, 302, 504, 810a, 8121, 8150 & 8176 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.301 et seq.) & adds sec. 303e.

Of General Interest
HB 4557 Legislature; apportionment; hearings on legislative redistricting plans; require.

HB 4558 Legislature; apportionment; house and senate website for redistricting process; create.

HB 4559 Legislature; apportionment; hearings on congressional redistricting plan; require.

In the Hall of Justice
Tribute to Crime Victims Debuts at Supreme Court Learning Center

At the Bar
YLS 4th Annual Summit May 20-22 in Grand Rapids

Federal News
Justices Face Conflict of Interest Questions
(USA Today, 4/18/11)

State News
Michigan Lawmakers Already Eye 2012 Bids
(Lansing State Journal, 4/18/11)

State Police Scale Back Detroit Crime Lab
(Detroit News, 4/18/11)

Michigan Lawmakers Push Deeper Cuts
(Detroit News, 4/15/11)

West Michigan Would Lose State Appeals Court Judge Under Gov. Snyder's Plan
(Grand Rapids Press, 4/14/11)

Michigan Committee Gathers Redistricting Data
(Lansing State Journal, 4/12/11)

Links of Interest
Public Policy Resource Center | Michigan Supreme Court | Michigan Legislature | MCL Search Engines