Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
May 30–June 5, 2011
Volume 9 Issue 23

In the Capitol
The Senate has updated its schedule for August.
Senate Session Schedule
House Session Schedule

Committee Meetings of Interest for the Week of 6/6
6/7 Senate Judiciary
Agenda: HB 4411 Allow permanent revocation of license or registration in conviction of first, second, or third degree criminal sexual conduct; HB 4412 Revise sanction disciplinary subcommittee must impose and include permanent revocation in conviction of first, second, or third degree criminal sexual conduct; SB 64 Require 7-day notice to quit for tenants who injure or threaten to injure other tenants or employees; SB 65 Modify provision relating to the termination of lease for certain controlled substance offenders; And any other business to come properly before the committee.

6/7 House Appropriations: Corrections, Joint Meeting with Senate Appropriations: Corrections
Agenda: Security Level Reclassification of State Prisoners.

Complete Committee Meeting List

New Public Acts

Legislation Introduced 5/31–6/1
View all bills introduced 5/31–6/1

Of Interest to the Legal Community
HB 4691 Courts; juries; exemption for nursing mothers from jury duty; provide for under certain circumstances. Amends sec. 1307a of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.1307a).

HB 4703 Corrections; parole; notification to prosecuting attorney of a prisoner's parole; revise requirements for. Amends sec. 36 of 1953 PA 232 (MCL 791.236).

HB 4704 Corrections; parole; notification to prosecuting attorney of parole hearings; require. Amends sec. 35 of 1953 PA 232 (MCL 791.235).

In the Hall of Justice
Rule Amendments
2009-19—Amendment of Rule 7.205 of the Michigan Court Rules
The amendment of MCR 7.205 reduces the late appeal period from 12 months to 6 months.
Issued: June 2, 2011
Effective: September 1, 2011

At the Bar
The State Bar of Michigan Public Policy, Image, and Identity Committee will meet on June 7, 2011. The Board of Commissioners will meet June 10 during the Bar Leadership Forum. For more information, please contact pcunningham@mail.michbar.org.

The June 2011 issue of the Michigan Bar Journal is available online.

Vote Now in the 2011 State Bar of Michigan Elections

State News
Upbeat Snyder Agenda Includes New Bridge, Healthier Lifestyles
(Detroit News, 6/4/11)

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