Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
July 20—26, 2009
Volume 7 Issue 30

In the Capitol
The Michigan House of Representatives is scheduled to be in session this week on July 28. The Michigan Senate adjourned on July 22 until August 5.

Committee Meetings of Interest for the Week of 7/27
7/28 State Drug Treatment Court Advisory Committee

Complete Committee Meeting List

New Public Acts

In the Hall of Justice
Administrative Orders
Administrative Order No. 2009-5—File No. 2002-37
E-filing Pilot Project in the 56th Circuit Court (Eaton County)
Issued: July 21, 2009
Effective: Shall remain in effect until July 1, 2011

Proposed Amendments
2005-13—Proposal to Establish and Require Compliance with Court Collections Program and Reporting Requirements
On order of the Court, this is to advise that the Court is considering adoption of an administrative order that would require the State Court Administrator to establish court collections program and reporting requirements and that would require courts to comply with those requirements.
Issued: July 21, 2009
Comment period expires: November 1, 2009
Public hearing: To be scheduled

2009-14—Proposed Amendment of Rules 7.101 and 7.105 of the Michigan Court Rules
This proposal would clarify that briefs filed in cases that involve an appeal to a circuit court from a district court or an appeal of a decision by a state administrative agency, board, or commission may not exceed 50 pages in length, similar to the length restriction for briefs filed in the Court of Appeals.
Issued: July 21, 2009
Comment period expires: November 1, 2009
Public hearing: To be scheduled

2009-01—Supreme Court Appointments to the Attorney Discipline Board
Issued: July 21, 2009

2009-01—Supreme Court Appointments to the Attorney Grievance Commission
Issued: July 21, 2009

State News
Governor Granholm Looks to Cut Tax Loopholes
(Detroit News, 7/24/09)

State Dems Propose $10 Minimum Wage
(Detroit News, 7/24/09)

House GOP Plan Calls for Big Cuts, Bumps Road Funds
(Lansing State Journal, 7/23/09)

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