Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
July 26–August 1, 2010
Volume 8 Issue 31

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In the Capitol
The Michigan Senate and House of Representatives adjourned on Wednesday, July 28. The next scheduled session day for the House is Wednesday, August 4 at 1:30 pm. The next scheduled Senate session day is Wednesday, August 11 at 10 am.
Senate Schedule
House Schedule

Complete Committee Meeting List

New Public Acts

Legislation Introduced 7/28
Of General Interest
HB 6354 Insurance; health; individual health insurance coverage; prohibit mandate to obtain. Creates new act.

In the Hall of Justice
Proposed Amendments
2009-22—Proposed Amendments of Rules 7.212 and 7.215 of the Michigan Court Rules
These proposed amendments of MCR 7.212 and MCR 7.215, submitted by the State Bar of Michigan Appellate Practice Section, would eliminate the requirement to provide a copy of an unpublished Court of Appeals decision if that decision was issued after July 1, 1996, and a case number is provided.
Issued: July 27, 2010
Comment period expires: November 1, 2010
Public hearing: To be scheduled

At the Bar
Sections and Committees
The Civil Procedure and Courts Committee submitted a Public Policy position on 2005-32–Proposed Amendments of Rules 2.101, 2.102, 2.113, 2.603, 3.101, and 8.119 of the Michigan Court Rules. This proposal, recommended by a workgroup authorized by the Supreme Court, would establish specific rules for court clerks to screen documents that are submitted to a court for filing and return those documents that do not conform to certain minimum filing requirements.

The Consumer Law Section submitted a Public Policy position on 2005-32–Proposed Amendments of Rules 2.101, 2.102, 2.113, 2.603, 3.101, and 8.119 of the Michigan Court Rules.

The Justice Policy Initiative submitted a Public Policy position on 2005-32–Proposed Amendments of Rules 2.101, 2.102, 2.113, 2.603, 3.101, and 8.119 of the Michigan Court Rules.

State News
McCollum Awarded $2 Million for Wrongful Murder Conviction
(Lansing State Journal, 7/29/10)

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