|August 13–19, 2012||
Volume 10 Issue 33
FOCUS: Indigent Criminal Defense Services Bill Introduced
In the Capitol
Of Interest to the Legal Community
HB 5795 Courts; records; digital court records and electronically filing court papers; allow. Amends secs. 832, 859, 1427, 2137 & 8344 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.832 et seq.); adds secs. 1426 & 1428 & repeals 1949 PA 66 (MCL 780.221–780.225).
HB 5796 Courts; other; certain court fees; exempt prosecuting attorneys from paying. Amends secs. 321 & 2529 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.321 & 600.2529).
HB 5799 Corrections; parole; review of certain documentation presented to parole board; require crime victim access. Amends sec. 35 of 1953 PA 232 (MCL 791.235).
HB 5800 Crime victims; rights; review of certain documentation presented to parole board; require crime victim access. Amends secs. 19 & 21 of 1985 PA 87 (MCL 780.769 & 780.771).
HB 5804 Criminal procedure; defenses; statewide standards and accountability measures of trial level indigent criminal defense services; implement. Creates new act.
HB 5812 Children; protection; best interest of the child determination relating to child abuse and neglect; modify. Amends secs. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6a, 7, 7a & 7b of 1970 PA 91 (MCL 722.22 et seq.) & adds secs. 3a & 6f.
HB 5813 Courts; other; audio recording of court proceedings by parties; allow. Amends 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.101–600.9947) by adding sec. 1488.
SJR U Courts; judges; election of or appointment to a judicial office of person who has reached 70 years of age; remove prohibition. Amends sec. 19, art. VI of the state constitution.
Of General Interest
HB 5807 Criminal procedure; sentencing guidelines; offense variable 10 related to the exploitation of a vulnerable victim; expand definition of predatory conduct to include preoffense conduct directed at a law enforcement officer posing as a potential victim. Amends sec. 40, ch. XVII of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 777.40).
HB 5809 Crimes; penalties; crime of soliciting sex act from a minor who is at least 16 years of age; increase penalties. Amends secs. 448 & 451 of 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.448 & 750.451).
HB 5810 Criminal procedure; sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for crime of soliciting a minor 16 years of age or older to commit prostitution; provide to reflect increased penalty. Amends sec. 16w, ch. XVII of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 777.16w).
HB 5811 Administrative procedure; rules; demonstration that proposed rule is necessary and suitable; require. Amends sec. 45 of 1969 PA 306 (MCL 24.245).
HB 5820 Businesses; limited liability companies; annual statement of resident agent and registered office fee; revise. Amends sec. 1101 of 1993 PA 23 (MCL 450.5101).
HB 5827 Consumer protection; other; Michigan penal code provision relating to certain events; exclude ticket sales under event tickets act. Amends sec. 465 of 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.465) & adds sec. 465b.
HB 5829 Law enforcement; other; reporting information regarding surveillance cameras; require. Creates new act.
SB 1224 Labor; hours and wages; family education leave act; create. Creates new act.
SB 1238 Natural resources; funding; procedures of proposed land acquisitions and developments; modify. Amends secs. 1902, 1905, 1907 & 1907a of 1994 PA 451 (MCL 324.1902 et seq.).
At the Bar
Michigan House Democrats lose challenge to GOP's voice votes that give laws immediate effect
Withholding school employees' pay unconstitutional, court says
Collective bargaining ballot issue in limbo