Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
August 29–September 4, 2011
Volume 9 Issue 36

In the Capitol
Committee Meetings of Interest for the Week of 9/5
9/7 Senate Judiciary
Agenda: HB 4703 Revise requirements for notification to prosecuting attorney of a prisoner's parole; SB 557 Enact revocation of paternity act; SB 558 Allow acknowledgment of parentage to be set aside under revocation of paternity act; SB 559 Allow order of filiation to be set aside under revocation of paternity act; SB 560 Provide for determination of parentage for intestate succession determination under revocation of paternity act; And any other business to come properly before the committee.

9/8 House Judiciary
Agenda: HB 4881 Eliminate provisions regarding the election of a state presiding probate judge; SB 361 Revise deadline for filing petition for DNA testing of felony conviction cases; For Referral to the Committee on Banking and Financial Services: HB 4462 Prohibit forging or uttering and publishing a real estate document, and provide for penalties and remedies; HB 4478 Enact sentencing guidelines for forgery and uttering and publishing of real estate instruments; HB 4487 Prohibit residential mortgage fraud; HB 4488 Revise value thresholds for crime of false pretenses; HB 4489 Revise sentencing guidelines for crime of false pretenses to reflect increased penalties; HB 4490 Revise statute of limitations for certain crimes relating to real property; HB 4491 Clarify penalties for notary public violations, and increase; HB 4492 Enact sentencing guidelines for notary public violations; HB 4495 Enact sentencing guidelines for crime of mortgage fraud; SB 43 Establish crime of residential mortgage fraud; SB 44 Enact sentencing guidelines for crime of mortgage fraud; SB 249 Revise value thresholds for crime of false pretenses; SB 250 Revise sentencing guidelines for crime of false pretenses to reflect increased penalties; SB 251 Revise statute of limitations for certain crimes relating to real property; SB 252 Increase penalties for notary public violations; SB 253 Enact sentencing guidelines for notary public violations.
SBM Position on SB 361: Support

Complete Committee Meeting List

New Public Acts

In the Hall of Justice
Changes to Public Pension Tax Exemptions at Issue in Advisory Opinion Case Michigan Supreme Court will Hear September 7

Nominations Open For Child Welfare Awards; Foster Care Review Board to Recognize Service to Abused and Neglected Children

Volunteers Needed for Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center

At the Bar
SBM Annual Meeting Takes Place Sept. 14-16 in Dearborn

SBM to Honor 2011 Award Winners at a Sept. 14 Banquet in Dearborn

SBM Representative Assembly to Honor Three Award Winners Sept. 15

SBM Annual Meeting Reception to Celebrate Diversity

"Milliken v. Bradley—Desegregation, Busing, and Boundaries" is State Bar's 36th Michigan Legal Milestone

Amendments to Pro Hac Vice Rule Effective September 1

State News
Summer Break Ending for Michigan State Lawmakers
(Detroit Free Press, 9/4/11)

Court: Get Michigan ID Card Before Growing Marijuana
(Lansing State Journal, 8/31/11)

Links of Interest
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