Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
October 8–14, 2012
Volume 10 Issue 41

In the Capitol
The Michigan House of Representatives and Senate will be in session Wednesday, October 17 at 10 am.
House Schedule
Senate Schedule

Committee Meetings of Interest for the Week of 10/15
10/17 Senate Judiciary
Agenda: **PLEASE NOTE DATE AND TIME** HB 4435 Expand waiver for certain individuals to carry weapon in weapon-free zones to include certain retired corrections officers; SB 1316 Revise citation to professional service corporation act in public health code; SB 1317 Revise citation to professional service corporation act in occupational code; SB 1318 Revise professional corporations; citation to professional service corporation act in assumed name statute; SB 1319 Revise citation to professional service corporation act in limited liability company act; SB 1320 Recodify regulation of professional corporations in business corporation act and make general revisions; And any other business properly before the committee.

10/17 House Judiciary
Agenda: Testimony Only: SB 152 Require electronic recording of certain custodial interrogation sessions, and revise procedures for determining admissibility as evidence; SB 688 Include unsworn declaration made under penalty of perjury as a statement punishable as perjury; SB 689 Create uniform unsworn foreign declarations act; SB 707 Adopt uniform interstate depositions and discovery act; SB 192 Allow deduction of estate administration fee for amount of mortgage on real property; SB 726 Revise statute of limitations for attempted murder, kidnapping, and manslaughter; SB 934 Prohibit sexual penetration or contact of a foster child regardless of age by certain care providers during residency.
SBM Position on SB 152: Support
Criminal Law Section Position on SB 152: Support
SBM Position on SB 688 & SB 689: Support
Justice Policy Initiative Position on SB 688 & SB 689: Support
SBM Position on SB 707: Support
Business Law Section Position on SB 707: Support
Civil Procedure & Courts Committee Position on SB 707: Support
Probate & Estate Planning Section Position on SB 192: Support

10/18 Michigan Law Revision Commission

Complete Committee Meeting List

New Public Acts

Legislation Introduced 9/25–9/27
View all bills introduced 9/25–9/27
Of Interest to the Legal Community
HB 5942 Criminal procedure; other; animal abuse offenders registry; create. Creates new act.

HB 5943 Animals; other; animal abuse registry; require shelters to consult before allowing a person to adopt an animal. Amends 1969 PA 287 (MCL 287.331287.340) by adding sec. 8b.

HB 5949 Courts; juries; eligibility to postpone jury service of students; expand to include full-time higher education students. Amends sec. 1335 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.1335).

SB 1307 Criminal procedure; sentencing; verification of school enrollment or employment of individual released from jail to attend school or for employment purposes; amend day parole act to require and provide for conditions of release. Amends sec. 1 of 1962 PA 60 (MCL 801.251) & adds sec. 1a.

SB 1312 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.

SB 1313 Criminal procedure; discovery; child pornography discovery; clarify access and disclosure procedures. Amends sec. 145c of 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.145c).

SB 1315 Criminal procedure; warrants; warrantless search of parolees; provide for. Amends sec. 36 of 1953 PA 232 (MCL 791.236).

SB 1331 Criminal procedure; sex offender registration; loitering within 1,000 feet of day care center; prohibit, and regulate certain other conduct in school safety zones. Amends secs. 34 & 35 of 1994 PA 295 (MCL 28.734 & 28.735).

SB 1332 Criminal procedure; sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for crime of registered sex offender loitering within 1,000 feet of a day care center; enact. Amends sec. 11b, ch. XVII of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 777.11b).

Of General Interest
SB 1308 Insurance; health; internal formal grievance procedure; modify. Amends sec. 2213 of 1956 PA 218 (MCL 500.2213).

SB 1314 Crimes; obscenity; copying or otherwise reproducing child sexually abusive material; prohibit. Amends sec. 145c of 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.145c).

SB 1320 Businesses; professional corporations; regulation of professional corporations; recodify in business corporation act and make general revisions. Amends secs. 105, 106, 108, 109, 123, 201, 202, 211, 241, 405, 488, 528, 564b, 565, 569, 611, 631, 641, 642, 643, 703a, 753, 762, 776, 781, 784, 804, 911, 1021, 1035 & 1041 of 1972 PA 284 (MCL 450.1105 et seq.); adds sec. 529 & ch. 2A & repeals 1962 PA 192 (MCL 450.221450.235).

In the Hall of Justice
Kent County Students to Witness Michigan Supreme Court Oral Argument for 'Court Community Connections'

Nominations sought for Daniel J. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award

National Center for State Courts Honors Michigan Supreme Court, Trial Court Judges for Jury Reforms

State News
Senate Leader: Blue Cross Vote Eyed for Next Week
(Lansing State Journal, 10/11/12)

Indigent Criminal Defendants
(TC Times, 10/10/12)

Bill to Reform Michigan's Public Defender System Comes Before Senate Panel
(Michigan Radio, 10/9/12)

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