Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
October 15–21, 2012
Volume 10 Issue 42

FOCUS: Business Courts and Veterans Courts in Michigan
On Tuesday, October 16, Governor Rick Snyder signed into law HB 5128, a bill to create business courts, and HB 5159 and 5162, bills to create veterans' treatment courts. All three bills were supported by the State Bar of Michigan.
HB 5128
HB 5159 & HB 5162

In the Capitol
The Michigan House of Representatives and Senate adjourned Wednesday, October 17. Both chambers will be in session Thursday, November 8 at 10 am.
House Schedule
Senate Schedule

Complete Committee Meeting List

New Public Acts

At the Bar
SBM Environmental Law Section to Co-Host Environmental Regulatory Conference Nov. 14 in Lansing

In the Hall of Justice
2012 Child Welfare Award Winners Announced Today

Federal News
Juvenile Killers and Life Terms: A Case in Point
(New York Times, 10/13/12)

State News
Resentence Juvenile Lifers? Michigan Appeals Court Considers Implications of Supreme Court Ruling
(, 10/17/12)

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