Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
October 27–November 2, 2008
Volume 6 Issue 44

FOCUS: 2008 General Election
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In the Capitol
The Michigan House of Representatives has a tentative session day scheduled for November 5 and a session day scheduled for November 6. The Michigan Senate is scheduled to hold session November 5 and 6. Both chambers will be recessed on November 11 for the holiday but will reconvene on November 12 and 13.
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Legislation Introduced 10/29
Of General Interest

HYR OOO Constitutional amendments; state; provision regarding filling a vacancy in the office of lieutenant governor; provide for.

Committee Meetings of Interest for the Week of 11/3
11/6 Senate Families and Human Services Committee
SB 1423 Make miscellaneous revisions to the friend of the court act; SB 1424 Modify enforcement of parenting time duties by friend of the court; SB 1425 Revise reference to domestic relations mediation in child custody act to reflect amendment to friend of the court act; SB 1426 Revise procedures for suspension and reinstatement of driver license due to child support arrearage; SB 1427 Provide for consolidated fees from divorce, paternity, and family support acts; SB 1428 Allow contract of certain services through state court administrative office, and eliminate child support bench warrant enforcement fund; SB 1429 Revise collection and distribution of child support provision; SB 1430 Revise collection and distribution of child support provision, and allow friend of the court to prosecute certain paternity actions; SB 1431 Revise collection and distribution of child support provision, and allow friend of the court to prosecute certain family support actions.

Complete Committee Meeting List

At the Bar
The State Bar of Michigan's Public Policy, Image, and Identity Committee and the Board of Commissioners will meet on November 14, 2008. For more information, please contact pcunningham@mail.michbar.org.

July 2008 Bar Examination Results and Admission Ceremonies

New Ethics Opinion RI-345 Issued on Lawyer's Obligation in the Face of Corporate Client Threats to Destroy Discovery Order Documents

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