Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
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March 13, 2017
Volume 15, Issue 11

In the Capitol

3/14 House Law & Justice, 9:00 a.m. MORE
Agenda:
HB 4118 Enact sentencing guidelines for crime of prisoner in holding cell, jail, or correctional facility throwing bodily material on certain individuals;
HB 4119 Prohibit detainee or prisoner in holding cell, jail, or correctional facility throwing bodily material on certain individuals, and provide a penalty;
HB 4212 Modify requirement that peace officer require certain drivers to submit to a preliminary chemical breath analysis;
HB 4213 Require obtaining court order before nonconsensual preliminary chemical breath testing of a minor.

3/14 House Judiciary, 12:00 p.m. MORE
Agenda:
HB 4131 Provide for forfeiture of employer contributions to a defined contribution plan if public employee is convicted of certain felonies;
HB 4288 Modify jurisdiction to establish a support order in certain circumstances under uniform interstate family support act (UIFSA);
SB 49 Modify provision related to compensation for professional guardian or professional conservator;
HB 4272 Allow township supervisors to perform marriages;
HB 4312 Modify eligibility requirements for attorney licensed in another state to practice law in Michigan.

3/14 Senate Judiciary, 3:00 p.m. MORE
Agenda:
SB 223 Require law enforcement maintain record for separation of employment, and establish that agency is immune from civil liability;
SB 219 Modify application process for licensing;
SB 72 Modify parole eligibility for certain controlled substance offenders;
SB 73 Modify parole eligibility for certain controlled substance offenders;
SB 220 Amend sentencing guidelines for certain repeat drug offenses to reflect changes in public health code;
SB 195 Modify eligibility requirements for attorney licensed in another state to practice law in Michigan.

3/15 House Agriculture, 10:30 a.m. MORE
Agenda Item of Interest:
HB 4070 Expand requirement that state agencies evaluate government actions that may result in takings to include department of agriculture and rural development, and require agency that fails to review takings assessment to pay court costs and attorney fees.

Complete Committee Meeting List

Legislative Action Last Week:
Summary of legislative action on all bills that the State Bar or sections of the State Bar have taken positions.

HB 4211 (The Michigan Penal Code, Testimony of Expert Witnesses Regarding Behavior Pattern of Human Trafficking Victims) was reported out of House Law & Justice without amendment.

SJR F (A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to Section 19 of Article VI of the State Constitution to Eliminate the Age Limitation from Eligibility Criteria for Judicial Office) was reported out of Senate Judiciary without amendment on 3/9.
SBM Position: Support (based on Representative Assembly vote taken October 8, 2015.)

Legislation Introduced 3/7–3/9
Last week bills were introduced in the following areas of law:

At the Bar

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SBM Seeks Applications for 2017 Pro Bono Circle of Excellence

Notice: Proposed New Local Rule & Amendments—U.S.District Court

SBM Groups to Host Juvenile Adjudication Educational Event


Links of Interest

SBM Public Policy Resource Center
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