Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
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March 27, 2017
Volume 15, Issue 13

In the Capitol

3/28 House Law and Justice, 9:00 a.m. MORE
Agenda:
HB 4190 Allow under certain circumstances admissibility of prior acts of sexual crimes;
HB 4209 Increase juror compensation;
HB 4210 Provide for increase in juror compensation.

3/28 House Judiciary, 12:00 p.m. MORE
Agenda:

Presentation By the Friend of the Court Association;
SB 49 Modify provision related to compensation for professional guardian or professional conservator;
HJR C Expand search and seizure protections to include electronic communications and seizures.

3/28 Senate Judiciary, 3:00 p.m. MORE
Agenda:
SB 261 Create child abuse offenders registry;
SB 262 Provide for sentencing guidelines for child abuse offenders registry act violation;
SB 263 Require persons convicted of certain child abuse offenses to register under the child abuse offender registry;
HB 4137 Allow fingerprinting and photographing of child or youth with special health care needs taken and submitted to the automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) and the statewide network of agency photos upon request of parent or guardian;
HB 4063 Prohibit and provide a penalty for aiming a beam of directed energy from a directed energy device at or into path of aircraft;
HB 4064 Enact sentencing guidelines for crime of aiming beam of directed energy from a directed energy device at aircraft or into path of aircraft;
SB 245 Allow spring-assisted knife.

3/29 House Appropriations: Corrections, 10:30 a.m. MORE
Agenda:
Report House Substitute for HB 4227.

3/29 House Appropriations: Judiciary, 12:00 p.m. MORE
Agenda:
Report House Substitute for HB 4233.

3/30 House Appropriations: ASC Licensing & Regulatory Affairs & Insurance & Financial Services, 9:00 a.m. MORE
Agenda:
HB 4239: FY 2017-18 Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Budget.

3/30 Senate Appropriations: Licensing & Regulatory Affairs, 2:00 p.m. MORE
Agenda:
Chairman's recommendation on Senate Bill 137, the FY 2017-18 Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs budget, and Senate Bill 136, the FY 2017-18 Department of Insurance and Financial Services budget.

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 4070 (Property Rights Preservation Act) advanced to the third reading in the House on March 23.

Legislation Introduced 3/21–3/23
Last week bills were introduced in the following areas of law:

In the Hall of Justice

Standards and Best Practice Manuals Published for Problem-Solving Courts

At the Bar

Five Thoughts on Selecting a Website Designer

In Memoriam: Charles W. Joiner, 36th SBM President


Links of Interest

SBM Public Policy Resource Center
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