Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
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April 11, 2016
Volume 14, Issue 15

In the Capitol

Committee Meetings of Interest Next Week—Complete List

4/12 House Criminal Justice, 9:00 a.m. More
Agenda:
Testimony Only:
HB 5273 Eliminate veto power for successor judges related to certain parole decisions.
Prisons & Corrections Section Position on HB 5273: Support.

4/12 House Judiciary, 12:00 p.m. More
Agenda:
HB 4561 Increase juror compensation;
HB 5521 Require keeping siblings together in foster care placements under certain conditions;
SB 453 Expand residency requirement for magistrate in the third class district courts;
SB 458 Clarify under certain circumstances grounds for termination of parental rights;
SB 483 Establish rights for siblings to be placed together in foster care or to have sibling visitation;
SB 485 Provide for regular and frequent parenting time for foster children;
SB 672 Expand parental waiver of liability for minor to include camping activities.
SBM Position on HB 4561: Support with amendment that would allow local courts to compensate at a higher rate, and support only if adequate funds are available in the Juror Compensation Fund to cover the increased costs.
SBM Position on SB 453: Support.
Criminal Jurisprudence & Practice Committee Position on SB 453: Support.
Family Law Section Position on SB 458: Support

4/12 Senate Judiciary, 3:00 p.m. More
Agenda:
HB 4793 Require confidentiality of filing petitions for involuntary hospitalization;
SB 866 Modify reference to peace officer and law enforcement officer certification under the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards act in the natural resources and environmental protection act;
SB 867 Modify reference to Michigan police officer certification under the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards act under the police officer's and fire fighter's survivor tuition grant act;
SB 868 Modify reference to police officer certification under the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards act in the revised judicature act of 1961;
SB 869 Modify reference to peace officer certification under the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards act in the Michigan penal code;
Testimony only:
SB 723 Provide for automatic expunction of arrest records for wrongful arrest due to mistaken identity or identity theft.

4/13 Senate Families, Seniors and Human Services, 3:00 p.m. More
Agenda Item of Interest:
SB 408 Modify jurisdiction of court regarding truancy and chronic absenteeism.

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At the Bar

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Sections and Committees
The Criminal Law Section submitted public policy reports on the following items:
Support: HB 4321 Criminal procedure; search and seizure; warrant requirement to search a premises; provide for resident consent exception. Amends 1927 PA 175 (MCL 760.1 - 777.69) by adding sec. 25c to ch. IV.

Support: HB 4499 Civil procedure; civil actions; evidentiary standard to establish and abate a public nuisance; modify. Amends sec. 3815 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.3815).

Support: HB 4500 Consumer protection; identity theft; identity theft prevention act; modify to include uniform forfeiture reporting act requirements. Amends 2004 PA 452 (MCL 445.61 - 445.79c) by adding sec. 19d.

Support: HB 4503 Law enforcement; reports; reports of disposition of certain forfeited property; require, and provide a penalty for failing to report. Amends 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.101 - 600.9947) by adding sec. 4710.

Support: HB 4504 Criminal procedure; forfeiture; uniform forfeiture reporting act; enact. Creates new act & repeals sec. 7524a of 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.7524a).

Support: HB 4505 Criminal procedure; forfeiture; evidentiary standard for certain drug forfeitures; modify. Amends sec. 7521 of 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.7521).

Support: HB 4506 Criminal procedure; forfeiture; reports of disposition of certain forfeited property; amend public health code to require, and provide a penalty for failing to report. Amends 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.1101 - 333.25211) by adding sec. 7524b.

Support: HB 4507 Criminal procedure; forfeiture; seizure and forfeiture of property for abatement of nuisance to be reported to the department of state police under the uniform forfeiture reporting act; require. Amends 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.101 - 600.9947) by adding sec. 3841.

Support: HB 4947 Juveniles; criminal procedure; age of juvenile court jurisdiction and location of juvenile detention in some instances; modify. Amends secs. 1, 3 & 11, ch. XIIA of 1939 PA 288 (MCL 712A.1 et seq.).

Support: HB 4948 Juveniles; criminal procedure; juveniles under age 18 arrested for nonlisted offenses; provide for jurisdiction in the family division of circuit court. Amends sec. 27, ch. IV of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 764.27).

Support: HB 4949 Juveniles; criminal procedure; age of juvenile court jurisdiction in juvenile diversion act; modify. Amends secs. 2 & 8 of 1988 PA 13 (MCL 722.822 & 722.828).

Support: HB 4950 Juveniles; criminal procedure; age of juvenile jurisdiction in youth rehabilitation services act; modify. Amends sec. 2 of 1974 PA 150 (MCL 803.302).

Support: HB 4951 Mental health; other; age of juvenile in disposition of persons found not guilty by reason of insanity; modify. Amends sec. 1060a of 1974 PA 258 (MCL 330.2060a).

Support: HB 4952 Criminal procedure; sentencing; procedures for sentencing juveniles prosecuted for personal protection order violation; revise code of criminal procedure to revise age limit. Amends sec. 15b, ch. IV of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 764.15b).

Support: HB 4953 Juveniles; criminal procedure; definition of adult in Michigan indigent defense commission act; modify. Amends sec. 3 of 2013 PA 93 (MCL 780.983).

Support: HB 4954 Criminal procedure; youthful trainees; age eligibility for youthful trainee status; raise to 18 years. Amends sec. 11, ch. II of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 762.11).

Support: HB 4955 Criminal procedure; sentencing; juveniles who may be sentenced in the same manner as an adult; revise criteria. Amends sec. 1, ch. IX of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 769.1).

Support: HB 4956 Juveniles; criminal procedure; factors to consider when determining jurisdiction over juveniles in certain circumstances; modify. Amends sec. 4, ch. XIIA of 1939 PA 288 (MCL 712A.4).

Support: HB 4960 Juveniles; criminal procedure; certain offenses that do not require adult sentencing; eliminate from the list of specified juvenile offenses in code of criminal procedure. Amends sec. 1f, ch. IV & sec. 14, ch. VI of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 764.1f & 766.14).

Support: HB 4961 Juveniles; criminal procedure; specified juvenile violation definition; modify in the revised judicature act. Amends sec. 606 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.606).

Support: HB 4962 Juveniles; criminal procedure; specified juvenile violation definition; modify in probate code of 1939. Amends secs. 2 & 2d, ch. XIIA of 1939 PA 288 (MCL 712A.2 & 712A.2d).

Support: HB 4963 Corrections; other; monitoring and oversight of juveniles under the age of 18 placed under the jurisdiction of the department of corrections; require, and provide for certain reporting. Amends 1927 PA 175 (MCL 760.1 - 777.69) by adding sec. 1m to ch. IX.

Support: HB 4965 Corrections; other; family advisory board; establish. Amends 1953 PA 232 (MCL 791.201 - 791.285) by adding sec. 14a.

Oppose: HB 4973 Criminal procedure; records; child abuse offenders registry; create. Creates new act.

Oppose: HB 4974 Criminal procedure; records; certain persons convicted of child abuse offense; require to register under the child abuse offender registry. Creates new act.

Oppose: HB 4975 Criminal procedure; sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for child abuse offenders registration act violation; provide for. Amends sec. 11b, ch. XVII of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 777.11b).


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