Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
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April 25, 2016
Volume 14, Issue 17

In the Capitol

Committee Meetings of Interest Next Week—Complete List

    4/26 House Criminal Justice, 9:00 a.m. More
    Agenda:
    SB 746 Provide for criminal penalties for child care licensing rule violation resulting in death of a child;
    SB 747 Punish as second degree child abuse the crime of child care licensing rule violation resulting in death of a child;
    Testimony Only:
    HB 5542 Provide for setting aside certain convictions for victims of human trafficking violations;
    HB 5543 Provide for set-aside juvenile adjudication for certain prostitution-related offenses;
    HB 5544 Provide for penalties for bodily injury to or commercial sexual activity involving a minor.

    4/28 House Judiciary, 9:00 a.m. More
    Agenda:
    HB 5494 Modify reference to the commission on law enforcement standards act in the public body law enforcement act;
    HB 5495 Modify reference to peace officer certification under the commission on law enforcement standards act in the wolf-dog cross act;
    HB 5496 Modify reference to inspector certification under the commission on law enforcement standards act in the Michigan unarmed combat regulatory act;
    HB 5497 Modify reference to law enforcement officers certification under the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards in the firearms act;
    HB 5498 Modify reference to certification of law enforcement officers under the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards act in the disclosure by law enforcement officers act, 2006 PA 563;
    HB 5499 Modify reference to sergeant at arms certification under the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards act in the legislative sergeant at arms police powers act;
    HB 5500 Modify reference to peace officer certification under the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards in the Michigan vehicle code;
    HB 5501 Modify reference to peace officer certification under the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards act in the large carnivore act;
    SB 92 Create Michigan commission on law enforcement standards (MCOLES), and provide for powers and duties of that commission;
    SB 93 Revise administration of Michigan justice training fund to reflect changes made under the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards act;
    SB 94 Require certain records of probation to be provided to the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards;
    SB 95 Modify reference to Michigan justice training fund in the revised judicature act of 1961;
    SB 96 Modify reference to Michigan justice training fund in the code of criminal procedure;
    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.

    Legislative Action This Past Week:
    Summary of legislative action on all bills that the State Bar or sections of the State Bar have taken positions.
    HB 4477 (Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Provide for Alternative Service if Party is Protected by a Protective Order) and HB 4479 (The Michigan Penal Code, Assault of a Pregnant Woman) were presented to the Governor on April 20.
    Family Law Section Position on HB 4477: Oppose as Introduced; Support Substitute H-1.
    Criminal Law Section Position on HB 4479: Oppose.

    New Public Acts

Legislation Introduced

Of Legal Interest

    HB 5536 Family law; parenting time; another family member to use parenting time when parent is on active duty outside of Michigan; allow. Amends 1970 PA 91 (MCL 722.21 - 722.31) by adding sec. 7d.

    HB 5542 Criminal procedure; expunction; setting aside certain convictions for victims of human trafficking violations; provide for. Amends sec. 1 of 1965 PA 213 (MCL 780.621).

    HB 5543 Juveniles; crimes; set-aside juvenile adjudication for certain prostitution-related offenses; provide for. Amends sec. 18e, ch. XIIA of 1939 PA 288 (MCL 712A.18e).

    HB 5544 Crimes; penalties; penalties for bodily injury to or commercial sexual activity involving a minor; provide for. Amends secs. 451 & 462f of 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.451 & 750.462f).

    SB 0873 Crime victims; rights; definitions concerning restitution and crime victim notification in the William Van Regenmorter crime victim's rights act; modify. Amends secs. 16, 16a, 44, 44a, 45 & 76 of 1985 PA 87 (MCL 780.766 et seq.) & repeals secs. 16b & 80 of 1985 PA 87 (MCL 780.766b & 780.830).

    SB 0874 Crime victims; rights; judicial considerations in restitution hearings under the William Van Regenmorter crime victim's rights act; modify. Amends sec. 17 of 1985 PA 87 (MCL 780.767).

    SB 0875 Crime victims; notices; certain crime victim notification procedures in the William Van Regenmorter crime victim's rights act; modify. Amends secs. 19, 20, 20a, 22a, 25, 46a, 48, 52, 78a & 84 of 1985 PA 87 (MCL 780.769 et seq.).

    SB 0876 Crime victims; notices; early discharge from probation under the William Van Regenmorter crime victim's rights act; modify notification procedures. Amends secs. 18b, 45a & 77b of 1985 PA 87 (MCL 780.768b et seq.).

    SB 0877 Crime victims; notices; electronic notices and privacy of communication; provide for. Amends secs. 6, 7, 8, 36, 37, 38, 65, 66, 67 & 68 of 1985 PA 87 (MCL 780.756 et seq.).

    SB 0882 Family law; parenting time; another family member to use parenting time when parent is on active duty outside of Michigan; allow. Amends 1970 PA 91 (MCL 722.21 - 722.31) by adding sec. 7d.

    SB 0886 Administrative procedure; exemptions; corrections parole hearings; include in exemptions and make miscellaneous revisions to contested case provisions. Amends secs. 71, 72, 80, 87 & 115 of 1969 PA 306 (MCL 24.271 et seq.).

Of General Interest

    HJR GG Civil rights; equal protection; equal protection discrimination; expand. Amends sec. 2, art. I of the state constitution.

    HB 5546 Property; other; adverse possession of property; revise statutory period to 30 years. Amends sec. 5801 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.5801).

Of General Interest

    HB 5578 Property tax; tax tribunal; certain tribunal determinations in assessment disputes as to the valuation of property; require. Amends sec. 3 of 1973 PA 186 (MCL 205.703) & adds sec. 38.

    HB 5588  Public employees and officers; ethics; crime of altering data used for official reports to intentionally falsify or mislead; create. Amends 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.1 - 750.568 by adding sec. 491a.

    HB 5589 Criminal procedure; sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for altering or tampering with data in an official report; enact. Amends sec. 16x, ch. XVII of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 777.16x).

At the Bar

21st Century Task Force Unveils Vision to Transform Legal Profession

How to and Why You Should Network Face to Face

SBM Member Directory Now Offers Online Scheduling Tool

Notice of Amendments to Local Rules—U.S. District Court

Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section to Host Annual Day of Education

April 29 Board of Commissioners Public Policy Agenda
The Public Policy, Image and Identity Committee will be meeting on Friday, April 29, 2016 to make recommendations for the full Board of Commissioners on public policy items. The agenda can be found online. Members of the State Bar are invited to submit comments to Board of Commissioners on any of the items on the agenda. All comments received before the April 29 meeting will be shared with the Board.


Links of Interest

SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Michigan Supreme Court
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