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May 22, 2017
Volume 15, Issue 21

FOCUS: LARA Approves the MIDC Standards
The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has officially approved the first 4 minimum standards proposed by the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission.
Michigan Indigent Defense Commission Approved Minimum Standards

In the Capitol

5/23 House Law & Justice, 9:00 a.m. MORE
Agenda:
HB 4355 Modify exemption from prosecution of law enforcement officers from criminal prosecution for certain prostitution offenses committed while the officer is working;
SB 275 Modify exemption from prosecution of law enforcement officers from criminal prosecution for certain prostitution offenses committed while the officer is working;
Presentation on Safe and Secure Rehabilitation.

5/23 House Judiciary, 12:00 p.m. MORE
Agenda:
Presentations on Child Custody;
SB 245 Allow spring-assisted knife;
HB 4575 Extend sunset for fee for publication of legal notice for annual increases for inflation.

5/23 House Judiciary, 2:30 p.m. MORE
Agenda:
SB 333 Revise types of cases heard by the business court;
HB 4416 Repeal certain provisions regarding weapons;
HB 4417 Update references to firearms in 1927 PA 372;
HB 4418 Update references to firearms in natural resources and environmental protection act;
HB 4419 Update sentencing guidelines for firearms.

5/23 Senate Judiciary, 3:00 p.m. MORE
Agenda:
SB 381 Modify service of notices to surety bonds;
SB 383 Modify procedure for 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;
SB 364 Create law enforcement technology, active shooter, and officer safety act;
SB 366 Create provisional license to carry a concealed pistol.

5/24 House Appropriations, 9:00 a.m. MORE
Agenda Items of Interest:
HB 4612 Extend sunset of certain permissible costs;
HB 4613 Create trial court funding commission, and prescribe powers and duties.

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 4209 and HB 4210 (Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Juror Compensation) were reported out of Senate Judiciary as substitutes on May 18.
SBM Position on HB 4209 and HB 4210: Support as passed the House.
Criminal Law Section Position on HB 4209: Support.
Criminal Law Section Position on HB 4210: Oppose Substitute S-1.

HB 4211 (The Michigan Penal Code, Testimony of Expert Witnesses Regarding Behavior Pattern of Human Trafficking Victims) passed the House 106 to 1 on May 17.

HB 4233 (Judiciary Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018) passed the House 63 to 44 on May 17.

HB 4288 (An Act to Make Uniform the Laws Relating to Support Enforcement) passed the Senate 35 to 2 and was presented to the Governor on May 16.

HB 4302 (The Michigan Penal Code, Assault of Court Personnel) was reported out of House Law & Justice without amendment on May 16.

HB 4303 (The Michigan Penal Code, Crime of Assaulting a Prosecuting Attorney and Other Public Officers) was reported out of House Law & Justice as substitute H-3 on May 16.

HB 4304 (The Code of Criminal Procedure, Sentencing Guidelines for Crime of Assaulting or Obstructing Certain Officials that Causes Serious Impairment) was reported out of House Law & Justice without amendment on May 16.

HB 4412 (Tax Tribunal Act, Tribunal Procedures) was reported out of House Tax Policy as substitute H-2 on May 17.
Taxation Section Position on HB 4412: Support.

SB 0106 (Probate Code of 1939, Jurisdiction of Court Regarding Truancy and Chronic Absenteeism) passed the Senate 35 to 2 on May 18.

SB 0333 (Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Types of Cases Heard by the Business Court) passed the Senate 37 to 0 on May 16.

Legislation Introduced 5/16–5/18
Last week bills were introduced in the following areas of law:

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Links of Interest

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