Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
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June 19, 2017
Volume 15, Issue 25

In the Capitol

6/20 House Judiciary, 8:15 a.m. MORE
Agenda:
SB 383 Law enforcement; records; 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; modify. 
HB 4298 Children; protection; electronic video recording of child interrogations in child protection cases; require. 
HB 4299 Criminal procedure; evidence; consideration of videorecorded statements in certain proceedings; allow. 
HB 4300 Children; protection; videorecorded statements; allow to be used in child protective services hearings, increase fines for improper release of, and require to be retained for certain period of time. 
Children's Law Section Position on HB 4298 – HB 4300: Support.
HB 4691 Family law; child custody; joint custody in every custody dispute between parents; mandate except in certain circumstances.
Family Law Section Position on HB 4691: Oppose.

6/20 House Law & Justice, 9:00 a.m. MORE
Agenda:
HB 4716 Children; parental rights; termination of parental rights for subjecting child to undergo female genital mutilation; require. 
SB 410 Health occupations; health professionals; permanent revocation of occupational license or registration if convicted of female genital mutilation violation under state law; provide for. 
SB 433 Marihuana; facilities; background check requirements for prospective licensees; modify.

6/20 House Government Operations, 10:30 a.m. MORE
Agenda Items of Interest:
HB 4759 Property; conveyances; transfer of certain state-owned property in Ingham County; provide for. 
HB 4053 State; symbol; English; establish as official state language. 
HB 4679 Legislature; reports; fiscal note on the financial impact of legislation; require.

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 (Juror Compensation) were signed by the Governor and are now Public Act 51 and 52.
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 (Testimony of Expert Witnesses Regarding Behavior Pattern of Human Trafficking) was signed by the Governor and is now Public Act 53.

HB 4302HB 4304 (Increased penalties for assaulting court personnel) were reported out of Senate Judiciary without Amendment on June 15.

HB 4312 (Eligibility Requirements for Attorney Licensed in Another State to Practice Law in Michigan) Substitute H-1 was adopted by the House on June 15, waiting for final passage in the House.

HB 4575 (Fee for Publication of Legal Notice) advanced to the third reading in the Senate.

HB 4612 (The Code of Criminal Procedure, Certain Permissible Costs) and HB 4613 (A Bill to Create the Trial Court Funding Commission) passed the Senate 38 to 0 on June 15.
SBM Position on HB 4612 and HB 4613: Support.
Criminal Law Section Position on HB 4612 and HB 4613: Support.

SB 419 (Considerations for Returning Child to Custody of Parent) was reported out of Senate Families, Seniors, and Human Services with Substitute S-1 on June 13.

SB 420 (Considerations for Returning Child to Custody of Parent) was reported out of Senate Families, Seniors, and Human Services without amendment on June 13.

SB 421 (Considerations for Returning Child to Custody of Parent) was reported out of Senate Families, Seniors, and Human Services without amendment on June 13.

SB 435 (Certification of Drug Treatment Courts by the State Court Administrative Office) was reported out of Senate Judiciary without amendment on June 15.

SB 436 (Certification of DWI/Sobriety Court by the State Court Administrative Office) was reported out of Senate Judiciary without amendment on June 15.

SB 437 (Certification of Mental Health Courts by the State Court Administrative Office) was reported out of Senate Judiciary without amendment on June 15.

SB 438 (Certification of Veterans Courts by the State Court Administrative Office) was reported out of Senate Judiciary without amendment on June 15.

Legislation Introduced 6/13–6/15
Last week bills were introduced in the following areas of law:


Links of Interest

SBM Public Policy Resource Center
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Michigan Supreme Court
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