Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
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July 11, 2016
Volume 14, Issue 28

In the Capitol

Committee Meetings of Interest Next Week—Complete List

7/13 Senate Judiciary, 10:30 a.m. More
Agenda:
SB 1021 Allow children's advocacy centers to have access to confidential records under certain circumstances;
SB 1022 Provide for establish process and liability exemption for certain information disclosed by former employing law enforcement agency to a law enforcement agency seeking to hire a law enforcement officer;
HB 5649 Exempt individuals possessing controlled substances and controlled substance analogues from possession penalties in certain circumstances;
HB 5650 Exempt individuals using controlled substances and controlled substance analogues from use penalties in certain circumstances;
SB 1017 Increase penalties for assault of an individual with a developmental disability;
SB 1018 Provide for sentencing guidelines for crime of assaulting a developmentally disabled individual;
SB 1027 Prohibit sex offender working at or volunteering for an organization that works with individuals less than 18 years of age or sexual assault victims;
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;
HB 5503 Preclude appellate review of certain court orders by probate court;
SBM Position on HB 5503: Support.
Probate & Estate Planning Section Position on HB 5503: Support.
Testimony Only:
SB 927 Prohibit and provide penalties for willfully accessing of motor vehicle electronic system to destroy, damage, impair, alter, or control the vehicle;
SB 928 Provide sentencing guidelines for crime of accessing motor vehicle electronic system to destroy, damage, impair, alter, or control the vehicle;
HB 5273 Eliminate veto power for successor judges related to certain parole decisions;
Criminal Law Section Position on HB 5273: Support.
Prisons & Corrections Section Position on HB 5273: Support.

In the Hall of Justice

MSC Order: Makenzie Greer v Advantage Health

MSC Opinion: Peter Deacon v Pandora Media, Inc.

At the Bar

Judicial Vacancy—18th Probate Court

Is There a Book in Your Future?

State Bar of Michigan Announces 2016 Election Results

July 22 Board of Commissioners Public Policy Agenda
The Public Policy, Image and Identity Committee will be meeting on Friday, July 22, 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 July 22 meeting will be shared with the Board.


Links of Interest

SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Michigan Supreme Court
Michigan Legislature
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