Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
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September 6, 2016
Volume 14, Issue 36

In the Capitol

Committee Meetings of Interest This Week—Complete List

9/6 Senate Judiciary, 3:00 p.m. More
SB 982 Update uniform fraudulent transfer act;
SB 983 Revise business corporation act reference to uniform fraudulent transfer act to reflect renaming of act.
SB 984 Revise nonprofit corporation act reference to uniform fraudulent transfer act to reflect renaming of act;
SB 985 Revise support and parenting time enforcement act reference to uniform fraudulent transfer act to reflect renaming of act;
SB 1028 Provide for reentry services and housing for individuals released from prison without parole due to the prisoner's conviction or sentence being overturned;
HB 5230 Prohibit indemnity agreement in snowplow and deicing services contracts;
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.
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.

9/7 House Local Government, 12:00 p.m. More
Agenda Item of Interest:
SB 239 Eliminate breed discrimination.
Animal Law Section Position on SB 239: Support.

9/8 House Military & Veterans Affairs, 10:30 a.m. More
HB 5288 Require certain notifications to board of law examiners to individuals licensed to practice law as a military spouse;
HB 5289 Provide for license to practice law for military spouse under certain conditions.
SBM Position on HB 5288 and HB 5289: Support.

Legislation Introduced
During the two session days over the summer, bills have been introduced in the following areas of law:

In the Hall of Justice

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Michigan Supreme Court Public Administrative Hearing
The Michigan Supreme Court will hold a public administrative hearing on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, in the Supreme Court courtroom located on the sixth floor of the Michigan Hall of Justice, 925 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing, Michigan 48915.  The hearing will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. and adjourn no later than 11:30 a.m. Persons who wish to address the Court regarding matters on the agenda will be allotted three minutes each to present their views, after which the speakers may be questioned by the Justices. To reserve a place on the agenda, please notify the Office of Administrative Counsel in writing at P.O. Box 30052, Lansing, Michigan 48909, or by e-mail at, no later than Monday, September 12, 2016.
Complete Agenda

At the Bar

Judicial Vacancy—Roscommon County Probate Court

SBM Annual Meeting Set for Sept. 21-23 in Grand Rapids

Insurance & Indemnity Law Section to Host Commercial Property Program

Paralegal/Legal Assistant Section to Host Educational Program

Links of Interest

SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Michigan Supreme Court
Michigan Legislature
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