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September 18, 2017
Volume 15, Issue 36

In the Capitol

9/19 House Law & Justice, 9:00 a.m. MORE
Agenda:
HB 4939 Amend drinking age effective date of certain provisions;

9/19 House Judiciary, 12:00 p.m. MORE
Agenda:
HB 4821 Require appointment of the state or county public administrator as personal representative of a decedent's estate in a formal proceeding, and modify powers and duties of public administrators acting as personal representatives;
HB 4822 Require appointment of the state or county public administrator as personal representative of a decedent's estate in a formal proceeding, and modify powers and duties of public administrators acting as personal representatives;
HB 4500 Clarify sentencing guidelines scoring of offense variable that an embryo or fetus must be scored as a victim;
HB 4458 Modify penalty for failure to comply with certain licensing requirements;
SB 80 Expand samples used for chemical analysis to include urine, and expand implied consent under certain circumstances.

9/19 Senate Judiciary, 3:00 p.m. MORE
Agenda:
SB 527 Modify weapon requirements for foster parents;
SB 471 Provide for setting aside juvenile adjudication for completion of the Michigan youth challeNGe academy;
SB 52 Eliminate statute of limitations for sexual abuse of a child.

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.
SB 100 (Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Recovery of Costs and Fees in an Action Involving this States) passed the Senate 32 to 3 on September 14th.

SB 101 (Administrative Procedures Act of 1969, Award of Costs and Fees to Prevailing Party in a Case Involving this State) passed the Senate 32 to 3 on September 14th.

SB 385 was reported out of Senate Regulatory Reform on September 14th.
Consumer Law Section Position: Oppose.

SB 435 (Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Certification of Drug Treatment Courts by SCAO) passed the Senate 37 to 0 on September 12th.
SBM Position: Support.
Criminal Law Section Position: Support.

SB 436 (Michigan Vehicle Code, Certification of DWI/Sobriety Court by SCAO) passed the Senate 37 to 0 on September 12th.
SBM Position: Support.
Criminal Law Section Position: Support.

SB 437 (Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Certification of Mental Health Courts by SCAO) passed the Senate 37 to 0 on September 12th.
SBM Position: Support.
Criminal Law Section Position: Support.

SB 438 (Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Certification of Veterans Courts by SCAO) passed the Senate 37 to 0 on September 12th.
SBM Position: Support.
Criminal Law Section Position: Support.

Legislation Introduced 9/12–9/14
Last week bills were introduced in the following areas of law:

In the Hall of Justice

Michigan Supreme Court Public Administrative Hearing—September 20, 2017
The Michigan Supreme Court will hold a public administrative hearing on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, beginning at 9:30 a.m. To reserve a place on the agenda, please notify the Office of Administrative Counsel in writing at P.O. Box 30052, Lansing, MI 48909, or by e-mail at ADMcomment@courts.mi.gov no later than Monday, September 18, 2017.
The Agenda can be found online.

At the Bar

September 27 Board of Commissioners Public Policy Agenda
The Public Policy Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 to make recommendations for the full Board of Commissioners on public policy items. The agenda is posted 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 September 27 meeting will be shared with the Board.

September 28 Representative Assembly Agenda
The Representative Assembly will be meeting on Thursday, September 28, 2017. The agenda is posted online. Members of the State Bar are invited to submit comments to Assembly on any of the items on the agenda. All comments received before September 27 will be shared with the Assembly.

SBM NEXT Conference Set for Sept. 27-29 in Detroit

Seminar to Empower Senior Citizens Set for October 11

SBM Representative Assembly to Present Awards at NEXT Conference


Links of Interest

SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Public Acts
Michigan Supreme Court
Michigan Legislature
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