Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
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September 19, 2016
Volume 14, Issue 38

In the Capitol

Committee Meetings of Interest This Week—Complete List

9/20 House Criminal Justice, 9:00 a.m. More
Agenda:
SB 291 Provide compensation for wrongful imprisonment for crime;
Prisons & Corrections Section Position on SB 291: Support.
HB 5815 Provide for reentry services and housing for individuals released from prison without parole due to the prisoner's conviction or sentence being overturned;
HB 5667 Modify allowable grams of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine for purchase;
HB 5670 Provide for penalties for person engaged in cruel treatment of companion animal in presence of a child;
HB 5808 Allow under certain circumstances testimony of expert witnesses regarding behavior pattern of human trafficking victims.

9/20 House Judiciary, 12:00 p.m. More
Agenda:
HB 5626 Prohibit under certain circumstances advertise for, solicit, or recruit prospective adoptive or biological parents or guardians to participate in certain transfers of a child;
HB 5627 Update sentencing guidelines for certain adoption violations;
HB 5628 Prohibit unregulated custody transfer, and provide penalties for;
HB 5629 Prohibit use of parental power of attorney to permanently transfer custody of a child;
HB 5653 Create uniform electronic legal material act;
HB 5791 Prohibit additional period of suspension under certain circumstances for suspension of license for certain violations;
SB 289 Prohibit claims of patent infringement made in bad faith, and provide remedies for.

9/20 Senate Health Policy, 12:30 p.m. More
Agenda Item of Interest:
HB 4674 Modify assisted outpatient treatment program.
SBM Position HB 4674: Support the Portions of the Bill That Improve the Functioning of the Courts.
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section Position on HB 4674: Support.
Judicial Section Position on HB 4674: Support.

9/20 Senate Judiciary, 3:00 p.m. More
Agenda:
HB 4588 Allow under certain circumstances off-campus law enforcement by private college security officers;
HB 5181 Expand arrest authority of certain peace officers to include airport authority police in certain circumstances;
HB 5618 Revise requirements and procedures for suspension or expulsion;
HB 5619 Require public school officials to consider use of restorative justice measures in disciplinary situations;
HB 5620 Encourage bullying policy to include provisions for restorative justice;
HB 5621 Require reporting of certain incidents and discipline;
HB 5693 Modify requirement for mandatory expulsion for certain criminal offenses;
HB 5694 Modify requirement for mandatory expulsion for assault on another pupil;
HB 5695 Modify requirement for mandatory expulsion for assault against school personnel;
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;
SB 1029 Enhance penalties for moving violation causing physical injury or death to a vulnerable roadway user;
SB 1030 Provide for sentencing guidelines for crime of committing a moving violation causing death of vulnerable roadway user;
SB 1076 Establish requirement for operator of a motor vehicle to maintain a 5-foot distance when passing a bicyclist; 
SB 1077 Establish requirement for operator of a motor vehicle to maintain a 5-foot distance when passing bicyclists;
SB 1078 Require at least 3 hours of instruction time for training component for drivers regarding safety for bicyclists on the road.

9/22 House Education, 9:00 a.m. More
Agenda Items of Interest:
HB 5409 Provide for statement of findings and intent regarding state policy on schoolwide positive intervention and support plans;
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section on HB 5409: Support.
HB 5410 Require department of education to develop state policy establishing a schoolwide positive behavioral intervention and support plan;
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section on HB 5410: Support.
HB 5411 Provide for certain requirements for state policy on schoolwide positive behavioral intervention and support plan;
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section on HB 5411: Support.
HB 5412 Require restrictions on use of seclusion and restraint to be included in state policy on schoolwide positive intervention and support plans;
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section on HB 5412: Support.
HB 5413 Require requirements for documentation and reporting to be included in state policy on schoolwide positive intervention and support plans;
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section on HB 5413: Support.
HB 5414 Require certain provisions concerning emergency intervention to be included in state policy on schoolwide positive behavioral intervention and support plans;
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section on HB 5414: Support.
HB 5415 Require certain provisions concerning data collection to be included in state policy on schoolwide positive behavioral intervention and support plans;
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section on HB 5415: Support.
HB 5416 Require certain provisions concerning training to be included in state policy on schoolwide positive behavioral intervention and support plans;
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section on HB 5416: Support.
HB 5417 Provide for definitions for state policy on schoolwide positive behavioral intervention and support plans;
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section on HB 5417: Support.
HB 5418 Require nonpublic schools to adopt and implement policy concerning schoolwide positive behavioral intervention and support.
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section on HB 5418: Support.

Legislation Introduced 9/6–9/8
Last week bills were introduced in the following areas of law:

In the Hall of Justice

Michigan Supreme Court Marks Anniversary of Order to Ensure Access to Courts for People with Disabilities

Constitution Day Celebrated September 19; Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr. and Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Borello to Address Visitors to the Michigan Hall of Justice

Michigan Supreme Court Announces Cases for October 2016 Oral Arguments

At the Bar

Snapchat—It's for Lawyers, too

September 21 Board of Commissioners Public Policy Agenda
The Public Policy, Image and Identity Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, September 21, 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.


Links of Interest

SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Michigan Supreme Court
Michigan Legislature
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