Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
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October 3, 2016
Volume 14, Issue 40

In the Capitol

The House of Representatives and Senate have adjourned until the week of October 19th.
House Schedule
Senate Schedule

Committee Meetings of Interest This Week—Complete List
10/5 Criminal Justice Policy Commission, 9:00 a.m. More

In the Hall of Justice

The Michigan Supreme Court Will Hear the First Case of the 2016-2017 Term in the Old Supreme Court Courtroom at the Capitol on October 5; Additional Cases to be Heard at the Hall of Justice

Probation Supervision Programs in Courts Statewide Awarded More Than $3 Million in Grants

Appointments
2016-01—Appointments to the Attorney Discipline Board
Issued: 9/28/16
Effective: 10/1/16

At the Bar

How Lawyers are Using Social Media in 2016

Two Judicial Vacancies

The Board of Commissioners held an electronic vote September 27-29, 2016 at which time the State Bar of Michigan adopted the following public policy positions:
HB 5727 (Lucido) Courts; juries; increase in juror compensation; provide for. Amends sec. 151e of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.151e).
POSITION: Support.
(Position adopted by roll call vote: Unanimous with the following abstentions: Cunningham, Fink.)

HB 5842 (Heise) Courts; appointed counsel; Michigan indigent criminal defense commission; reestablish within the department of licensing and regulatory affairs.
HB 5843 (Howrylak) Courts; appointed counsel; Michigan indigent defense commission; reestablish in the department of licensing and regulatory affairs.
HB 5844 (Kesto) Courts; appointed counsel; Michigan indigent defense commission; reestablish in the department of licensing and regulatory affairs.
HB 5845 (Guerra) Courts; appointed counsel; Michigan indigent defense commission; reestablish in the department of licensing and regulatory affairs.
HB 5846 (LaGrand) Courts; appointed counsel; reference to autonomy; eliminate and establish a salary and expenses structure.
POSITION: Support.
(Position adopted by roll call vote: Commissioners voting in favor of the position: Anderson, Barnes, Buchanan, Canady, Davidson, Dunnings, Gardella, Grieco, Haroutunian, E., Haroutunian, K., Heath, Herrmann, Hohauser, Jane, McCarthy, McGill, Moss, Nolan, Olsman, Perkins, Pero, Radke, Riordan, Rockwell, Shekell, Siriani, Warnez, Washington. Commissioners voting against the position: McGinnis, Ulrich. Commissioners abstaining: Cunningham, Fink.)

SB 1045 (Jones) Courts; other; sunset on e-filing fee; extend.
POSITION: Support.
(Position adopted by roll call vote: Unanimous with the following abstentions: Cunningham, Fink.)


Links of Interest

SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Michigan Supreme Court
Michigan Legislature
MCL Search Engines