Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
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October 17, 2016
Volume 14, Issue 42

In the Capitol

Committee Meetings of Interest This Week—Complete List

10/18 Senate Judiciary, 3:00 p.m. More
Agenda:
SB 1083 Modify under certain circumstances the procedure for destruction or expunction of a DNA sample or DNA identification profile;
HB 4651 Modify penalties for unendorsed motorcycle riders;
HB 5215 Provide penalties and prohibition to remove a dog collar for under certain circumstances;
Testimony Only:
HB 4947 Modify age of juvenile court jurisdiction and location of juvenile detention in some instances;
Criminal Law Section Position on HB 4947: Support.
Prisons & Corrections Section Position on HB 4947: Support.
HB 4948 Provide for jurisdiction in the family division of circuit court for juveniles under age 18 arrested for nonlisted offenses;
Criminal Law Section Position on HB 4948: Support.
Prisons & Corrections Section Position on HB 4948: Support.
HB 4949 Modify age of juvenile court jurisdiction in juvenile diversion act;
Criminal Law Section Position on HB 4949: Support.
Prisons & Corrections Section Position on HB 4949: Support.
HB 4950 Modify age of juvenile jurisdiction in youth rehabilitation services act;
Criminal Law Section Position on HB 4950: Support.
Prisons & Corrections Section Position on HB 4950: Support.
HB 4951 Modify age of juvenile in disposition of persons found not guilty by reason of insanity;
Criminal Law Section Position on HB 4951: Support.
Prisons & Corrections Section Position on HB 4951: Support.
HB 4952 Revise code of criminal procedure to revise age limit for procedures for sentencing juveniles prosecuted for personal protection order violation;
Criminal Law Section Position on HB 4952: Support.
Prisons & Corrections Section Position on HB 4952: Support.
HB 4953 Modify definition of adult in Michigan indigent defense commission act;
Criminal Law Section Position on HB 4953: Support.
Prisons & Corrections Section Position on HB 4953: Support.
HB 4954 Raise age eligibility for youthful trainee status to 18 years;
Criminal Law Section Position on HB 4954: Support.
Prisons & Corrections Section Position on HB 4954: Support.
HB 4955 Revise criteria for juveniles who may be sentenced in the same manner as an adult;
Criminal Law Section Position on HB 4955: Support.
Prisons & Corrections Section Position on HB 4955: Support.
HB 4956 Modify factors to consider when determining jurisdiction over juveniles in certain circumstances;
Criminal Law Section Position on HB 4956: Support.
Prisons & Corrections Section Position on HB 4956: Support.
HB 4957 Modify detention of juveniles in certain circumstances;
Prisons & Corrections Section Position on HB 4957: Support.
HB 4958 Preclude prejudication confinement of juveniles under 18 years of age in jail;
Prisons & Corrections Section Position on HB 4958: Support.
HB 4959 Prohibit of youth under 18 placement with adults during confinement, trial, or transport;
Prisons & Corrections Section Position on HB 4959: Support.
HB 4960 Eliminate certain offenses that do not require adult sentencing from the list of specified juvenile offenses in code of criminal procedure;
Criminal Law Section Position on HB 4960: Support.
HB 4961 Modify specified juvenile violation definition in the revised judicature act;
Criminal Law Section Position on HB 4961: Support.
HB 4962 Modify specified juvenile violation definition in probate code of 1939;
Criminal Law Section Position on HB 4962: Support.
HB 4963 Require monitoring and oversight of juveniles under the age of 18 placed under the jurisdiction of the department of corrections, and provide for certain reporting;
HB 4964 Increase county child care fund reimbursement rate;
HB 4965 Establish family advisory board;
Criminal Law Section Position on HB 4965: Support.
Prisons & Corrections Section Position on HB 4965: Support.
HB 4966 Develop policies to limit time confined in cells for incarcerated individuals under 21 years of age.

10/19 Senate Families, Seniors, and Human Services, 3:00 p.m. More
Agenda Item of Interest:
SB 925 Prohibit under certain circumstances advertise for, solicit, or recruit prospective adoptive or biological parents or guardians to participate in certain transfers of a child;
Family Law Section Position on SB 925: Oppose.

In the Hall of Justice

Over 200 high school students from Downriver communities to witness Michigan Supreme Court oral argument October 19

Michigan Supreme Court appoints Kathryn Loomis Reporter of Decisions First Woman to Serve in the Post

At the Bar

2016 Bar Admission Information & Ceremonies

Social Media in Late 2016

SBM to Present "Tips and Tools" for a Successful Practice Seminar

SBM Young Lawyers to Host Breakfast Billing Seminar with ICLE

Sections and Committees
The Business Law Section submitted public policy position reports on the following items:
Support: HB 5710 Businesses; business corporations; benefit corporations; authorize in business corporation act. Amends 1972 PA 284 (MCL 450.1101 - 450.2098) by adding ch. 9A.

Support: HB 5711 Businesses; business corporations; benefit corporations; require annual benefit report. Amends 1972 PA 284 (MCL 450.1101 - 450.2098) by adding sec. 961 to ch. 9A.

Support: HB 5712 Businesses; business corporations; business corporation act; general revisions concerning formation of benefit corporations. Amends secs. 105, 106, 131, 202, 211, 745, 746 & 762 of 1972 PA 284 (MCL 450.1105 et seq.).

Support: HB 5713 Businesses; business corporations; benefit corporations; establish annual report filing requirements. Amends sec. 911 of 1972 PA 284 (MCL 450.1911).

Support: SB 1048 Businesses; business corporations; general revisions to business corporation act; provide for.


Links of Interest

SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Michigan Supreme Court
Michigan Legislature
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