Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
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November 14, 2016
Volume 14, Issue 45

In the Capitol

The House of Representatives and Senate have adjourned until the week of November 29th.
House Schedule
Senate Schedule

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.
HB 4674 (Mental Health Code) passed the House 103 to 2 on November 9. The bill will now goes to the governor.
SBM Position: Support the portions of the bill that improve the functioning of the courts.
Elder Law & Disability Rights Position: Support.
Judicial Section Position: Support.

SB 597 (A Bill Relating to Certain Trusts) passed the Senate unanimously on November 10. The bill now goes to the governor.

Legislation Introduced 11/9–11/10
Last week bills were introduced in the following areas of law:

In the Hall of Justice

$750K in Grants Awarded to Veterans Treatment Courts Statewide

At the Bar

November 18 Board of Commissioners Public Policy Agenda
The Public Policy, Image and Identity Committee will be meeting on Friday, November 18, 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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