Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
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December 12, 2016
Volume 14, Issue 49

In the Capitol

The legislature is expected to finish work for the 2015–2016 legislative session this week. Any bills that are not passed by both chambers by the end of this week, will be legislatively dead, and will have to be reintroduced in the next legislative session for consideration.

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 4520 (An Act to Regulate Relationships Between Landlords and Tenants Relative to Rental Agreements for Rental Units) passed the House with substitute H-2 on 12/8 55 to 50.

HB 5024 (A Bill to Create the Impaired Driving Safety Commission) passed the Senate 37 to 0 on 12/7.
Marijuana Law Section Position: Support with Recommended Amendments.

HB 5273 (Corrections Code of 1953, Veto Power for Successor Judges) passed the Senate 36 to 1 on 12/7.
Criminal Law Section Position: Support.
Prisons & Corrections Section Position: Support.

HB 5409 (The Revised School Code, State Policy on Schoolwide Positive Intervention) passed the House with Substitute H-1 on 12/7 81 to 25.
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section Position: Support.

HB 5410 (The Revised School Code, State Policy Establishing a Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Intervention) passed the House with Substitute H-1 on 12/7 84 to 23.
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section Position: Support.

HB 5411 (The Revised School Code, State Policy on Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Intervention) passed the House on 12/7 84 to 23. 
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section Position: Support.

HB 5412 (The Revised School Code, State Policy on Schoolwide Positive Intervention) passed the House with Substitute H-1 on 12/7 83 to 24.
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section Position: Support.

HB 5413 (The Revised School Code, State Policy on Schoolwide Positive Intervention) passed the House with Substitute H-3 on 12/7 85 to 22.
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section Position: Support.

HB 5414 (The Revised School Code, State Policy on Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Intervention) passed the House with Substitute H-1 on 12/7 84 to 23.
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section Position: Support.

HB 5415 (The Revised School Code, State Policy on Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Intervention) passed the House with Substitute H-1 on 12/7 84 to 23.
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section Position: Support.

HB 5416 (The Revised School Code, State Policy on Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Intervention) passed the House with Substitute H-1 on 12/7 85 to 22.
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section Position: Support.

HB 5417 (The Revised School Code, State Policy on Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Intervention) passed the House with Substitute H-3 on 12/7 84 to 23.
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section Position: Support.

HB 5520 (Requirement that Judgment of Divorce Contain Provisions Regarding Wife's Dower Rights) passed the House on 12/7 64 to 43.

HB 5815 (Corrections Code of 1953, Reentry Services) passed the House on 12/7 106 to 0.
Prisons & Corrections Section Position: Support.

SB 291 (A Bill to Provide Compensation for Individuals Wrongfully Imprisoned for Crimes) passed the House 104 to 2 and the amendments were concurred on in the Senate.
Prisons & Corrections Section Position: Support.

SB 1109 (Administrative Procedures Act of 1969, Minimum Standards for Indigent Defense) passed the House on 12/7 103 to 4.

Legislation Introduced 12/6–12/8
Last week bills were introduced in the following areas of law:

In the Hall of Justice

Proposed Amendment
SCAO's Foster Care Review Board Honored for 'Highest Level' of Service to Michigan Foster Children

Rule Amendments
2014-03—Administrative Order No. 2016-5 (new antinepotism policy and rescission of Administrative Order No. 1996-11)
Issued: 12/7/16
Effective: 1/1/17

At the Bar

The Executive Committee met on December 6, 2016 at which time the State Bar of Michigan adopted the following public policy position:
ADM File No. 2015-02 - Proposed Amendment of Rule 7.213 of the Michigan Court Rules
This proposal, submitted by the Michigan Court of Appeals, would make permanent the mediation pilot project that has been operating under authority of Administrative Order No. 2015-8 since October 2015. The proposed amendments have been adopted with immediate effect to enable the mediation program to continue during the comment period.
SBM Position: Support with Amendments.


Links of Interest

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