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HB 5985 Criminal procedure; indigent defense; Michigan indigent defense commission; modify. Amends secs. 3, 5, 7, 11, 13 & 15 of 2013 PA 93 (MCL 780.983 et seq.).

The Board of Commissioners may conduct an electronic vote to take a position on the bill above on May 29th. Members of the Bar who wish to submit comments on them to the Board may do so through the comment submission form, or by emailing Peter Cunningham, Director of Governmental Relations, at pcunningham@michbar.org.

2017-2018 At the Capitol

Executive Budget Recommendation for the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission

POSITION: Support.

 

SB 0895 (Bieda) Civil procedure: other. Civil procedure; other; court of claims notification requirements and statute of limitations; exempt claims under the wrongful imprisonment compensation act. Amends secs. 6431 & 6452 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.6431 & 600.6452).

SB 896 (Jones) Civil procedure: other. Civil procedure; other; wrongful imprisonment compensation act; extend the time for claims by individuals who were released before the effective date of the act. Amends sec. 7 of 2016 PA 343 (MCL 691.1757).

POSITON: Support.

 

In the Hall of Justice

Proposed Amendment of Rule 2.228 of the Michigan Court Rules (ADM File No. 2017-12)Mistrial (Michigan Bar Journal March 2018, p. 70)

STATUS: Comment Period Expired 05/01/18; Public Hearing to be Scheduled
POSITON: Support with further amendments:

MCR 2.228 Transfer to Court of Claims

(A) A notice of transfer to the Court of Claims must be provided before or at the time the defendant files an answer. After that time, the defendant may seek a transfer to the Court of Claims by motion under MCR 2.221.

(B) After the time provided in subrule (A)—

(1) If the court in which a civil action is pending has concurrent jurisdiction with the Court of Claims, the defendant must seek leave to file a notice of transfer and the court may grant leave if it is satisfied that the facts on which the motion is based were not and could not with reasonable diligence have been known to the moving party more than 14 days before the motion was filed.

(2) If the court in which a civil action is pending does not have subject matter jurisdiction because the case is within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Court of Claims, MCR 2.227 governs.

 

Proposed Amendment of Rules 5.125 and 5.409 of the Michigan Court Rules (ADM File No. 2016-19/2016-28) – Interested Persons Defined; Report of Guardian; Inventories and Accounts of Conservators (Michigan Bar Journal February 2018, p. 70)

STATUS: Comment Period Expired 04/01/18; Public Hearing to be Scheduled

POSITION: Support the amendments to MCR 5.125 with the recommendation that “adult child” is defined in MCR 5.125(C)(1).

No position on the amendments to MCR 5.409 as currently drafted and recommend that it be amended for clarification and correction.

 

Proposed Amendment of Rule 6.610 of the Michigan Court Rules (ADM File No. 2016-08) – Criminal Procedure Generally (Michigan Bar Journal February 2018, p. 71)

STATUS: Comment Period Expired 04/01/18; Public Hearing to be Scheduled

POSITION: Support.

 

Proposed Addition of Rule 6.417 of the Michigan Court Rules (ADM File No. 2017-10) – Mistrial (Michigan Bar Journal March 2018, p. 70)

STATUS: Comment Period Expired 05/01/18; Public Hearing to be Scheduled

POSITON: Support with amendments:

Before ordering a mistrial, the court must give each defendant and the government prosecutor an opportunity to comment on the record regarding the propriety of the order, to state whether that party consents or objects, and to suggest alternatives.

 

Proposed Amendment of 6.429 of the Michigan Court Rules (ADM File No. 2015-04) – Correction and Appeal of Sentence (Michigan Bar Journal March 2018, p. 70)

STATUS: Comment Period Expired 05/01/18; Public Hearing to be Scheduled

POSITON: Support the proposed amendments recommended by Timothy A. Baughman which differentiate between an invalid and an illegal sentence.

 

Proposed Amendments of Rules 6.310, 6.429, and 6.431 of the Michigan Court Rules (ADM File No. 2016-42) – Withdrawal or Vacation of Plea; Correction and Appeal of Sentence; New Trial (Michigan Bar Journal February 2018, p. 70)

STATUS: Comment Period Expired 04/01/18; Public Hearing to be Scheduled

POSITION: Support the proposed amendments with the following corrections as presented in bold font:

MCR 6.310 – Timely filing may be shown by a sworn statement filed with the motion, which must set form the date of deposit…

MCR 6.429 –

If a motion to withdraw correct an invalid sentence is received.

Timely filing may be shown by a sworn statement filed with the motion, which must set form the date of deposit…

MCR 6.431 – Timely filing may be shown by a sworn statement filed with the motion, which must set form the date of deposit…

 

Proposed Amendments of Rules 9.112 and 9.131 of the Michigan Court Rules (ADM File No. 2016-30) – Requests for Investigation; Investigation of Member or Employee of Board or Commission; Investigation of Attorney Representing Respondent or Witness; Representation by Member or Employee of Board or Commission.  (Michigan Bar Journal February 2018, p. 72)

STATUS: Comment Period Expired 04/01/18; Public Hearing to be Scheduled

POSITION: Support the proposed amendments while suggesting that the Court consider expanding the rule to include other relations, such as domestic partners, significant others, and adult relatives.

 

Proposed Amendment of Rule 9.122 of the Michigan Court Rules (ADM File No. 2016-45) – Review by Supreme Court (Michigan Bar Journal February 2018, p. 73)

STATUS: Comment Period Expired 04/01/18; Public Hearing to be Scheduled

POSITION: Support the proposed amendment with the recommendation to extend the deadline from 56 days to 180 days.

 

Alternative Proposed Amendments of Rule 1.16 of the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct (ADM File No. 2016-31) – Declining or Terminating Representation (Michigan Bar Journal February 2018, p. 73)

STATUS: Comment Period Expired 04/01/18; Public Hearing to be Scheduled

POSITION: Oppose the proposed amendments to this rule and recommend that the rule be amended to follow the American Bar Association Model rule, and include the language proposed by the Criminal Jurisprudence & Practice Committee:

Rule 1.16(b)

(a) Unchanged

(b) Except as stated in paragraph (c), after informing the client that he cannot do so without permission from the court, a lawyers may withdraw from representing a client if withdrawal can be accompanied without material adverse effect on the interests of the client, or if:

(1)-(2) unchanged

(3) the client insists upon taking action pursuing an objective that the lawyer considers repugnant or with which the lawyer has a fundamental disagreement imprudent;

(4)-(6) unchanged

 

Proposed Alternative Amendments of Rule 7.2 of the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct (ADM File No. 2016-27) – Advertising (Michigan Bar Journal March 2018, p. 73)

STATUS: Comment Period Expired 05/01/18; Public Hearing to be Scheduled

POSITON: Support Alternative A.

 

Proposed Adoption of Administrative Order 2018-XX (ADM File No. 2017-14) – Mistrial (Michigan Bar Journal March 2018, p. 70)

STATUS: Comment Period Expired 05/01/18; Public Hearing to be Scheduled

POSITON: Support the concept provided in ADM File No. 2017-14 compelling the administrator and the court to enter into an agreement. However, courts that already have an agreement in place should not be forced to renegotiate that agreement until and unless a dispute arises, and State Court Administrator’s Office should also provide a model agreement as an example.

 

Model Criminal Jury Instructions

M Crim JI 11.40, 40a, and 40.b
STATUS: Comment Period Expired 05/01/18

POSITON: Support with amendments to provide clarity to “serious impairment of a body function.”

 

M Crim JI 11.41
STATUS: Comment Period Expired 05/01/18

POSITON: Support with amendments to provide clarity to “serious impairment of a body function.”

 

M Crim JI 11.42 and 11.42a
STATUS: Comment Period Expired 05/01/18

POSITON: Support with amendments to provide clarity to “serious impairment of a body function.”

 

Federal Legislation

Funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC)

LSC grantees provide civil legal aid to constituents who struggle to get by on incomes below or near the poverty line. The President’s FY 2019 Budget proposes the elimination of LSC funding, while the Legal Services Corporation FY 2019 funding request is $564.8 million. (Current funding is at $385 million.) Last year, in accordance with the ABA, the State Bar of Michigan advocated to restore funding at least the inflation-adjusted FY 2010 level of $482 million.

(Position adopted by roll-call vote; Commissioners voting in favor: Rockwell, Anderson, Danielle, Anderson, David, Barnes, Baumann, Buchanan, Burrell, Canady, Christenson, Cunningham, Davidson, Dunnings, Fink, Gardella, Grieco, Haroutunian, E., Haroutunian, K., Hart-Negrich, Heath, Hohauser, McCarthy, McGill, McGinnis, Moss, Perkins, Quick, Radke, Riordan, Shekell, Ulrich, Warnez, Washington.)

 

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

The ABA supports preservation of the federal public service loan forgiveness program (PSLF) as a vital source of immediate support to state, local, and tribal communities that enables them to provide critical services to their residents. The ABA opposes efforts to repeal or end the program, such as in H.R. 4508, PROSPER Act, absent any impact analysis or alternative strategy for addressing the underlying problem for which the program was created.

(Position adopted by roll-call vote; Commissioners voting in favor: Rockwell, Anderson, Danielle, Davidson, Anderson, David, Barnes, Baumann, Buchanan, Burrell, Canady, Christenson, Cunningham, Dunnings, Grieco, Hart-Negrich, Heath, Hohauser, McCarthy, McGinnis, Moss, Quick, Radke, Shekell, Ulrich, Warnez, Washington; Commissioners voting against: Fink, Gardella, Haroutunian, E., Haroutunian, K., McGill, Riordan; Commissioners abstaining: Perkins.)

 

Representative Assembly

Support proposing state legislation to enact payee notification when a claim is paid with insurance funds, including self-insured municipalities and other insurers.

 

Support amending Rule 2.002 of the Michigan Court Rules to provide consistency across jurisdictions in the treatment of fee waiver repeats made by indigent persons lacking the ability to pay filing fees in Michigan courts.

 

Support proposing changes to the Michigan civil discovery rules to improve the civil discovery process by making it more cost effective; increasing access to courts; better enabling active, informed, and efficient judicial case management; and encouraging parties and lawyers to cooperate and act reasonably during the discovery process.

The following bills, introduced in the Michigan Legislature during the 2017-2018 Legislative Session, may be considered by the Board of Commissioners. Their listing here does not necessarily mean that a position will be taken, nor that the subject matter has been determined to be within the scope of permissible State Bar advocacy. If a position for or against is adopted by the required two-thirds vote, that action will be reported under the State Bar position on bills. You may obtain copies of the bills from the Michigan Legislature.

Meeting Dates for the Board of Commissioners

Comments concerning these bills may be made:

  • In writing to Janet Welch, Executive Director, State Bar of Michigan, 306 Townsend St, Lansing, MI 48933-2012.
  • By phone to Janet Welch at the State Bar of Michigan to (517) 346-6331 .
  • By electronic response or view electronic comments submitted by other members.

Appearances before the Board to comment can also be arranged. Please contact Janet Welch at the State Bar of Michigan for further information at (517) 346-6375.

House Bills

HB 4002 Local government; other; publication of legal notices; revise, and create the local government public notice act. Creates new act.
Date Posted: 1/17/17

HB 4012 Criminal procedure; evidence; evidence obtained in violation of reasonable or probable cause requirements for issuance of a search warrant; allow to be used to revoke parole or probation or impeach a defendant's testimony. Amends sec. 3 of 1966 PA 189 (MCL 780.653).
Date Posted: 1/17/17

HB 4015 Housing; condominium; co-owner approval of budgets; provide for, and require LARA to provide investigative, enforcement, and dispute resolution services in conflicts between a co-owner and an association. Amends sec. 107 of 1978 PA 59 (MCL 559.207); adds sec. 70 & repeals sec. 139 of 1978 PA 59 (MCL 559.239).
Date Posted: 1/17/17

HB 4021 Probate; guardians and conservators; guardianship petitions; allow probate judges to schedule certain hearings before minor turns 18 years of age. Amends secs. 5303 & 5306 of 1998 PA 386 (MCL 700.5303 & 700.5306).
Date Posted: 1/17/17

HB 4070 Property; condemnation; requirement that state agencies evaluate government actions that may result in takings; expand to include department of agriculture and rural development, and require agency that fails to review takings assessment to pay court costs and attorney fees. Amends title & secs. 2 & 4 of 1996 PA 101 (MCL 24.422 & 24.424) & adds sec. 6.
Date Posted: 1/30/17

HB 4077 Civil rights; public records; prohibition for public bodies commencing civil actions against entities making FOIA requests; implement in freedom of information act. Amends 1976 PA 442 (MCL 15.231 - 15.246) by adding sec. 5a.
Date Posted: 1/30/17

HB 4096 Civil procedure; personal protection orders; child custody and child and spousal support; allow to be included. Amends sec. 2950 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.2950).
Date Posted: 1/30/17

HB 4148 Civil rights; other; freedom of information act exemptions; modify. Amends sec. 13 of 1976 PA 442 (MCL 15.243).
Date Posted: 02/06/17

HB 4154 Civil rights; other; appeal procedure of the legislative open records act (LORA); provide for. Amends 1976 PA 442 (MCL 15.231 - 15.246) by adding secs. 59a & 59b.
Date Posted: 02/06/17

HB 4157 Legislature; legislative agencies; deciding appeals of public records requests under the legislative open records act (LORA); add to legislative council administrator's duties. Amends sec. 104a of 1986 PA 268 (MCL 4.1104a).
Date Posted: 02/06/17

HB 4190 Criminal procedure; evidence; admissibility of prior acts of sexual crimes; allow under certain circumstances. Amends sec. 27a, ch. VIII of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 768.27a).
Date Posted: 2/16/17

HB 4209 Courts; juries; juror compensation; increase. Amends sec. 1344 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.1344).
Date Posted: 2/24/17

HB 4210 Courts; juries; increase in juror compensation; provide for. Amends sec. 151e of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.151e).
Date Posted: 2/24/17

HB 4211 Criminal procedure; evidence; testimony of expert witnesses regarding behavior pattern of human trafficking victims; allow under certain circumstances. Amends sec. 462g of 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.462g).
Date Posted: 2/24/17

HB 4212 Crimes; intoxication or impairment; requirement that peace officer require certain drivers to submit to a preliminary chemical breath analysis; modify. Amends secs. 320a & 625a of 1949 PA 300 (MCL 257.320a& 257.625a).
Date Posted: 2/24/17

HB 4213 Liquor; drinking age; obtaining court order before nonconsensual preliminary chemical breath testing of a minor; require. Amends sec. 703 of 1998 PA 58 (MCL 436.1703).
Date Posted: 2/24/17

HB 4233 Appropriations; zero budget; judiciary; provide for fiscal year 2017-2018. Creates appropriation act.
Date Posted: 2/24/17

HB 4288 Family law; other; jurisdiction to establish a support order in certain circumstances under uniform interstate family support act (UIFSA); modify. Amends sec. 204 of 2015 PA 255 (MCL 552.2204).
Date Posted: 03/06/17

HB 4297 Criminal procedure; evidence; presumption that certain documents affecting real property are forged or counterfeit; create. Amends sec. 248b of 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.248b).
Date Posted: 03/06/17

HB 4298 Children; protection; electronic video recording of child interrogations in child protection cases; require. Amends 1975 PA 238 (MCL 722.621 - 722.638) by adding sec. 8f.
Date Posted: 03/06/17

HB 4299 Criminal procedure; evidence; consideration of videorecorded statements in certain proceedings; allow. Amends sec. 2163a of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.2163a).
Date Posted: 03/06/17

HB 4300 Children; protection; videorecorded statements; allow to be used in child protective services hearings, increase fines for improper release of, and require to be retained for certain period of time. Amends sec. 17b, ch. XIIA of 1939 PA 288 (MCL 712A.17b).
Date Posted: 03/06/17

HB 4302 Crimes; penalties; assault of court personnel; increase penalties. Amends sec. 479 of 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.479).
Date Posted: 03/06/17

HB 4303 Crimes; assaultive; crime of assaulting a prosecuting attorney and other public officers; amend. Amends sec. 479 of 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.479).
Date Posted: 03/06/17

HB 4304 Criminal procedure; sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for crime of assaulting or obstructing certain officials that causes serious impairment; reflect increase in penalty. Amends sec. 16x, ch. XVII of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 777.16x).
Date Posted: 03/06/17

HB 4312 Occupations; attorneys; eligibility requirements for attorney licensed in another state to practice law in Michigan; modify. Amends secs. 937, 940 & 946 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.937 et seq.) & adds sec. 945.
Date Posted: 03/13/17

HB 4320 Appropriations; zero budget; supplemental appropriations; provide for fiscal year 2016-2017. Creates appropriation act.
Date Posted: 03/13/17

HB 4323 Appropriations; zero budget; omnibus budget appropriations; provide for fiscal year 2017-2018. Creates appropriation act.
Date Posted: 03/13/17

HB 4364 Administrative procedure; rules; automatic rescission of administrative rules; provide for, and provide for review of existing rules. Amends 1969 PA 306 (MCL 24.201 - 24.328) by adding secs. 47a & 47b.
Date Posted: 4/3/17

HB 4433 Juveniles; criminal procedure; automatic record expungement of nonviolent juvenile offenses; provide for. Amends sec. 18e, ch. XIIA of 1939 PA 288 (MCL 712A.18e).
Date Posted: 4/3/17

HB 4446 Housing; condominium; legal actions on behalf of co-owners of a condominium association; authorize board of directors to initiate or defend.
Date Posted: 4/3/17

HB 4463 Civil procedure; evictions; limited liability companies; allow members and others with personal knowledge to represent in certain situations.
Date Posted: 4/3/17

HB 4470 Civil procedure; statute of limitations; appointment of receiver; clarify that appointment does not constitute an action under the "one act" rule, and clarify that statute of limitations under other act does not conflict with the revised judicature act.
Date Posted: 4/3/17

HB 4471 Civil procedure; remedies; uniform commercial real estate receivership act; enact.
Date Posted: 4/3/17

HB 4374 Occupations; notaries public; eligibility requirements for notary public appointment; revise, and require certain record keeping. Amends secs. 11, 19 & 25 of 2003 PA 238 (MCL 55.271 et seq.) & adds sec. 12.
Date Posted: 05/02/17

HB 4530 Administrative procedure; rules; automatic rescission of administrative rules; provide for. Amends 1969 PA 306 (MCL 24.201 - 24.328) by adding sec. 47a.
Date Posted: 05/02/17

HB 4536 Criminal procedure; expunction; expunction of all information in arrest record when individual is wrongly accused under certain circumstances; require. Amends 1927 PA 175 (MCL 760.1 - 777.69) by adding sec. 26a, ch. IV.
Date Posted: 05/02/17

HB 4538 Criminal procedure; pretrial procedure; expunction and destruction of biometric data; eliminate certain exceptions. Amends sec. 3 of 1925 PA 289 (MCL 28.243).
Date Posted: 05/02/17

HB 4412 (Iden) Property tax; tax tribunal; tribunal procedures; revise, and provide other general amendments. Amends secs. 3, 21, 22, 25, 26, 32, 34, 35a, 49, 51 & 62 of 1973 PA 186 (MCL 205.703 et seq.) & repeals sec. 23 of 1973 PA 186 (MCL 205.723).
Date Posted 5/9/17

HB 4499 (Hoitenga) Civil rights; equal protection; application of foreign laws; prohibit. Creates new act.
Date Posted 5/9/17

HB 4575 (LaFave) Civil procedure; costs and fees; fee for publication of legal notice; extend sunset for annual increases for inflation. Amends sec. 2534 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.2534).
Date Posted 5/9/17

HB 4607 Juveniles; criminal procedure; age of juvenile court jurisdiction and location of juvenile detention in some instances; modify. Amends secs. 1, 3 & 11, ch. XIIA of 1939 PA 288 (MCL 712A.1 et seq.)
Date Posted 5/15/17

HB 4612 Criminal procedure; sentencing; certain permissible costs; extend sunset. Amends sec. 1k, ch. IX of 1927 PA 175 (MCL769.1k).
Date Posted: 5/16/17

HB 4613 Courts; other; trial court funding commission; create, and prescribe powers and duties. Creates new act.
Date Posted: 5/16/17

HB 4607 Juveniles; criminal procedure; age of juvenile court jurisdiction and location of juvenile detention in some instances; modify. Amends secs. 1, 3 & 11, ch. XIIA of 1939 PA 288 (MCL 712A.1 et seq.)
Date Posted: 05/22/17

HB 4616 Local government; other; prohibition of local ordinances dealing with pistols and other firearms; clarify penalties and provide for certain notices. Amends title of 1990 PA 319 (MCL 123.1101 - 123.1105)& adds secs. 4a, 4b & 4c.
Date Posted: 05/22/17

HB 4619 Civil rights; other; language access plan; require state agencies to create and implement for individuals with limited English proficiency. Creates new act.
Date Posted: 05/22/17

HB 4632 Human services; children's services; interstate compact for the placement of children; revise. Creates new act & repeals 1984 PA 114 (MCL 3.711 - 3.717).
Date Posted: 05/22/17

HB 4666 Civil procedure; service of process; provisions relating to service of process; amend. Amends sec. 1910 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.1910).
Date Posted: 06/05/17

HB 4675 Juveniles; criminal procedure; factors to consider when determining jurisdiction over juveniles in certain circumstances; modify. Amends sec. 4, ch. XIIA of 1939 PA 288 (MCL 712A.4).
Date Posted: 06/05/17

HB 4677 Corrections; other; family advisory board; establish. Amends 1953 PA 232 (MCL 791.201 - 791.285) by adding sec. 14a.
Date Posted: 06/05/17

HB 4680 Civil procedure; service of process; fees; increase. Amends sec. 2558 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.2558).
Date Posted: 06/05/17

HB 4681 Civil procedure; service of process; fees and mileage allowed for service of process; modify. Amends sec. 2559 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.2559).
Date Posted: 06/05/17

HB 4682 Civil procedure; service of process; cross-reference to reflect amendment of provisions relating to fees for service of process; amend. Amends sec. 3240 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.3240).
Date Posted: 06/05/17

HB 4684 Probate; guardians and conservators; limited guardianship to supervise access to incapacitated individual's relative; allow. Amends sec. 5306 of 1998 PA 386 (MCL 700.5306).
Date Posted: 06/05/17

HB 4691 Family law; child custody; joint custody in every custody dispute between parents; mandate except in certain circumstances. Amends secs. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6a, 7, 7a & 11 of 1970 PA 91 (MCL 722.21 et seq.).
Date Posted: 06/05/17

HB 4706 Civil procedure; injunctions; extreme risk protection order act; enact. Creates new act.
Date Posted: 06/12/17

HB 4728 Criminal procedure; defenses; legal aid for individuals in deportation proceedings; establish. Creates new act.
Date Posted: 06/12/17

HB 4754 Courts; jurisdiction; inter-circuit concurrent jurisdiction plan; authorize. Amends secs. 401, 405, 841 & 8304 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.401 et seq.) & adds sec. 403.
Date Posted: 06/16/17

HB 4753 Juveniles; criminal procedure; specified juvenile violation definition; modify in probate code of 1939. Amends secs. 2 & 2d, ch. XIIA of 1939 PA 288 (MCL 712A.2& 712A.2d).
Date Posted: 06/16/17

HB 4797 Courts; juries; jury pool selection; provide for municipalitywide jury pool under certain circumstances. Amends sec. 1301b of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.1301b).
Date Posted: 06/26/17

HB 4790 Criminal procedure; records; individual with no more than 2 nonviolent felony convictions; allow to apply to have both convictions set aside if certain conditions are met. Amends sec. 1 of 1965 PA 213 (MCL 780.621).
Date Posted: 06/26/17

HB 4779 Legislature; other; uniform electronic legal material; provide for. Amends title of 1986 PA 268 (MCL 4.1101 - 4.1901) & adds ch. 1A.
Date Posted: 06/26/17

HB 4780 Legislature; other; Michigan Compiled Laws database; designate as an official source of law. Amends secs. 1 & 7 of 1970 PA 193 (MCL 8.41 & 8.47).
Date Posted: 06/26/17

HB 4835 Criminal procedure; expunction; expungement of multiple crimes arising out of the same criminal transaction; allow under certain circumstances. Amends sec. 1 of 1965 PA 213 (MCL 780.621).
Date Posted: 07/18/17

HB 4848 Criminal procedure; warrants; electronic communication information; require warrant to obtain. Amends sec. 1 of 1966 PA 189 (MCL 780.651) & adds sec. 1a.
Date Posted: 07/18/17

HB 4820 Criminal procedure; evidence; consideration of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from military service during sentencing; allow. Amends 1927 PA 175 (MCL 760.1 - 777.69) by adding sec. 2 to ch. IX.
Date Posted: 07/18/17

HB 4870 Courts; drug court; treatment for drug court program participants; expand. Amends sec. 1072 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.1072).
Date Posted 8/21/17

HB 4882 Criminal procedure; mental capacity; procedure for asserting insanity defense; expand to include misdemeanor offenses. Amends sec. 20a, ch. VIII of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 768.20a).
Date Posted 8/21/17

HB 4915 Employment security; hearings; appeal process for recipient of improperly paid unemployment benefits; provide for. Amends sec. 62 of 1936 (Ex Sess) PA 1 (MCL 421.62).
Date posted: 09/18/17

HB 4969 Juveniles; criminal procedure; prejudication confinement of juveniles under 18 years of age in jail; preclude. Amends sec. 27a, ch IV of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 764.27a).
Date posted: 09/18/17

HB 5048 Administrative procedure; rules; rule-making; prohibit when authority is not expressly stated in statute. Amends sec. 32 of 1969 PA 306 (MCL 24.232).
Date Posted: 10/2/17

HB 5073 Civil procedure; alternate dispute resolution; procedures for mediation and case evaluation of civil actions; revise. Amends heading of ch. 49 & secs. 4901, 4903, 4905, 4907, 4909, 4911, 4913, 4915, 4917, 4919, 4921 & 4923 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.4901 et seq.); adds sec. 4902 & repeals ch. 49A of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.4951 - 600.4969).
Date Posted 10/16/17

HB 5172 Employment security; other; provisions related to reconsiderations of determinations; modify. Amends sec. 32a of 1936 (Ex Sess) PA 1 (MCL 421.32a).
Date Posted: 11/3/17

HB 5167 Employment security; other; claimants and employers accused of fraud; allow access to advocacy assistance services. Amends sec. 5a of 1936 (Ex Sess) PA 1 (MCL 421.5a).
Date Posted: 11/3/17

HB 5216 Civil procedure; other; list of prisoner actions dismissed as frivolous; eliminate. Repeals sec. 5529 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.5529).
Date Posted: 11/7/17

HB 5202 Courts; probate court; jurisdiction of probate court over individuals less than 18 years of age who commit certain prostitution-related crimes; provide for. Amends sec. 2, ch. XIIA of 1939 PA 288 (MCL 712A.2).
Date Posted: 11/7/17

HB 5234 Corrections; jails; medical probation based on physical or mental incapacity and compassionate release based on imminent death; allow. Amends 1927 PA 175 (MCL 760.1 - 777.69) by adding secs. 3g & 3h to ch. XI.
Date Posted: 11/13/17

HB 5244 Mental health; other; time limitation on completion of examination to evaluate issue of incompetence to stand trial; implement. Amends sec. 1028 of 1974 PA 258 (MCL 330.2028).
Date Posted: 11/13/17

HB 5246 Mental health; facilities; examination to evaluate issue of incompetence to stand trial; modify process and expand certain resources. Amends sec. 1026 of 1974 PA 258 (MCL 330.2026).
Date Posted: 11/13/17

HB 5250 Civil procedure; personal protection orders; possession of firearms; require individual who is restrained to relinquish firearms. Amends secs. 2950 & 2950a of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.2950 & 600.2950a).
Date Posted: 11/13/17

HB 5280 Courts; records; entry of certain orders into the law enforcement information network; provide clerical responsibility to the courts. Amends sec. 1g, ch. IV, sec. 6b, ch. V & sec. 3, ch. XI of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 764.1g et seq.).
Dated Posted: 12/4/17

HB 5323 Criminal procedure; pretrial procedure; process for expunction and destruction of DNA samples and identification profiles; modify. Amends sec. 6 of 1990 PA 250 (MCL 28.176).
Date Posted: 12/11/17

HB 5332 Environmental protection; permits; permit appeal panel; create. Amends sec. 1301 of 1994 PA 451 (MCL 324.1301) & adds secs. 1313 & 1315.
Date Posted: 12/11/17

HB 5282 Crimes; intoxication or impairment; hearing procedure for issuing a restricted license requiring the installation of ignition interlock device; modify. Amends sec. 323 of 1949 PA 300 (MCL 257.323).
Date Posted: 1/4/18

HB 5396 Civil procedure; evictions; proceedings to recover possession of premises because of assault, battery, or unlawful drugs; modify to require a conviction. Amends sec. 5714 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.5714).
Date Posted: 1/16/18

HB 5386 Human services; other; eligibility requirements for Medicaid and supplemental nutrition assistance (SNAP) programs; enhance. Creates new act.
Date Posted: 1/16/18

HB 5409 Labor; fair employment practices; remedies for mass picketing; modify. Amends sec. 9f of 1939 PA 176 (MCL 423.9f).
Date Posted: 1/16/18

HB 5447 Civil procedure; writs; reference to writ of restitution; change to order of eviction. Amends secs. 5741, 5744, 5750, 5757& 5781 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.5741 et seq.).
Date Posted: 02/13/18

HB 5456 Civil procedure; civil actions; asbestos bankruptcy trust claims transparency act; enact. Amends 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.101 - 600.9947) by adding ch. 30A.
Date Posted: 02/13/18

HB 5492 Public employees and officers; ethics; office of government accountability; create. Creates new act.
Date Posted 2/28/18

HB 5464 Civil procedure; remedies; prosecuting attorney or attorney general to bring action for certain violations; provide for. Amends title of 1967 PA 119 (MCL 752.271 - 752.273) & adds sec. 2b.
Date Posted 2/28/18

HB 5532 Civil procedure; personal protection orders; criminal sexual conduct; prohibit abuser from attending same school as minor victim. Amends secs. 2950& 2950a of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.2950 & 600.2950a).
Date Posted 2/28/18

HB 5558 Criminal procedure; defenses; claim of self-defense; place burden of proof on party seeking to overcome claim. Amends 2006 PA 309 (MCL 780.971 - 780.974) by adding sec. 2a; repeals 2006 PA 310 (MCL 780.961) & repeals 2006 PA 311 (MCL 780.951).
Date Posted 2/28/18

HB 5559 Criminal procedure; defenses; self-defense in criminal prosecution; provide for burden of proof. Amends sec. 21c, ch. VIII of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 768.21c).
Date Posted 2/28/18

HB 5645 Criminal procedure; witnesses; support dog when witness testifies; allow under certain circumstances. Amends sec. 2163a of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.2163a).
Dated Posted: 3/9/18

HB 5658 Criminal procedure; evidence; admissibility of prior acts of sexual crimes; allow under certain circumstances. Amends sec. 27b, ch. VIII of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 768.27b).
Dated Posted: 3/9/18

HB 5675 Torts; liability; damages for motor vehicle liability; enact cap. Amends 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.101 - 600.9947) by adding sec. 2979.
Dated Posted: 3/9/18

HB 5677 Employment security; sanctions; appeal process for employer or employee to contest an agency determination; modify, and reduce certain penalties for nonwillful errors and omissions on the part of the employer related to unemployment insurance tax payments
Dated Posted: 3/9/18

HB 5700 Civil procedure; other; actions against this state; establish right to jury trial. Amends secs. 6419 & 6421 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.6419 & 600.6421) & adds sec. 1476.
Dated Posted: 3/9/18

HB 5702 Criminal procedure; forfeiture; prosecutional review of civil asset forfeiture in controlled substances cases; require. Amends sec. 7523 of 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.7523).
Dated Posted: 3/9/18

 

Senate Bills

SB 0100 Civil procedure; costs and fees; recovery of costs and fees in an action involving this state; remove certain restrictions.
Date Posted: 02/06/17

SB 0101 Administrative procedure; contested cases; award of costs and fees to prevailing party in a case involving this state; remove certain restrictions; exempt parole hearings from administrative procedures act, and make general revisions to contested case provisions.
Date Posted: 02/06/17

SB 0106 Juveniles; truancy; jurisdiction of court regarding truancy and chronic absenteeism; modify. Amends sec. 2, ch. XIIA of 1939 PA 288 (MCL 712A.2).
Date Posted: 2/16/17

SB 0143 Appropriations; zero budget; judiciary; provide for fiscal year 2017-2018.
Date Posted: 2/16/17

SB 0195 Occupations; attorneys; eligibility requirements for attorney licensed in another state to practice law in Michigan; modify. Amends secs. 937, 940 & 946 of 1961 PA 936 (MCL 600.937 et seq.) & adds sec. 945.
Date Posted: 03/06/17

SB 0218 Appropriations; other; executive recommendation; provide for omnibus bill. Creates appropriations act.
Date Posted: 03/13/17

SB 0224 Civil procedure; service of process; fees; increase. Amends sec. 2558 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.2558).
Date Posted: 03/13/17

SB 0225 Civil procedure; service of process; cross-reference to reflect amendment of provisions relating to fees for service of process; amend. Amends sec. 3240 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.3240).
Date Posted: 03/13/17

SB 0226 Civil procedure; service of process; fees and mileage allowed for service of process; modify. Amends sec. 2559 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.2559).
Date Posted: 03/13/17

SB 0333 Courts; business court; types of cases heard by the business court; revise. Amends secs. 8031 & 8035 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.8031& 600.8035).
Date Posted: 05/02/17

SB 0381 Criminal procedure; bail; service of notices to surety bonds; modify. Amends sec. 28, ch. V of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 765.28).
Date Posted: 05/22/17

SB 0385 Occupations; collection practices; engagement of staff attorneys by licensed debt collection agencies; allow. Amends sec. 915a of 1980 PA 299 (339.915a).
Date Posted: 05/22/17

SB 0419 Juveniles; other; considerations for returning child to custody of parent; modify. Amends secs. 2, 18, 19 & 19b, ch. XIIA of 1939 PA 288 (MCL 712A.2 et seq.).
Date Posted: 06/05/17

SB 0420 Children; protection; considerations for returning child to custody of parent; modify. Amends secs. 2 & 18 of 1975 PA 238 (MCL 722.622 & 722.638).
Date Posted: 06/05/17

SB 0421 Children; child abuse or child neglect; considerations for returning child to custody of parent; modify. Amends sec. 2 of 1982 PA 250 (MCL 722.602).
Date Posted: 06/05/17

SB 0435 Courts; drug court; certification of drug treatment courts by the state court administrative office; require. Amends secs. 1062 & 1084 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.1062& 600.1084).
Date Posted: 06/12/17

SB 0436 Courts; drug court; certification of DWI/sobriety court by the state court administrative office; amend the vehicle code to reflect. Amends sec. 304 of 1949 PA 300 (MCL 257.304).
Date Posted: 06/12/17

SB 0437 Courts; other; certification of mental health courts by the state court administrative office; require. Amends sec. 1091 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.1091).
Date Posted: 06/12/17

SB 0438 Courts; other; certification of veterans courts by the state court administrative office; require. Amends sec. 1201 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.1201)& amends heading of ch. 12.
Date Posted: 06/12/17

SB 0529 Human services; county services; child care fund act; establish reimbursement procedures for appeal of determination. Amends sec. 117c of 1939 PA 280 (MCL 400.117c); adds sec. 117h & repeals sec. 117d of 1939 PA 280 (MCL 400.117d).
Date Posted: 09/11/17

SB 0514 Land use; other; abandoned and blighted real property conservatorship; provide for appointment of conservators. Creates new act.
Date Posted: 09/11/17

SB 0516 Civil procedure; execution; foreclosure of mortgages and land contracts of agricultural property and collection of agricultural debts; provide opportunity for mediation. Amends secs. 3204, 4001, 4011, 5726, 5728 & 6001 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.3204 et seq.) & adds secs. 3104& 4010.
Date Posted: 09/11/17

SB 0517 Civil procedure; alternate dispute resolution; agricultural mediation program; establish for certain qualified persons. Creates new act.
Date Posted: 09/11/17

SB 0518 Commercial code; secured transactions; enforcement of security interest in agricultural property; provide opportunity for mediation. Amends sec. 9601 of 1962 PA 174 (MCL 440.9601).
Date Posted: 09/11/17

SB 0525 Courts; reorganization; reorganization of courts and number of judgeships; modify. Amends secs. 511, 530, 545, 821, 8121, 8121a, 8122, 8123, 8124 & 8162 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.511 et seq.).
Date Posted: 09/11/17

SB 0529 Human services; county services; child care fund act; establish reimbursement procedures for appeal of determination. Amends sec. 117c of 1939 PA 280 (MCL 400.117c); adds sec. 117h & repeals sec. 117d of 1939 PA 280 (MCL 400.117d).
Date Posted: 09/11/17

SB 0537 Employment security; other; certain causes of action based on accusations of fraud associated with a claim for unemployment benefits; modify accrual of causes of action and statute of limitations. Amends 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.101 - 600.9947) by adding sec. 5830.
Date Posted: 09/11/17

SB 0598 Probate; patient advocates; court determination of whether a patient advocate is acting within his or her authority or in a patient's best interest; provide for. Amends secs. 5306, 5311 & 5508 of 1998 PA 386 (MCL 700.5306 et seq.).
Date Posted: 10/2/17

SB 0653 Environmental protection; permits; permit appeal panel; create. Amends sec. 1301 of 1994 PA 451 (MCL 324.1301) & adds secs. 1313 & 1315.
Date Posted: 11/13/17

SB 0657 Courts; other; certain crime victims; exempt from jury duty and provide that certain individuals are not practicing law in violation of the revised judicature act. Amends secs. 916 & 1307a of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.916 & 600.1307a).
Date Posted: 11/13/17

SB 0730 Courts; district court; counties in which the probate judge has the power, authority, and title of a district judge; include Antrim County and Leelanau County. Amends sec. 8151 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.8151).
Date Posted: 12/19/17

SB 0714 Campaign finance; contributions and expenditures; acceptance of certain contributions by judge or justice; prohibit. Amends 1976 PA 388 (MCL 169.201 - 169.282) by adding sec. 30a.
Date Posted: 12/19/17

SB 0663 Animals; service animals; act prohibiting an individual from misrepresenting his or her need for a service animal in a public place; revise to include emotional support animals, and make other revisions. Amends secs. 1, 2, 3 & 4 of 1981 PA 82 (MCL 752.61 et seq.).
Date Posted: 1/4/2018

SB 0667 Local government; ordinances; imposing sanctions on landlord or tenant; prohibit for contacts made with police or emergency services. Creates new act.
Date Posted: 1/4/2018

SB 0668 Civil procedure; personal protection orders; possession of firearms; require individual who is restrained to relinquish firearms. Amends secs. 2950 & 2950a of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.2950& 600.2950a).
Date Posted: 1/4/2018

SB 0713 Probate; guardians and conservators; visitation procedures for isolated adults; provide for. Amends secs. 5101, 5305, 5306, 5306a, 5310 & 5507 of 1998 PA 386 (MCL 700.5101 et seq.) & adds pt. 6 to art. V.
Date Posted 2/28/18

SB 0723 Property tax; exemptions; exemption for disabled veterans; provide for reimbursement to local taxing units. Amends sec. 7b of 1893 PA 206 (MCL 211.7b).
Date Posted 2/28/18

SB 0742 Civil procedure; other; violation of tampering with utility shut-off procedures; decriminalize under certain circumstances. Amends title & secs. 282 & 383a of 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.282 & 750.383a).
Date Posted 2/28/18

SB 0871 Criminal procedure; statute of limitations; statute of limitations for certain criminal sexual conduct violations; modify. Amends sec. 24, ch. VII of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 767.24).
Date Posted 2/28/18

SB 0872 Civil procedure; statute of limitations; statute of limitations for criminal sexual conduct violations; extend retroactively, and add grace period for minor victims of criminal sexual conduct. Amends sec. 5805 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.5805)& adds sec. 5851b.
Date Posted 2/28/18

SB 0875 Courts; other; court of claims; notice of intention and certain procedures in cases involving minor claimants; modify. Amends sec. 6431 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.6431).
Date Posted 2/28/18

SB 0876 Courts; other; court of claims; statute of limitation in certain types of cases involving minor claimants; modify. Amends sec. 6452 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.6452).
Date Posted 2/28/18

SB 0844 Criminal procedure; other; date on which criminal justice policy commission expires; extend. Amends sec. 33a, ch. IX of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 769.33a).
Dated Posted: 3/9/18

SB 0895 Civil procedure; other; court of claims notification requirements and statute of limitations; exempt claims under the wrongful imprisonment compensation act. Amends secs. 6431 & 6452 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.6431 & 600.6452).
Dated Posted: 3/9/18

SB 0896 Civil procedure; other; wrongful imprisonment compensation act; extend the time for claims by individuals who were released before the effective date of the act. Amends sec. 7 of 2016 PA 343 (MCL 691.1757).
Dated Posted: 3/9/18

 

Other Resolutions

HJR G Courts; judges; age limit for election of or appointment to a judicial office; eliminate. Amends sec. 19, art VI of the state constitution.
Date Posted: 2/16/17

SJF F Courts; judges; election of or appointment to a judicial office of person who has reached 70 years of age; remove prohibition. Amends sec. 19, art. VI of the state constitution.
Date Posted: 2/24/17

 

Section and Committee Participation

The State Bar refers bills of interest to sections and committees whose jurisdiction is within the subject matter of the bill. Responses submitted are used by the Public Policy, Image, and Identity Committee of the State Bar, as well as the Board of Commissioners and Representative Assembly to determine what position, if any, the State Bar should take on a particular bill or issue.