February 10, 2020
Volume 18, Issue 6
In the Capitol
2/11 House Judiciary, 9:00 a.m. MORE
HB 4254 Modify certain penalties for assaulting elder or vulnerable adults;
HB 4255 Modify reference to vulnerable adult chapter of the Michigan penal code in the mental health code to reflect addition of elder adults;
HB 4256 Modify reference to vulnerable adult chapter of the Michigan penal code in the public health code to reflect addition of elder adults;
HB 4257 Modify reference to vulnerable adult chapter of the Michigan penal code in the adult foster care licensing act to reflect addition of elder adults;
HB 4258 Modify reference to vulnerable adult chapter of the Michigan penal code in the estates and protected individuals code to reflect addition of elder adults;
HB 4259 Modify sentencing guidelines for embezzlement from vulnerable adult to include elder adults;
HB 4260 Include embezzlement from elder adults in crime of embezzlement from vulnerable adults;
Probate & Estate Planning Section Position on HB 4260: Oppose as Written and Recommend Amendments.
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section Position on HB 4260: Support with Recommended Amendments.
HB 4265 Provide for sentencing guidelines for elder adult abuse;
HB 5054 Allow program participants receive notice under the sexual assault victim's access to justice act at designated address;
HB 5055 Require victim of domestic violence incident notice of rights to include information on address confidentiality program;
HB 5056 Require notices sent to victims of a felony under the crime victim's rights act to be sent to a designated address if requested by a victim;
HB 5057 Require notices sent to victims of serious misdemeanors under the crime victim's rights act to be sent to a designated address if requested by a victim;
HB 5058 Require notices sent to victims of juvenile offenses under the crime victim's rights act to be sent to a designated address if requested by the victim;
HB 5421 Provide for exemption to the prohibition of recording a private conversation to allow a homeowner to conduct both audio and video recordings in his or her home under certain circumstances;
SB 253 Prohibit lawsuit to enforce real estate commission agreements, contracts, or promises required to be in writing if it is not in writing.
2/12 House Families, Children, and Seniors, 9:00 a.m. MORE
Agenda Items of Interest:
HB 5296 Modify public disclosure of divorce filings;
HB 5443 Create kinship caregiver advisory council;
HB 5444 Create kinship caregiver navigator program.
2/12 House Appropriations: Subcommittee on Judiciary, 12:00 p.m. MORE
Overview of the FY 2020-21 Judiciary Budget Request --Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, Michigan Supreme Court;
Overview of the FY 2020-21 Court of Appeals Budget Request --Chief Judge Christopher M. Murray, Michigan Court of Appeals.
2/12 Senate Appropriations, 2:00 p.m. MORE
Overview of Governor Whitmer's Fiscal Year 2021 and 2022 Budget Recommendation by Senate Fiscal Agency Director Chris Harkins.
2/13 Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Justice and Public Safety, 1:00 p.m. MORE
Presentation of the Governor's FY 2020-21 Budget Recommendation for the Department of State Police.
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 5117 (Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation), HB 5118 (Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act, Time of Claims), and SB 68 (Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation) were reported by the Committee of the Whole as substitutes on 2/4. The bills will now be voted on by the Senate.
SBM Position on HB 5117, HB 5118, and SB 68: Support.
HB 5148 (Probate Code of 1939, Adoptive Parents or Guardians) and HB 5149 (The Michigan Penal Code, Legal or Physical Custody of an Individual) were reported out of House Judiciary without amendments on 2/4. They now move onto the House floor.
Family Law Section Position on HB 5148: Support.
Family Law Section Position on HB 5149: Support.
Legislation Introduced 02/04–02/06
Last week bills were introduced in the following areas of law:
At the Court
Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget M. McCormack statement on $7.2M State Budget Proposal to Support Recommendations of MI Joint Task Force on Jail & Pretrial Incarceration
At the Bar
Nominations for Major State Bar Awards Close Feb. 14
Links of Interest
SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Michigan Supreme Court
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