February 14, 2020
Volume 18, Issue 7
The State Bar of Michigan will be closed February 17, 2020, in honor of Presidents’ Day.
In the Capitol
2/18 House Judiciary, 9:00 a.m. MORE
HB 5336 Modify uniform commercial real estate receivership act;
Business Law Section Position on HB 5336: Support with Recommended Amendments.
HB 5417 Allow a parent or guardian to execute do-not-resuscitate orders on behalf of a minor child;
HB 5418 Create filing, storage, and notice rules regarding do-not-resuscitate orders and comfort or care plans and limitation of liability for providing these measures;
HB 5419 Authorize a guardian of a minor to execute do-not-resuscitate orders;
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;
HB 5490 Allow court-appointed individual to operate medical marihuana facility, and require promulgation of rules to establish procedures;
HB 5491 Allow court-appointed individual to operate marihuana establishment, and require promulgation of rules to establish procedures;
SB 68 Exempt court of claims notification requirements and statute of limitations claims under the wrongful imprisonment compensation act;
SBM Position on SB 68: Support.
HR 227 A resolution to reaffirm the right of Michigan residents to keep and bear arms under the Constitution of the State of Michigan of 1963 and the Constitution of the United States.
2/18 House Appropriations Subcommittee on Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and Insurance and Financial Services, 9:00 a.m. MORE
House Fiscal Agency Presentation on FY 2020-21 Executive Budget Recommendations for the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and the Department of Insurance and Financial Services.
2/19 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.
2/19 House Appropriations Subcommittee on Judiciary, 12:00 p.m. MORE
Overview of the FY 2020-21 Budget Request for the Michigan State Appellate Defender Office and Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System --Jonathan Sacks, Director, State Appellate Defender Office;
Overview of the FY 2020-21 Budget Request for the Judicial Tenure Commission--Lynn Helland, Director, Judicial Tenure Commission.
2/19 Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government, 3:00 p.m. MORE
Department of Civil Right presentation on the Governor's Fiscal Year 2020-21 Budget Recommendations;
Civil Service Agency presentation on the Governor's Fiscal Year 2020-21 Budget Recommendations.
2/20 Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Justice & Public Service, 1:00 p.m. MORE
Presentation of the Governor's FY 2020-21 Budget Recommendation for the Department of Corrections;
Presentation of the Governor's FY 2020-21 Budget Recommendation for the State Appellate Defender Office.
Legislative Action This Week:
Summary of legislative action on all bills that the State Bar or sections of the State Bar have taken positions.
HB 4128 (Probate Code of 1939, Parental Consent Required for Name Change) passed the Senate 35 to 1 on 2/13. It now goes onto the governor.
Family Law Section on HB 4128: Support.
HB 4260 (The Michigan Penal Code, Embezzlement from Elder Adults) was reported out of Committee as Substitute H-4. It now goes onto the full House of Representatives for consideration.
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section Position on HB 4260: Support with Recommended Amendments.
Probate & Estate Planning Section Position on HB 460: Oppose with Recommended Amendments.
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) passed the Senate unanimously on 2/11.
SBM Position on HB 5117, HB 5118, and SB 68: Support.
Legislation Introduced 02/11
Last week bills were introduced in the following areas of law:
Links of Interest
SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Michigan Supreme Court
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