February 24, 2020
Volume 18, Issue 8
In the Capitol
2/25 House Judiciary, 9:00 a.m. MORE
HB 4332 Allow use of pneumatic airbows in certain hunting seasons;
HB 4454 Provide for criminal penalties and civil fines for unlawful dumping of garbage;
HB 4587 Allow limited late payment fees to be awarded in summary proceedings;
HB 5137 Modify crime of manufacturing, delivering, or possession of with intent to deliver heroin or fentanyl to reflect changes in sentencing guidelines;
HB 5138 Amend sentencing guidelines for delivering, manufacturing, or possessing with intent to deliver heroin or fentanyl;
HB 5299 Allow probation for certain major controlled substances offenses;
HB 5336 Modify uniform commercial real estate receivership act;
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;
HB 5417 Allow a parent or guardian to execute emergency response do-not-resuscitate order 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;
HR 151 A resolution to urge the Congress of the United States to clarify its position on the legality of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.
2/26 House Families, Children & Seniors, 9:00 a.m. MORE
HB 5443 Create kinship caregiver advisory council;
HB 5444 Create kinship caregiver navigator program;
A presentation from the Michigan Hospital Association in Age-friendly Hospital Systems.
2/26 House Appropriations: Subcommittee on Corrections, 10:30 a.m. MORE
HFA Presentation on the FY 2020-21 Executive Budget Recommendation;
Discussion on the Status of Appropriations Designated as Work Project Accounts.
2/26 House Local Government & Municipal Finance, 12:00 p.m. MORE
Agenda Item of Interest:
HB 4035 Prohibit local government regulating a dog based on breed or perceived breed;
Animal Law Section Position on HB 4035: Support.
2/26 Senate Appropriations: Subcommittee on General Government, 3:00 p.m. MORE
Department of State presentation on the Governor's Fiscal Year 2020-21 Budget Recommendations;
Legislative Auditor General presentation on the Governor's Fiscal Year 2020-21 Budget Recommendations.
2/27 Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)/Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS), 8:30 a.m. MORE
Director Orlene Hawks presents on the FY 2020-21 Executive Recommendation for the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
2/27 Senate Appropriations: Subcommittee on Justice & Public Safety, 1:00 p.m. MORE
Presentation of the Governor's Recommendation for the Judiciary by the Chief Justice McCormack;
Presentation of the Governor's FY 2020-21 Budget Recommendation for the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
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 4128 (Probate Code of 1939, Parental Consent Required for Name Change) was returned to the House from the Senate for concurrence.
Family Law Section Position on HB 4128: Support.
HB 5117 (Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation) Senate Substitute S-1, HB 5118 (Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act, Time of Claims) Senate Substitute S-1, and SB 68 (Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation) Senate Substitute S-1 passed the House on 2/18. The bills now move onto the governor for approval.
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) passed the House on 2/19. They now move to the Senate Committee on Families, Seniors, and Veterans for consideration.
Family Law Section Position on HB 5148: Support.
Family Law Section Position on HB 5149: Support.
Legislation Introduced 02/13–2/20
This week bills were introduced in the following areas of law:
At the Court
Michigan Supreme Court Announces March 4–5, 2020 Oral Arguments Schedule
At the Bar
Judicial Vacancies—Ingham & Ogemaw Counties
Scam Targeting Attorneys Reported in Michigan
Judicial Vacancy—Houghton County
Links of Interest
SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Michigan Supreme Court
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