March 2, 2020
Volume 18, Issue 9
In the Capitol
3/3 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 4598 Establish sentencing guidelines for summoning law enforcement to a residence through intentional false report of a serious law enforcement emergency;
HB 4599 Prohibit summoning law enforcement to a residence through intentional false report of a serious law enforcement emergency, and provide penalties;
HB 4910 Regulate prescription of and requests for reasonable accommodation for emotional support animals;
HB 4911 Provide for early lease termination due to misrepresentation of emotional support animal;
HB 5286 Prohibit local government from adopting or enforcing an ordinance more restrictive than state law related to knives;
HB 5417 Allow a parent or guardian to execute on behalf of a minor child do-not-resuscitate orders;
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 5479 Prohibit use of public resources for firearm purchase programs;
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.
3/3 House Appropriations Subcommittee on Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and Insurance and Financial Services, 9:00 a.m. MORE
Presentation by the Department of Insurance and Financial Services on the FY 2020-21 Executive Budget Recommendation and resources for Auto No-Fault Reform.
3/3 House Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government, 10:30 a.m. MORE
Presentation on the FY 2020-21 Executive Budget Recommendation for the Department of Attorney General;
Presentation on the FY 2020-21 Executive Budget Recommendation for the Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council;
Presentation on the FY 2020-21 Executive Budget Recommendation for the Bureau of State Lottery.
3/3 House Ways and Means, 10:30 a.m. MORE
Agenda Items of Interest:
HB 5443 Create kinship caregiver advisory council;
HB 5444 Create kinship caregiver navigator program.
3/3 Senate Oversight, 2:00 p.m. MORE
SB 245 Remove certain restrictions for recovery of costs and fees in an action involving this state;
SB 246 Remove certain restrictions for the award of costs and fees to prevailing party in a case involving this state, exempt parole hearings from the Administrative Procedures Act, and make general revisions to contested case provisions.
3/4 House Appropriations Subcommittee on Corrections, 10:30 a.m. MORE
Presentation by the Department of Corrections on the FY 2020-21 Executive Budget Recommendation;
Presentation by the Department of Corrections on Prison Population Projections.
3/4 House Appropriations Subcommittee on Judiciary, 12:00 p.m. MORE
Presentation on Problem-Solving Courts and the Swift and Sure Sanctions Probation Program -- Andrew Smith, Problem-Solving Courts Manager.
3/4 Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government, 3:00 p.m. MORE
Department of Technology, Management, and Budget presentation on the Governor's Fiscal Year 2020-21 Budget Recommendations;
Michigan Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council presentation on the Governor's Fiscal Year 2020-21 Budget Recommendations.
3/5 Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Justice & Public Safety, 1:00 p.m. MORE
Department of State Police FY 2019-20 1st Quarter Report, and issues Related to FY 2020-21 Budget Recommendations.
Legislative Action Last Week:
Summary of legislative action on all bills that the State Bar or sections of the State Bar have taken positions on:
HB 4035 (Regulating Dogs Based Upon Breed or Perceived Breed) was referred to the House Committee on Ways & Means as Substitute S-1 on 2/26.
Animal Law Section Position on HB 4035: Support.
HB 4260 (The Michigan Penal Code, Embezzlement from Elder Adults) passed the House 102 to 5 on 2/25. It has been referred to the Senate Committee on Judiciary & Public Safety.
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section Position on HB 4260: Support with Recommended Amendments.
Probate & Estate Planning Section Position on HB 4260: Oppose as Written and Recommend Amendments.
Legislation Introduced 02/25–2/27
Last week bills were introduced in the following areas of law:
At the Court
The Michigan Supreme Court will hold a public administrative hearing on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at the Michigan Hall of Justice, 925 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing, Michigan 48915. The hearing will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. and adjourn no later than 1:00 p.m. To reserve a place on the agenda, please notify the Office of Administrative Counsel in writing at P.O. Box 30052, Lansing, Michigan 48909, or by email at ADMcomment@courts.mi.gov, no later than Friday, March 6, 2020.
At the Bar
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Representative Assembly Accepting Award Nominations
Links of Interest
SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Michigan Supreme Court
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