Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
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June 8, 2020
Volume 18, Issue 23

At the Capitol

6/9 House Appropriations Subcommittee on Corrections, 10:30 a.m. MORE
Presentation on prison populations;
Covid-19 Update.

6/10 House Judiciary, 12:30 p.m. MORE
HB 5051 (William Sowerby) Labor; health and safety; provisions related to civil penalties; modify with respect to repeated violations and asbestos-related violations.
HB 5153 (Annette Glenn) Children; child abuse or child neglect; definition of neglect in the child abuse and neglect prevention act; modify.
HB 5684 (John Cherry) Vehicles; snowmobiles; noncompliance to provide a certificate of registration; decriminalize.
HB 5685 (Tim Sneller) Vehicles; registration; failure to properly register, transfer title, or obtain plates on vehicles; modify penalties.
HB 5686 (Annette Glenn) Vehicles; registration; penalties for uses of certain farm-related vehicles that violate certain registration requirements; provide for.
HB 5687 (Beau LaFave) Watercraft; safety; failure to exhibit safety certificate; decriminalize.
HB 5688 (David LaGrand) Vehicles; registration plates; penalties for invalid or improper registration plates; modify.
HB 5689 (Beau LaFave) Vehicles; snowmobiles; reckless operation of a snowmobile; decriminalize.
HB 5690 (David LaGrand) Traffic control; driver license; penalties for violations of temporary instruction permit; modify.
HB 5691 (Graham Filler) Vehicles; registration plates; penalties for unauthorized use of dealer plates; modify.
HB 5692 (Gregory Markkanen) Vehicles; snowmobiles; safety standards for snowmobiles; decriminalize.
HB 5693 (Beau LaFave) Vehicles; off-road; improperly crossing road or street; decriminalize.
HB 5694 (Steven Johnson) Natural resources; fishing; penalties for certain hunting and fishing licensing violations; modify.
HB 5695 (Mike Mueller) Natural resources; fishing; penalties for certain fishing violations; modify.
HB 5696 (Ronnie Peterson) Transportation; motor carrier fuel tax; motor carrier fuel tax act; modify penalties.
HB 5697 (Gary Howell) Natural resources; hunting; penalties for violations of certain hunting provisions; modify.
HB 5698 (Kyra Bolden) Vehicles; registration; penalties for violations of moped registration fees; modify.
HB 5699 (Tenisha Yancey) Traffic control; violations; penalty for failure to provide proof of license or other receipt while operating a vehicle; modify.
HB 5795 (Graham Filler) Probate; wills and estates; electronic signature of wills; allow.
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section Position on HB 5795: Oppose.
HB 5802 (Mike Mueller) Traffic control; driver license; penalties for driving on suspended license; modify.
HB 5803 (Kyra Bolden) Traffic control; violations; reporting requirements for misdemeanor conviction; eliminate.
HB 5804 (Gary Howell) Traffic control; violations; collection of biometric data for traffic violation; eliminate.

Legislation Introduced 6/2–6/4
This week bills were introduced in the following areas of law:

At the Court

Supreme Court Posts Approved Plans to Reopen Trial Courts - Step-by-step court plans are easily accessible online to residents statewide

Michigan Supreme Court Honors Retiring Chief Administrative Officer Ed Zobeck

ADM File No. 2020-08: Administrative Order No. 2020-16 (Order Resuming Filing Deadlines in the Michigan Supreme Court and Court of Appeals)
Issued: 6/3/20
Effective: 6/8/20

At the Bar

June 12 Board of Commissioners Public Policy Agenda
The SBM Board of Commissioners will be considering several public policy items at their June 12 meeting. The public policy agenda can be reviewed online. Members of the State Bar are invited to submit comments to the Board of Commissioners on any of the items on the agenda. All comments received before the meeting will be shared with the Board.

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A Message from State Bar of Michigan Leadership

Free Legal Assistance Available to Midland-Area Flood Victims

Trial Court Reopening Plans To Be Posted on MSC Website

Links of Interest

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