Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan

November 9, 2020
Volume 18, Issue 45

At the Capitol

11/12 House Judiciary, 8:15 a.m. MORE
HB 5679 (Rep. James Lower) Criminal procedure: sex offender registration; sex offender registration act; modify.
HB 6255 (Rep. Julie Calley) Criminal procedure: records; sealing of certain data when an individual is neither charged nor convicted; require.
HB 6256 (Rep. Kyra Bolden) Criminal procedure: expunction; sealing of arrest record when an individual is not charged or is not convicted; require.
SB 611 (Sen. Peter MacGregor) Libraries: other; release or disclosure of library records to certain persons; allow under certain circumstances.
SB 681 (Sen. Jeff Irwin) Criminal procedure: expunction; eligibility for record expungement of crimes committed when individual was a minor; expand.
SB 682 (Sen. Peter J. Lucido) Juveniles: juvenile justice services; juvenile records; require to be confidential.
SB 761 (Sen. Curtis S. VanderWall) Criminal procedure: forfeiture; public and regional airport authorities; exempt from certain requirements in certain controlled substance related cases.

Complete Committee Meeting List

Legislation Introduced 10/27–11/06
Last week bills were introduced in the following areas of law:

At the Court

REVISED: Michigan Supreme Court Announces November 10 & 12, 2020 Virtual Oral Arguments Schedule

Statement from Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget M. McCormack on the Election of Grand Rapids Attorney Elizabeth Welch to the Court

Proposed Amendments
ADM File No. 2020-17: Proposed Addition of MCR 3.906
The proposed addition of MCR 3.906 would establish a procedure regarding the use of restraints on a juvenile in court proceedings.
Issued: 11/4/20
Comment Period Expires: 3/1/21

At the Bar

November 20 Board of Commissioners Public Policy Agenda
The SBM Board of Commissioners will be considering several public policy items at the November 20 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.

Links of Interest

SBM Public Policy Resource Center
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Michigan Supreme Court
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