November 30, 2020
Volume 18, Issue 48
At the Capitol
The House and Senate are expected to be in session on Tuesday, December 1.
12/1 House Judiciary, 9:30 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.
SB 1185 (Sen. Curtis S. VanderWall) Torts: liability; pandemic health care immunity act; create.
Negligence Law Section Position on SB 1185: Oppose.
12/1 Senate Judiciary & Public Safety, 2:00 p.m. MORE
SB 216 (Sen. Stephanie Chang) Education: students; information regarding sexual assault and harassment; require schools to provide to students and encourage related professional development.
SB 217 (Sen. Lana Theis) Health occupations: health professionals; additional individual present during certain examinations of minors; require, and require consent for treatment.
SB 218 (Sen. Ruth A. Johnson) Criminal procedure: sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for the crime of intentionally failing to document certain services in a medical record and performing certain medical treatments on a minor without consent and another individual present; enact.
SB 219 (Sen. Peter J. Lucido) Crimes: criminal sexual conduct; sexual contact and sexual penetration under pretext of medical treatment; prohibit, and provide penalties.
SB 220 (Sen. Erika Geiss) Criminal procedure: sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for sexual contact or sexual penetration under pretext of medical treatment; modify.
HB 4370 (Rep. Mary Whiteford) Health: medical records; provision for the protection, retention, and maintenance of medical records referencing a vaginal or anal penetration treatment for 15 years by a health professional and health facility or agency; implement, and require certain boards to provide guidance to licensees on medical services involving vaginal or anal penetration.
HB 4371 (Rep. Roger Hauck) Criminal procedure: sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for the crime of intentionally failing to document certain services in a medical record and performing certain medical treatments on a minor without consent and another individual present; enact.
HB 4372 (Rep. Annette Glenn) Health occupations: health professionals; permanent revocation of license or registration if convicted of sexual conduct under pretext of medical treatment; provide for.
HB 4373 (Rep. Daire Rendon) Health occupations: health professionals; permanent revocation of license or registration if convicted of sexual conduct under pretext of medical treatment; provide for.
HB 4374 (Rep. Julie Alexander) Crimes: other; preventing reporting of crime; prohibit by use of position of authority.
HB 4376 (Rep. Beth Griffin) Children: protection; mandatory reporting requirements for child abuse or child neglect; expand to include physical therapist, physical therapist assistants, and athletic trainers.
HB 4377 (Rep. Kristy Pagan) Children: protection; distribution of training package to individuals designated as mandatory reporters for child abuse or child neglect; require.
HB 4378 (Rep. Kristy Pagan) Civil rights: public records; identity of parties proceeding anonymously in civil actions alleging sexual misconduct; exempt from disclosure under freedom of information act.
SBM Position on HB 4378: Support with an amendment that the exemptions set forth in the bill also apply to survivors of human trafficking.
HB 4383 (Rep. Sara Cambensy) Crimes: other; preventing reporting of certain alleged crimes to title IX coordinator by use of position of authority; prohibit.
HB 5795 (Rep. Graham Filler) Probate: wills and estates; electronic signature of wills; allow.
SBM Position on HB 5795: Oppose as Drafted.
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section on HB 5795: Oppose.
Probate & Estate Planning Section on HB 5795: Oppose.
SB 791 (Sen. Peter J. Lucido) Criminal procedure: trial; certain requirements for a speedy trial; provide for.
Criminal Law Section Position on SB 0791: Oppose.
SB 721 (Sen. Peter J. Lucido) Property: personal; determining the period of vesting for future interests; modify.
SB 231 (Sen. Jim Runestad) Civil procedure: service of process; proof of service; provide for verification of service.
SBM Position on SB 0231: Support.
All Committee Meetings
At the Court
Supreme Court Hosts First “Virtual” Adoption Day Ceremony
Families on the Move’s Director Veda Thompkins to Receive Maura D. Corrigan Foster Family Lifetime Achievement Award
ADM File No. 2020-08: Administrative Order No. 2020-21 (Order Allowing Notice of Filing to Extend Filing Period in Michigan Supreme Court and Michigan Court of Appeals)
At the Bar
November Issue of Michigan Bar Journal Delayed
In Memoriam: Charles Levin, former MSC Justice
Links of Interest
SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Michigan Supreme Court
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