Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan

February 22, 2021
Volume 19, Issue 8

At the Capitol

2/23 House Judiciary, 9:00 a.m. MORE
Presentations by: Michigan Sheriffs' Association; Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police;
HB 4141 (Rep. Kyra Bolden) Vehicles: registration; penalties for violations of moped registration fees; modify.
HB 4142 (Rep. Kevin Coleman) Vehicles: snowmobiles; noncompliance to provide a certificate of registration; decriminalize.
HB 4144 (Rep. Gary Howell) Traffic control: violations; collection of biometric data for traffic violation; eliminate.
HB 4148 (Rep. Andrew Fink) Transportation: motor carrier fuel tax; motor carrier fuel tax act; modify penalties.
HB 4153 (Rep. Mike Mueller) Traffic control: driver license; penalties for driving on suspended license; modify.
HB 4154 (Rep. Kyra Bolden) Traffic control: violations; reporting requirements for misdemeanor conviction; eliminate.
HB 4155 (Rep. Tenisha Yancey) Traffic control: violations; penalty for failure to provide proof of license or other receipt while operating a vehicle; modify.
HB 4219 (Rep. Tenisha Yancey) Criminal procedure: expunction; eligibility for record expungement of operating while intoxicated convictions; allow.
HB 4220 (Rep. Joe Bellino) Criminal procedure: expunction; eligibility for record expungement of operating while intoxicated convictions; allow.
HB 4239 (Rep. Mike Mueller) Crimes: vehicle offenses; vehicle immobilization requirements; modify.

2/24 House Appropriations Subcommittee on Corrections, 10:30 a.m. MORE
Presentation by the Department of Corrections on the FY 2021-22 Executive Budget Recommendation;
Presentation by the Department of Corrections on Prisoner Physical and Mental Health Care;
Discussion on Overdoses and Substance Use by Prisoners;
Overview Presentation by the Legislative Corrections Ombudsman.

2/24 Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Corrections and Judiciary, 11:30 a.m. MORE
Budget Presentation from Department of Corrections Director Washington.

2/25 House Appropriations Subcommittee on Judiciary, 10:30 a.m. MORE
Overview of the FY 2021-22 Judiciary Budget Request—Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, Michigan Supreme Court;
Overview of the FY 2021-22 Court of Appeals Budget Request—Chief Judge Christopher M. Murray, Michigan Court of Appeals.

Legislation Introduced
Recently, bills were introduced in the following areas of law:

At the Court

Michigan Supreme Court Announces March 3–4, 2021, Oral Arguments Schedule

Statement from Michigan Supreme Court Justices Elizabeth T. Clement and Megan K. Cavanagh on JooYeun Chang joining the Biden Administration

At the Bar

Beware of Scammers Targeting Attorneys for Escrow Services
Several Michigan attorneys have been targeted recently in scams involving the purported purchase of large items such as yachts, excavation equipment, and even ventilators.

SBM Introduces Virtual Support Groups for Attorneys
The first series, Resiliency Through a Pandemic, will connect legal professionals navigating the ongoing personal and professional challenges brought on by COVID-19.

Links of Interest

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