March 8, 2021
Volume 19, Issue 10
At the Capitol
3/9 House Judiciary, 9:00 a.m. MORE
HB 4132 (Rep. Pauline Wendzel) Elections: offenses; certain felonies involving absent voter ballot applications; create.
HB 4133 (Rep. Ann Bollin) Criminal procedure: sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for certain Michigan election law violations dealing with absent voter ballot applications; provide for.
HB 4142 (Rep. Kevin Coleman) Vehicles: snowmobiles; noncompliance to provide a certificate of registration; decriminalize.
HB 4149 (Rep. John Damoose) Natural resources: fishing; penalties for certain fishing violations; modify.
HB 4151 (Rep. Steven Johnson) Natural resources: fishing; penalties for certain hunting and fishing licensing violations; modify.
HB 4211 (Rep. Mike Mueller) Crimes: public office and officers; penalties for disarming a law enforcement officer of a firearm if accomplished by force or if law enforcement officer is injured; increase.
HB 4212 (Rep. David LaGrand) Criminal procedure: sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for disarming a law enforcement officer of a firearm if accomplished by force or if law enforcement officer is injured; provide for.
HB 4308 (Rep. Abdullah Hammoud) Crimes: intoxication or impairment; blood alcohol level requirement for certain alcohol-related driving violations; eliminate sunset for .08 limit.
HB 4309 (Rep. Graham Filler) Criminal procedure: sentencing guidelines; blood alcohol level requirement for certain alcohol-related driving violations; eliminate sunset for .08 limit.
3/10 House Appropriations Subcommittee on Corrections, 9:00 a.m. MORE
Presentation by Department of Corrections – Prisoner Reentry Initiatives and Reduced Recidivism Rate.
3/10 House Appropriations Subcommittee on Judiciary, 10:30 a.m. MORE
Discussion on Funding for Trial Courts.
3/10 Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Corrections and Judiciary, 11:30 a.m. MORE
Budget Presentation from the Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice McCormack;
Budget Presentation from the Michigan Court of Appeals Chief Judge Murray.
3/11 House Oversight, 10:30 a.m. MORE
Agenda Item of Interest:
HB 4164 (Rep. Ryan Berman) Courts: records; online attorney access to court actions and filed documents without fees; provide for.
Negligence Law Section Public Policy Position on HB 4164: Support.
Recently, bills were introduced in the following areas of law:
At the Court
Public Administrative Hearing Scheduled
The Michigan Supreme Court has scheduled a public administrative hearing for Wednesday, March 24, 2021. The agenda is available here. This hearing will be held via Zoom videoconferencing and broadcast on the Court’s YouTube channel. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. and will end no later than 11:30 a.m.
To reserve a spot on the agenda, please contact the Office of Administrative Counsel via email at ADMcomment@courts.mi.gov by Friday, March 19, 2021.
Supreme Court Announces Updated Michigan Parenting Time Guideline
The Michigan Supreme Court today announced the release of its Friend of the Court Bureau’s (FOCB) updated Michigan Parenting Time Guideline to aid parents in setting up parenting time schedules.
At the Bar
Join Us for Our Next Conversation on Race and Justice
Join the State Bar of Michigan and representatives from the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance for the next meeting of the Race and Justice Forum.
Register Now for the Next Lawyer Trust Account Webinar
This half-day webinar features presentations on the ethical management of lawyer trust accounts and the effective use of forms, checklists, and other recordkeeping resources.
Representative Assembly Accepting Award Nominations
Nominations are being accepted for the Michael Franck Award and the Unsung Hero Award.
Links of Interest
SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Michigan Supreme Court
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