April 26, 2021
Volume 19, Issue 17
At the Capitol
4/27 House Judiciary, 9:00 a.m. MORE
HB 4091 (Rep. Mary Whiteford) Criminal procedure: expunction; criminal convictions that may be set aside on grounds of being a victim of human trafficking; expand.
HB 4092 (Rep. Graham Filler) Criminal procedure: defenses; affirmative defense that individual committed a crime because he or she was a victim of human trafficking; establish.
HB 4093 (Rep. Bronna Kahle) Juveniles: criminal procedure; expunction of crimes resulting from being a victim of human trafficking; expand.
HB 4214 (Rep. Mike Mueller) Criminal procedure: evidence; admissibility of certain hearsay testimony in certain human trafficking and prostitution prosecutions; provide for.
HB 4528 (Rep. Bryan Posthumus) Elections: challengers; training requirements for election challengers; provide for.
HB 4627 (Rep. Julie Brixie) Criminal procedure: arrests; exception to the presumption for issuance of appearance tickets in lieu of an arrest in operating while intoxicated; provide for.
HB 4631 (Rep. Graham Filler) Criminal procedure: forfeiture; public and regional airport authorities; exempt from certain requirements in certain controlled substance related cases.
HB 4632 (Rep. Alex Garza) Criminal procedure: forfeiture; public and regional airport authorities; exempt from certain requirements in certain controlled substance related cases.
Recently, bills were introduced in the following areas of law:
At the Court
Michigan Supreme Court Announces May 5, 2021 Oral Arguments Schedule
ADM File No. 2020-08: Administrative Order No. 2021-2 (Remote Online Format for July 2021 Michigan Bar Examination)
At the Bar
The Board of Commissioners met on April 23, 2021 at which time the State Bar of Michigan adopted the following public policy positions:
HB 4174 (Lightner) Criminal procedure: records; criminal justice system data collection; provide for. Creates new act.
SBM POSITION: Support.
Executive Budget for the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year
SBM POSITION: Support.
Executive Budget for the Department of the Judiciary for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year
SBM POSITION: Support the Executive Budget Recommendation for the Department of the Judiciary for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, with the two additions to fund the problem-solving courts and swift-and-sure programs, and the Justice For All proposal.
Federal Practice Survival Guide Available for Download
The Federal Bar Association’s Eastern District of Michigan Chapter is sharing its new “Handbook on Local Practice in the Eastern District of Michigan.”
Judicial Vacancy—Oakland County
Applications must be submitted electronically and received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021.
Links of Interest
SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Michigan Supreme Court
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