June 28, 2021
Volume 19, Issue 26
The State Bar of Michigan will be closed on Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day.
At the Capitol
House Session Schedule
Senate Session Schedule
Legislative Action Last Week:
Summary of legislative action on all bills that the State Bar or sections of the State Bar have taken positions.
HB 4222 (Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Circuit Court Judges & Court of Claims) passed the House on June 24 with a vote of 84 to 23. HB 4223 (Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Circuit Court Judges & Court of Claims) passed the House with a vote of 83 to 24. The bills now move onto the Senate.
SBM Position on HB 4222 and HB 4223: Support.
HB 4472 (The Michigan Penal Code, Embezzlement) was referred to the House Committee on Judiciary on June 22. It had previously been referred to the House Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors.
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section Position on HB 4472: Support.
HB 4640 (Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Act) was referred to the House Committee on Rules and Competitiveness on June 22. It had previously been referred to the House Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors, and was reported out of committee without any amendments.
Family Law Section Position on HB 4640: Oppose.
Recently, bills were introduced in the following areas of law:
At the Court
Supreme Court Takes Next Steps to Develop Strategic Plan
Chief Justice Bridget M. McCormack Statement Celebrating Juneteenth
At the Bar
Judicial Vacancy—23rd District Court, City of Taylor
Applications must be submitted electronically and received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021.
Links of Interest
SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Michigan Supreme Court
MCL Search Engines