October 4, 2021
Volume 19, Issue 40
At the Capitol
House Session Schedule
Senate Session Schedule
10/5 House Judiciary, 9:00 a.m. MORE
HB 4003 (Rep. Matt Hall) Weapons: licensing; penalty for failure to comply with certain licensing requirements; modify.
HB 5027 (Rep. Cynthia Neeley) Crimes: weapons; penalties for intentionally discharging a firearm from vehicle or at a dwelling or a potentially occupied structure; increase.
HB 5028 (Rep. Graham Filler) Criminal procedure: sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for intentionally discharging a firearm from a vehicle or at a dwelling or potentially occupied structure; amend.
HB 5029 (Rep. Mike Mueller) Criminal procedure: sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for discharging a firearm at a motor vehicle; provide for.
HB 5030 (Rep. Stephanie Young) Crimes: penalties; penalties for discharging a firearm at a motor vehicle; increase fines if a minor is in the vehicle.
HB 5259 (Rep. Luke Meerman) Courts: judges; number of judges in Ottawa County; modify.
Complete Committee Meeting List
Legislative Action Last Week:
Summary of legislative action on all bills that the State Bar or sections of the State Bar have taken positions.
SB 244 (Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Proof of Service) was reported out of the Senate Committee on Judiciary & Public Safety as Substitute S-1 on September 30th. It now moves onto the Senate floor.
SBM Position on SB 244: Support.
Legislation Introduced Recently
Recently bills were introduced in the following areas of law:
At the Court
Supreme Court Seeks Nominations for Daniel Wright Award Honoring Service to Michigan Families and Children
Nominations are now open for the Daniel J. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award to honor exceptional service to Michigan’s children. Sponsored by the Michigan Supreme Court and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the award is presented each year in conjunction with efforts to encourage and celebrate adoption.
Supreme Court Seeks Nominations for Maura Corrigan Foster Family Award
Nominations are now open for the Maura D. Corrigan Foster Family Lifetime Achievement Award for exemplary service to Michigan’s children and families. The award, sponsored by the Michigan Supreme Court, was established in honor of Justice Corrigan, who as Chief Justice, focused on streamlining the adoption process and helping more children find forever families.
Tens of Thousands of Michiganders to Get Their Licenses Back
Starting October 1, Michigan will no longer suspend driver’s licenses for issues unrelated to driving safety, such as certain missed court appointments and unpaid fees, and several traffic misdemeanors will be reclassified as civil infractions, making them ineligible for arrest and jail time. A suite of new laws passed by the Michigan legislature in 2020 take effect on Friday.
At the Bar
Judicial Vacancies—Court of Appeals, 1st District & Macomb County
Applications must be submitted electronically and received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021.
Links of Interest
SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Michigan Supreme Court
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