November 8, 2021
Volume 19, Issue 45

The State Bar of Michigan will be closed on Thursday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.

At the Capitol

House Session Schedule
Senate Session Schedule

11/9 House Judiciary, 9:30 a.m. MORE
HB 4084 (Rep. Cynthia Johnson) Environmental protection: other; criminal penalties and civil fines for unlawful dumping of garbage; provide for.
HB 4699 (Rep. Laurie Pohutsky) Criminal procedure: defenses; defense to criminal sexual conduct charges based solely on mental incapacitation of the victim if the victim is the actor's spouse; repeal.
HB 4894 (Rep. Greg VanWoerkom) Financial institutions: credit cards; notice of insufficient funds and lack of payment; require to be deemed as evidence of intent.
HB 5117 (Rep. Rodney Wakeman) Probate: other; procedures regarding notice and priority of a funeral representative; modify.
HB 5394 (Rep. Sue Allor) Criminal procedure: sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for possession of etizolam.
HB 5395 (Rep. Ranjeev Puri) Crimes: controlled substances; various penalties for controlled substance etizolam; provide for.

Complete Committee Meeting List

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

At the Court

ADM File No. 2019-33: Appointment of Initial Members of the Judicial Education Board
Issued: 11/3/21
Effective: Immediately

Proposed Amendment
ADM File No. 2019-16: Proposed Amendment of MCR 7.212
The proposed amendment of MCR 7.212 would require appellate briefs to be formatted for optimized reading on electronic displays.
Issued: 11/5/21
Comment Period Expires: 3/1/22

At the Bar

November 19 Board of Commissioners Public Policy Agenda
The SBM Board of Commissioners will be considering several public policy items at its November 19 meeting. The public policy agenda can be reviewed online. Members of the State Bar are invited to submit comments to the Board of Commissioners on any of the items on the agenda. All comments received before the meeting will be shared with the Board.


October Issue of Michigan Bar Journal Delayed
Delivery of the October issue of the Michigan Bar Journal has been delayed. Subscribers are expected to receive the issue soon.

Judicial Vacancies—Lansing & Muskegon County
Applications must be submitted electronically and received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, 2021.

Judicial Vacancy—Court of Appeals, 1st District
Applications must be submitted electronically and received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

Links of Interest

SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Public Acts
Michigan Supreme Court
Michigan Legislature
MCL Search Engines