November 15, 2021
Volume 19, Issue 46
At the Capitol
The House of Representative and Senate will be in session next on Tuesday, November 30th.
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 4703 (The Michigan Penal Code, Care & Treatment of Forfeited Animals) passed the House 91 to 14 on November 10th. It now moves onto the Senate for consideration.
Animal Law Section Position on HB 4703: Support.
HB 4704 (The Michigan Penal Code, Care & Treatment of Forfeited Animals) passed the House 91 to 14 on November 10th. It now moves onto the Senate for consideration.
Animal Law Section Position on HB 4704: Support.
HB 5368 (Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Date of Birth) passed the House 69 to 34 on November 3rd. It will now be considered by the Senate Committee on Judiciary & Public Safety.
Family Law Section Position on HB 5368: Oppose.
Recently, bills were introduced in the following areas of law:
At the Court
ADM File No. 2021-01: Appointment of Chief Judges of Michigan Courts
ADM File No. 2021-01: Appointment of Chief Judge of the 6th Circuit Court
Supreme Court Highlights Success of Veterans Treatment Courts
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.
U.S. District Court Eastern Dist.: Notice of Amendments to Local Rules
These amendments will be effective December 1, 2021.
Bar Associations Offer Swearing-in Ceremonies to Recent Bar Passers
Swearing-in ceremonies have been planned to welcome more than 360 soon-to-be attorneys into the profession. Local bar associations will host ceremonies in November.
Links of Interest
SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Michigan Supreme Court
MCL Search Engines