Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan

February 7, 2022
Volume 20, Issue 6

In the Capitol

2/8 House Appropriations Subcommittee on Corrections, 9:00 a.m. MORE
Discussion on Staffing Levels at State Correctional Facilities.

2/8 House Families, Children, and Seniors, 12:00 p.m. MORE
Agenda Item of Interest:
HB 5464 (Rep. Gary Eisen) Human services: food assistance; cooperation with child support enforcement program as a condition of food assistance eligibility; require.
Family Law Section Position on HB 5464: Oppose.

2/9 House Appropriations Joint Meeting with Senate Appropriations, 11:00 a.m. MORE
Presentation of Governor Whitmer’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Recommendation.

2/10 Senate Judiciary & Public Safety, 8:30 a.m. MORE
HB 4562 (Rep. Sarah Lightner) Corrections: parole; parole board review process; modify.
HB 4563 (Rep. Angela Witwer) Corrections: parole; parole board review process; modify.

Complete Committee Meeting List

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

At the Court

ADM File No. 2018-25: Amendment of MCR 7.312
The amendment of MCR 7.312 incorporates into the Supreme Court rules the procedure to be followed for cases being argued on the application. These rules have been previously included in orders granting argument on the application. A new subrule (K) alerts parties to the fact that they should argue the merits of the case even for motions being heard on the application.
Issued: 2/2/22
Effective: 5/1/22


Statement from Chief Judge Gleicher on Newest COA Appointments

Supreme Court Publishes Summaries of March 2-3 Case Call

At the Bar

Judicial Vacancies—3rd Circuit, 36th District & 61st District
Applications must be submitted electronically and received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 18, 2022.

SBM’S Next Virtual Support Group Begins Feb. 9
These support groups offer an opportunity to connect with other attorneys in a small group to focus on your overall wellness.

Links of Interest

SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Public Acts
Michigan Supreme Court
Michigan Legislature
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