February 18, 2022
Volume 20, Issue 8
The State Bar of Michigan will be closed on Monday, February 21, in observance of Presidents' Day.
In the Capitol
2/22 House Judiciary, 9:00 a.m. MORE
HB 4078 (Rep. Beau LaFave) Weapons: firearms; transportation of firearm in off-road vehicle; allow under certain circumstances.
HB 5482 (Rep. Gary Howell) Courts: drug court; eligibility to drug treatment courts; modify.
SBM Position on HB 5482: Support and recommend an amendment to MCL 600.1064(1) to align that provision’s language related to drug treatment court eligibility requirements for violent offenders with the language proposed in HB 5482.
Criminal Law Section Position on HB 5482: Support.
HB 5483 (Rep. David LaGrand) Courts: other; eligibility for mental health court participants; modify.
SBM Position on HB 5483: Support.
Criminal Law Section Position on HB 5483: Support.
HB 5484 (Rep. Tenisha Yancey) Courts: drug court; termination procedure for drug treatment courts; modify.
SBM Position on HB 5484: Support and recommend an amendment to MCL 600.1064(1) to align that provision’s language related to drug treatment court eligibility requirements for violent offenders with the language proposed in HB 5482.
Criminal Law Section Position on HB 5484: Support.
HB 5512 (Rep. Julie Calley) Medical marihuana: other; inconsistencies between the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act and certain parts of the revised judicature act of 1961 related to drug treatment courts; resolve in favor of the revised judicature act of 1961.
HB 5566 (Rep. Pat Outman) Civil procedure: evictions; late payment fees; allow limited fees to be awarded in summary proceedings.
2/22 House Appropriations Subcommittee on Judiciary, 12:00 p.m. MORE
Presentation on Problem Solving Courts and the Swift and Sure Sanctions Probation Program – Andrew Smith, Problem Solving Courts Manager;
Presentation by Geremy Burns, Jackson County Court Administrator.
2/23 House Appropriations Subcommittee on Corrections, 10:30 a.m. MORE
Discussion on Department of Corrections Contract for Prisoner Telephone Services.
2/23 Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Corrections and Judiciary, 11:30 a.m. MORE
Testimony from Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice McCormack regarding the FY 2022-23 Judiciary Budget Recommendation.
2/24 Senate Judiciary & Public Safety, 8:30 a.m. MORE
HB 4974 (Rep. Tenisha Yancey) Crime victims: rights; victim and witness privacy and safety act; modify.
HB 4798 (Rep. Graham Filler) Crime victims: rights; practice of redacting victim’s contact information; codify.
SB 626 (Sen. Kimberly A. LaSata) History and arts: historic sites; membership on the Michigan law enforcement officers memorial monument fund commission; expand.
HB 4821 (Rep. Timothy Beson) History and arts: historic sites; Michigan law enforcement officers memorial monument fund commission; extend commission.
HB 4562 (Rep. Sarah Lightner) Corrections: parole; parole board review process; modify.
HB 4563 (Rep. Angela Witwer) Corrections: parole; parole board review process; modify.
SB 691 (Sen. Jim Runestad) Crimes: other; organized retail crime act; expand.
2/24 House Appropriations Subcommittee on Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and Insurance and Financial Services, 9:00 a.m. MORE
Presentation by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs on the FY 2022-23 Executive Budget Recommendation.
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.
HB 4195 (Of Divorce, Public Disclosure of Divorce Filings) substitute H-1 passed the House on February 16th. It now moves onto the Senate Committee on Judiciary & Public Safety.
Family Law Section Position on HB 4195: Support with Recommended Amendments.
Legislation Introduced Recently
Recently bills were introduced in the following areas of law:
At the Court
Michigan Supreme Court Seeking Qualified Candidates for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission
Links of Interest
SBM Public Policy Resource Center
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