March 14, 2022
Volume 20, Issue 11
In the Capitol
3/15 House Judiciary, 9:00 a.m. MORE
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 5713 (Rep. Karen Whitsett) Criminal procedure: statute of limitations; statute of limitations for certain criminal sexual conduct offenses related to a false representation in assisted reproduction; provide for.
HB 5714 (Rep. Bronna Kahle) Civil procedure: civil actions; civil action for making a false representation in assisted reproduction; provide for.
HB 5715 (Rep. Kelly Breen) Health occupations: health professionals; disciplinary action for making a false representation in assisted reproduction; provide for.
HB 5716 (Rep. John Roth) Crimes: other; false representation in assisted reproduction; prohibit, and provide penalties.
HB 5717 (Rep. John Roth) Criminal procedure: sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for false representation regarding assisted reproduction; provide for.
HB 5862 (Rep. Ken Borton) Torts: liability; campgrounds; provide for limited liability.
3/15 House Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government, 10:30 a.m. MORE
Michigan Department of Attorney General;
Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Development;
Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council.
3/15 House Appropriations Subcommittee on Judiciary, 12:00 p.m. MORE
Overview of the FY 2022-23 Budget Request for the Judicial Tenure Commission – Lynn Helland, Executive Director and General Counsel.
3/16 Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Corrections & Judiciary, 11:30 a.m. MORE
Testimony from Chief Judge Elizabeth L. Gleicher of the Court of Appeals on the Judiciary FY 2022-23 Budget Recommendation.
3/16 House Local Government & Municipal Finance, 12:00 p.m. MORE
Agenda Item of Interest:
SB 259 (Sen. Sylvia Santana) Civil procedure: other; requirements for publication of legal notices in the revised judicature act; amend.
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 5541 (Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Requirements for Admission to the Bar) was reported out of the Senate Committee on Judiciary & Public Safety without amendment. It now moves on the Senate floor.
SBM Position on HB 5541: Support.
Recently bills were introduced in the following areas of law:
At the Court
The Court will hold a public administrative hearing this Wednesday, March 16, 2022 via Zoom video conferencing. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. An agenda is available online.
ADM File No. 2020-26: Amendments of MCR 1.109 and MCR 8.119
The amendments of MCR 1.109 and MCR 8.119 update references to the effective date of the amendments regarding personal identifying information.
ADM File No. 2021-11: Proposed Amendment of MCR 9.116
The proposed amendment of MCR 9.116 would allow the Attorney Grievance Commission to initiate disciplinary proceedings against a former judge who, but for his or her departure from the bench, would have been removed from office based on misconduct that was the subject of judicial disciplinary proceedings.
Comment Period Expires: 7/1/22
ADM File No. 2022-01: Appointment to the Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions
ADM File No. 2022-01: Appointments to the Court Reporting and Recording Board of Review
ADM File No. 2022-01: Appointment to the Justice For All Commission
ADM File No. 2022-01: Appointment to the Michigan Tribal State Federal Judicial Forum
New Human Resources Director Named for Appellate Courts
At the Bar
April 9 Representative Assembly Agenda
The Representative Assembly will be meeting on Saturday, April 9, 2022. The agenda is posted online. Members of the State Bar are invited to submit comments to Representative Assembly on the public policy items on the agenda, which are listed below:
Proposal to Amend MRPC 1.8
Proposal to Amend MRPC 1.15
Judicial Vacancy–Monroe County
Deadline: Applications must be submitted electronically and received by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2022.
Links of Interest
SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Michigan Supreme Court
MCL Search Engines