March 21, 2022
Volume 20, Issue 12
In the Capitol
3/22 House Judiciary, 9:00 a.m. MORE
HB 5485 (Rep. Ben Frederick) Consumer protection: consumer solicitation; disclosures to consumers regarding high-volume third-party sellers on online marketplaces; require.
HB 5486 (Rep. Samantha Steckloff) Consumer protection: consumer solicitation; failure of online marketplaces and high-volume third-party sellers to obtain or disclose certain information; make unfair trade practice.
HB 5487 (Rep. Mark Tisdel) Consumer protection: consumer solicitation; high-volume third-party sellers to provide certain information to online marketplaces; require.
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.
3/23 Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Corrections and Judiciary, 8:30 a.m. MORE
Testimony from the State Appellate Defender Office Director Jonathan Sacks on the Judiciary FY 2022-23 Budget Recommendation.
3/24 Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Licensing and Regulatory Affairs/Insurance and Financial Services, 8:30 a.m. MORE
Agenda Item of Interest:
Presentation by Executive Director Kristen Staley of the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission on the FY 2022-23 Executive Recommendation.
Complete Committee Meeting List
Recently bills were introduced in the following areas of law:
At the Court
ADM File No. 2021-25: Amendment of Rule 19 of the Rules Concerning the State Bar of Michigan
The amendment of Rule 19 of the Rules Concerning the State Bar of Michigan creates an explicit provision regarding confidentiality of information.
ADM File No. 2021-33: Amendment of Administrative Order No. 1997-10
The amendment of Administrative Order No. 1997-10 clarifies which information about jobs within the judiciary would be available to the public.
ADM File No. 2021-34: Amendment of MCR 5.125
The amendment of MCR 5.125 adds the community mental health program as an interested person to be served a copy of the court’s order when assisted outpatient treatment is ordered.
ADM File No. 2021-40: Amendment of Rule 5 of the Rules for the Board of Law Examiners
The amendment of Rule 5 of the Rules for the Board of Law Examiners specifically allows attorneys who are teaching in a clinical program to represent individual clients of that program.
Comment Period Expires: 7/1/22
DECLINED TO ADOPT
ADM File No. 2018-26: Proposed Amendment of MCR 6.502 (declined to adopt)
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
Join our Latest Lawyer Trust Accounts Virtual Seminars
The SBM will host three Lawyer Trust Accounts Seminars this year to give attorneys and their staffs an overview of management principles and recordkeeping resources.
Upper Michigan Legal Institute 2022 offers educational opportunity
The Upper Michigan Legal Institute will return to Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel this summer, offering an opportunity for lawyers statewide to update their legal education.
Links of Interest
SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Michigan Supreme Court
MCL Search Engines