Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan

May 2, 2022
Volume 20, Issue 18

In the Capitol

5/3 House Judiciary, 9:00 a.m. MORE
HB 4239 (Rep. Mike Mueller) Crimes: vehicle offenses; vehicle immobilization requirements; modify.
HB 5860 (Rep. Mark Tisdel) Family law: child support; biological father to pay 50 percent of insurance premiums during pregnancy, including hospital birth of the child; provide for.
Family Law Section Position on HB 5860: Oppose.
HB 5861 (Rep. Pamela Hornberger) Family law: paternity; biological father to pay 50% of insurance premiums for pregnancy-related medical expenses; amend paternity act to provide for.
Family Law Section Position on HB 5861: Oppose.
HB 5982 (Rep. Joe Bellino) Controlled substances: drug paraphernalia; sale of nitrous oxide devices; prohibit.
SB 996 (Sen. Stephanie Chang) Controlled substances: drug paraphernalia; sale of nitrous oxide devices; prohibit.
SB 993 (Sen. Michael D. MacDonald) Controlled substances: opioids; Michigan opioid healing and recovery fund; create.
SB 994 (Sen. Mark Huizenga) Controlled substances: opioids; opioid advisory commission; create.
SB 995 (Sen. Betty Jean Alexander) Civil procedure: civil actions; civil lawsuits related to opioids; prohibit.

5/5 Senate Judiciary & Public Safety, 8:30 a.m. MORE
SB 630 (Sen. Kevin Daley) Corrections: other; definition of contraband; expand.
HB 4887 (Rep. Mike Mueller) Juveniles: crimes; transportation of juvenile who commits a crime with an adult; clarify.
HB 5130 (Rep. Mike Mueller) Law enforcement: other; employment contract with a new employee to cover academy tuition; allow under certain conditions.
HB 4173 (Rep. Kara Hope) Criminal procedure: other; authority of counties to offer reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction; increase maximum reward.

5/5 House Rules & Competitiveness, 10:30 a.m. MORE
HB 5889 (Rep. Annette Glenn) Civil procedure: evidence; consultations with human trafficking victims; provide confidentiality.
SBM Position: Oppose.

Complete Committee Meeting List

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

At the Court

Foster Care Review Board Program Seeking Volunteers Statewide

Michigan Supreme Court Hears Case in Hillsdale before Local Students

At the Bar

Public Notice for Reappointment of Mag. Judge Elizabeth A. Stafford
Public Notice for Reappointment of Incumbent Magistrate Judge Elizabeth A. Stafford - Comments due June 6, 2022.

Laurin' Roberts Thomas receives 2022 Distinguished Barrister Award
Laurin' C. Roberts Thomas is the recipient of the 2022 Distinguished Barrister Award from the Davis-Dunnings Bar Association.

SBM makes it easier for firms to make license renewal payments
The State Bar of Michigan is launching an improved service that allows firms to easily pay their attorneys’ license fees.

Links of Interest

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