May 23, 2022
Volume 20, Issue 21
The State Bar of Michigan will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.
In the Capitol
5/24 House Judiciary, 9:00 a.m. MORE
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 5750 (Rep. Sara Cambensy) Traffic control: speed restrictions; use of automated traffic enforcement devices in work zones to enforce speed limit reductions; allow.
HB 5893 (Rep. Angela Witwer) Agriculture: weights and measures; general amendments to the weights and measures act; provide for.
SB 691 (Sen. Jim Runestad) Crimes: other; organized retail crime act; expand.
5/26 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 on HB 5889: Oppose.
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.
SB 14 (The Michigan Penal Code, Jurisdiction) was reported out of the House Judiciary without amendment on 5/17. It now moves onto the full House for consideration.
SBM Position on SB 14: Support.
SB 15 (The Code of Criminal Procedure, Jurisdiction) was reported out of the House Judiciary without amendment on 5/17. It now moves onto the full House for consideration.
SBM Position on SB 15: Support.
Recently bills were introduced in the following areas of law:
At the Court
State Court Administrator Emeritus Earns National Honor for Leading State Court Response to Mental Illness
High School Students: Apply by May 27 to Participate in Supreme Court Summer ‘Moot Court’ Program
Macomb Deputy Court Administrator Named New Director of Michigan Judicial Institute
ADM File No. 2021-41: Amendments of MCR 6.001, 6.003, 6.102, 6.103, 6.106, 6.445, 6.615, and 6.933 and Addition of MCR 6.105, 6.441, and 6.450
The amendments make the rules consistent with recent statutory revisions that resulted from recommendations of the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration.
ADM File No. 2021-45: Rescission of Administrative Order No. 2021-5, Retention of the Amendment of MCR 7.306, and Additional Amendment of MCR 7.306
The additional amendment of MCR 7.306 refines the previous amendment by clarifying the timeframe for filing a supporting brief and makes subsection (J) consistent with MCR 7.313(A).
ADM File No. 2021-47: Retention of the Amendment of MCR 3.950
ADM File No. 2022-01: Appointment to the Judicial Education Board
Links of Interest
SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Michigan Supreme Court
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