Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan

October 3, 2022
Volume 20, Issue 39

In the Capitol

House Session Schedule
Senate Session Schedule

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 5266 (Public Health Code, Liability of Emergency Medical Services Personnel) passed the House 57 to 48 on September 28th. It now moves onto the Senate for consideration.
Negligence Law Section Position on HB 5266: Oppose.

HB 5751 (Regulate the Certification of a Person with a Disability's Need for an Emotional Support Animal) has be referred to the Senate Committee on Regulatory Reform.
Elder Law & Disability Rights Section Position on HB 5751: Oppose.

HB 5956 (The Code of Criminal Procedure, Sunset on Certain Costs) passed the Senate 29 to 7 on September 28th. It now moves onto the Governor for her signature.
SBM Position on HB 5956: Support.

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

At the Court

Ingham District Courts Support “Road to Restoration” Clinic to Provide Residents Help Getting Driving Privileges Restored; CATA Providing Free Bus Passes

At the Bar


Learn how to avoid burnout in special wellness seminar for attorneys
The SBM's Lawyers & Judges Assistance Program will host its first ever virtual wellness event — "Resourcing Yourself Right to Bypass Burnout in the New Legal Landscape."

SBM’s Tax Pro Bono Program offering free tax training in October
The State Bar of Michigan’s Tax Pro Bono Program is offering a free, in-person tax training Oct 7, 2022, at Veterans Memorial Library, in Mount Pleasant.

Gerrow (Gerry) Mason takes helm as chair of Representative Assembly
Gerry Mason, of Marysville, has been sworn in as the chair of the State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly for 2022–2023.

2022 A Lawyer Helps Pro Bono Honor Roll celebrates attorneys, firms
The Justice Initiatives Committee of the State Bar of Michigan is pleased to announce the third annual A Lawyer Helps Pro Bono Honor Roll.

Judicial Vacancy—50th District Court, City of Pontiac
Applications must be submitted electronically and received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.

Links of Interest

SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Public Acts
Michigan Supreme Court
Michigan Legislature
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