Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan

May 15, 2023
Volume 21, Issue 20

In the Capitol

5/16 House Criminal Justice, 9:00 a.m. MORE
HB 4516 (Rep. Betsy Coffia) Family law: domestic violence; domestic violence prevention and treatment fund; allow to provide funding to tribal domestic and sexual violence shelters and service providers.
HB 4420 (Rep. Julie M. Rogers) Crime victims: other; information sharing by law enforcement of victim contact information with survivor programs; allow.
HB 4421 (Rep. Stephanie A. Young) Civil procedure: other; certain public video recordings of court proceedings; allow the victims' faces to be blurred.
HB 4422 (Rep. Graham Filler) Crime victims: other; definition of serious misdemeanor in the crime victims act; modify.
HB 4423 (Rep. Greg VanWoerkom) Crime victims: statements; victim impact statements; allow to be made remotely.
SBM Position on HB 4423: Support.
HB 4438 (Rep. Kelly Breen) Labor: arbitration; compulsory arbitration for local police and firefighters; include corrections officers.
HB 4439 (Rep. Robert J. Bezotte) Labor: arbitration; certain references in 1969 PA 312 regarding arbitration for local police officers and firefighters; make gender neutral.

5/16 House Families, Children, and Seniors, 12:00 p.m. MORE
Agenda Items of Interest:
SB 137 (Sen. John Damoose) Children: guardians; guardians of tribal children; allow access to guardian funds.
SB 138 (Sen. Jeff Irwin) Children: guardians; guardians of tribal children; allow access to guardian funds.

Complete Committee Meeting List

Legislation Introduced 05/09–05/11
Last week bills were introduced in the following areas of law:

At the Court


Nominate Appeals or Circuit Judge by June 26 for Hilda Gage Award

At the Bar


Mass Swearing-in Ceremonies Planned for Bar Passers
Swearing-in ceremonies have been planned for the 130 soon-to-be Michigan attorneys.

Links of Interest

SBM Public Policy Resource Center
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Michigan Supreme Court
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