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February 20, 2017
Volume 15, Issue 8

In the Capitol

2/21 House Law and Justice, 9:00 a.m. More
HB 4042 Increase penalties for operating a motor vehicle without valid driver license, and require police officers to take certain actions;
HB 4065 Modify prohibition against the department of corrections hiring a formerly convicted felon;
HB 4118 Enact sentencing guidelines for crime of prisoner in holding cell, jail, or correctional facility throwing bodily material on certain individuals;
HB 4119 Prohibit detainee or prisoner in holding cell, jail, or correctional facility throwing bodily material on certain individuals, and provide a penalty.

2/21 Senate Appropriations: Judiciary, 9:00 a.m. More
Overview of Governor's budget recommendation for FY 2017-18 by Ryan Bergan, Senate Fiscal Agency.

2/21 House Judiciary, 12:00 p.m. More
Overview of the Michigan Supreme Court;
Presentation by Chief Judge Talbot on the Michigan Court of Appeals;
HJR G Eliminate age limit for election of or appointment to a judicial office;
SB 39 Revise exceptions to definition of surviving spouse in relation to a funeral representative.

2/21 Senate Judiciary, 3:00 p.m. More
SB 127 Prohibit public office and officers and provide penalties for targeting a victim based on his or her actual or perceived employment criteria;
SB 128 Enact sentencing guidelines for crime of targeting law enforcement officer or emergency medical personnel as victim;
SB 152 Modify compensation reimbursement to health care providers for cost related to performing a sexual assault medical forensic examination;
SB 153 Modify use of expenditures sexual assault victims' medical forensic intervention and treatment fund.

2/22 House Appropriations: Corrections, 10:30 a.m. More
Presentation by the Department of Corrections on Prisoner Health Care.

2/22 House Appropriations: Judiciary, 12:00 p.m. More
Presentation on Problem-Solving Courts by Jessica Parks, Deputy Director Trial Court Services.

2/22 House Michigan Competitiveness, 12:00 p.m. More
Agenda Item of Interest:
SB 50 Establish county jail bed savings program.
Prisons & Corrections Section Position: Oppose.

2/22 Senate Appropriations: Corrections, 3:30 p.m. More
Presentation of Governor's budget recommendation for FY 2017-18 by Heidi Washington, Director of the Michigan Department of Corrections.

2/23 Senate Appropriations: General Government, 8:30 a.m. More
FY 2017-18 Budget Presentations: Department of State; Department of Civil Rights.

2/23 House Appropriations: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and Insurance and Financial Services, 9:00 a.m. More
Presentation by Department of Insurance and Financial Services Director Patrick McPharlin and Chief Deputy Director Teri Morante;
Presentation on medical marihuana regulatory functions by LARA Director Shelly Edgerton and Andrew Brisbo, Director, Licensing, Bureau of Professional Licensing.

Complete Committee Meeting List

Legislation Introduced 2/14–2/16
Last week bills were introduced in the following areas of law:

At the Bar

The Board of Commissioners Executive Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. The agenda is posted online. Members of the State Bar are invited to submit comments to Board of Commissioners on any of the items on the agenda. All comments received before the February 21 meeting will be shared with the Board.

Links of Interest

SBM Public Policy Resource Center
Michigan Supreme Court
Michigan Legislature
MCL Search Engines