Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
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May 1, 2017
Volume 15, Issue 18

In the Capitol

5/2 House Law & Justice, 9:00 a.m. MORE
HB 4076 Enact sentencing guidelines for altering or tampering with data in an official report;
HB 4289 Create crime of altering data used for official reports to intentionally falsify or mislead;
Presentation on Safe and Secure Rehabilitation.

5/2 House Judiciary, 12:00 p.m. MORE
Presentation on Shared Parenting;
HB 4427 Prohibit in certain circumstances release of recording taken by law enforcement officers with a body-worn camera;
HB 4298 Require electronic video recording of child interrogations in child protection cases;
HB 4299 Allow consideration of videorecorded statements in certain proceedings;
HB 4300 Increase fines for improper release of videorecorded statements allowed to be used in child protective services hearings, and require to be retained for certain period of time.

5/2 Senate Judiciary, 3:00 p.m. MORE
SB 333 Revise types of cases heard by the business court;
HB 4213 Require obtaining court order before nonconsensual preliminary chemical breath testing of a minor;
SB 337 Prohibit procedures of clitoridectomy, infibulation, or other female genital mutilation, and provide penalties;
SB 338 Provide sentencing guidelines for the crime of performing clitoridectomy, infibulation, or other female genital mutilation.

5/3 Criminal Justice Policy Commission, 9:00 a.m. MORE

5/3 House Appropriations, 9:00 a.m. MORE
Agenda Item of Interest:
HB 4233 Judiciary Budget for fiscal year 2017–2018.

5/3 House Tax Policy, 10:30 a.m. MORE
Agenda Item of Interest:
HB 4412 Revise tribunal procedures, and provide other general amendments.
Taxation Section Position: Support.

5/3 Senate Families, Seniors, and Human Services 3:00 p.m. MORE
Agenda Item of Interest:
HB 4288 Modify jurisdiction to establish a support order in certain circumstances under uniform interstate family support act (UIFSA).

Complete Committee Meeting List

Legislation Introduced 4/25–4/27
Last week bills were introduced in the following areas of law:

In the Hall of Justice

Michigan Supreme Court Public Administrative Hearing—May 17, 2017
The Michigan Supreme Court will hold a public administrative hearing on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, beginning at 9:30 a.m. To reserve a place on the agenda, please notify the Office of Administrative Counsel in writing at P.O. Box 30052, Lansing, MI 48909, or by e-mail at no later than Monday, May 15, 2017.
The Agenda can be found online.

Rule Amendments
2016-12 – Proposed Amendment of MCR 3.206
The Michigan Judges Association requested this revision as a way to protect personal information from being accessible from court records. The information is otherwise required to be included in the nonpublic verified statement.
Issued: 4/26/17
Comment Period Expiration: 8/1/17

2017-06 – Proposed Amendment of MCR 7.300 et seq.
The proposed amendment of MCR 7.300 et seq. would clarify certain practices and procedures in the Supreme Court, especially as they pertain to electronic filing by parties and electronic notification of the Court's opinions and orders, as well as require only the signed originals of documents to be filed in hard copy.
Issued: 4/26/17
Comment Period Expiration: 8/1/17

2017-01 – Assignment of Judges to the Court of Claims and Reappointment of Chief Judge
Issued: 4/26/17
Effective: 5/1/17

At the Bar

SBM Young Lawyers Section to Present 2017 Regeana Myrick Award

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