April 11, 2004 - April 17, 2004
Volume 2 Issue 16

In the Capitol
Committee meetings of interest for the week of 4/18.

4/20/04 House Judiciary
Agenda: HB 5716 Allow commitment of juvenile to drug treatment court; HB 5647 Include participation in drug treatment court in conditions of probation; HB 5674 Include references to drug treatment courts in sentencing procedures; SB 998 Establish drug treatment courts; SB 999 Restrict for drug treatment court participants eligibility for probation and dismissal of charges; SB 1000 Coordinate eligibility for youthful trainee program with drug treatment courts.

4/20/04 Senate Judiciary
Agenda: HB 5026 Revise prohibition against making false crime reports to certain individuals; HB 5182 Revise procedure for eviction of tenants of property where controlled substances are manufactured, possessed, or delivered; HB 5197 Revise procedure for eviction of tenants of property where controlled substances are manufactured, possessed, or delivered; HB 5648 Revise procedure for payment of minimum state cost by juveniles; HB 5427 Clarify  licensing and inspection requirements for certain antique firearms; HB 5428 Clarify inspection requirements for certain antique firearms; HB 5429 Clarify licensing requirements for certain antique firearms; SB 1009 Clarify definition of "false pretense".

4/21/04 House Criminal Justice
Agenda: Presentation to the Committee by Pro Tech Monitoring, Inc. on real time tracking of offenders, non-compliance notification, pagers that provide early warning to victims if an offender enters an exclusion zone, and on mapping capabilities through the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) devices.

Complete Committee Meeting List

Capitol Agenda
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(Detroit News, 4/17/04)

In the Hall of Justice
Proposed Amendments
2002-34 - Proposed Administrative Order Concerning Delay Reduction in the Court of Appeals
Issued: April 14, 2004
Comment period expires: August 1, 2004
Public Hearing: To be Scheduled
The Court is considering a proposed administrative order in response to the directive in Administrative Order No. 2003-6 that the Michigan Court of Appeals submit a plan for the expedited processing of civil appeals from orders on motions for summary disposition.

At the Bar
State Bar Annual Meeting Slated for Sept. 30 - Oct. 1

Clay and Gillum are 2004 Straker Bar Trailblazers

Proposed Rules for '527' Groups Lead to Some Unusual Alliances
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(Washington Post, 4/14/04)

Scalia: 'I ... learned my lesson' over Tape Erasing Incident
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(CNN.com, 4/13/04)

Lawyers: Money Matters in Death Penalty Defense
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(CNN.com, 4/13/04)

State News
New Program Sets Drivers Straight
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(Detroit Free Press, 4/10/04)

Feds Strain State Coffers
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(Detroit News, 4/12/04)

Granholm Eliminates 25 Boards, Commissions
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(Detroit News, 4/16/04)

Links of Interest
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