April 25, 2004 - May 1, 2004
Volume 2 Issue 18

In the Capitol
Committee meetings of interest for the week of 5/2.

5/4/04 House Judiciary
HB 5467 Require premarriage program or longer waiting period as a prerequisites for issuance of a marriage license; HB 5468 Provide for marriage preservation tax credit; HB 5469 Establish criteria for program to qualify for marriage preservation tax credit; HB 5470  Require an educational predivorce program before the entry of the judgment of divorce; HB 5471 Add to child custody act parenting plan procedures and content; HB 5472 Clarify certain criteria for determining interests of the child; HB 5473 Require recording of certain information on marriage license and certificate; HB 5474 Expand individuals who can accept payment and perform marriage and family counseling.

5/4/04 Senate Judiciary
Agenda: HB 5692 Prohibit and provide penalties for secretly observing, recording, or capturing certain visual images; HB 5693 Enact guidelines for crimes of electronic surveillance; SB 918 Prohibit and provide penalties recording certain visual images without consent; SB 919 Enact sentencing guidelines for crime of recording a visual image of undergarments, genitalia, buttocks, or female breasts without consent; SB 1141 Revise to comply with changes made to the public health code gram amounts of certain controlled substances; HB 4434 Allow court to order obtaining high school education or GED equivalency as a condition of probation; HB 4867 Prohibit by certain state agencies under certain circumstances the promulgation of rules prohibiting the carrying of concealed pistols on certain state land.

5/4/04 Senate Appropriations: Judiciary & Corrections

Agenda: Discussion of the FY 2004-05 Budget Recommendation for the Judiciary

5/5/04 House Criminal Justice
Agenda (For testimony only):
SB 220 Prohibit expiration date and full account number from being printed on credit card receipt; SB 657 Prohibit requirement for disclosure of social security number to purchase or obtain certain goods or services of a retailer; SB 792 Create identity theft protection act; SB 793 Clarify crime of obtaining personal identity information of another with intent to unlawfully use the information; SB 794 Allow victim of identity theft to obtain certificate as proof of theft from prosecuting attorney or attorney general; SB 795 Establish and provide penalties and remedies for social security number privacy act; SB 797 Establish sentencing guidelines for crimes of identity theft; SB 798 Prohibit denial of credit to identity theft victims; SB 803 Provide for tolling of statute of limitations in certain cases of identity theft.

Complete Committee Meeting List

Capitol Agenda
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(Detroit News, 5/1/04)

Legislation Introduced 4/27– 4/29
HB 5838 Crime victims; other; sexual assault victims' forensic medical intervention and treatment act; create and provide funding for.

HB 5841
Law enforcement; funds; definition of entities eligible for training funds from the Michigan justice training commission; expand to include certain authorities.

HB 5842 Criminal procedure; defenses; requirement for prosecution to show proof that a driver of a fleeing vehicle has knowledge of injuries; eliminate.

Legislature; sessions; part-time legislature; provide for.

SB 1172 Criminal procedure; sentencing; juvenile convicted of first or second degree murder; require to be sentenced as an adult.

In the Hall of Justice
Rachel L. Drenovsky Named Michigan Supreme Court Learning Center Coordinator
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(Michigan.gov, 4/26/04)

Administrative Orders
Administrative Order No. 2004-2 - File No. 2004-04 Approval of the Adoption of Concurrent Jurisdiction Plans for Barry, Berrien, Isabella, Lake, and Washtenaw Counties, and for the 46th Circuit Consisting of Crawford, Kalkaska, and Otsego Counties.
Issued: April 28, 2004
Effective: August 1, 2004

Proposed Amendments
2001-04 - Proposed Amendment of Canon 7 of the Michigan Code of Judicial Conduct
On June 21, 2001, the Court published for comment two alternative proposed amendments of Canon 7 of the Michigan Code of Judicial Conduct regarding payments to endorsing organizations. On order of the Court, this is to advise that the Court is considering an alternative amendment of Canon 7 of the Michigan Code of Judicial Conduct.
Issued: April 29, 2004
Comment period expires: May 27, 2004
Public Hearing: May 27, 2004

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State Bar Reinstates Upper Michigan Legal Institute

Children's Law Section Sets May Training Sessions and Annual Dinner

Federal News
Supreme Court Refuses to Hear VMI Case
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(Washington Post, 4/26/04)

Justices Won't Hear Military-College Appeal on Dinner Prayer
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(New York Times, 4/27/04)

Supreme Court Weighs Cheney Secrecy Case
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(Detroit News, 4/28/04)

Court Hears Case on U.S. Detainees
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(New York Times, 4/29/04)

Supreme Court Upholds GOP Redistricting in PA
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(Washington Post, 4/29/04)

State News
Granholm Signs Bill to Comply with Federal Election Requirements
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(Detroit News, 4/26/04)
See Also:
Granholm Signs Voting Bill, Though Grudgingly
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(Detroit Free Press, 4/27/04)

Drug Court Graduates Re-enter Life with Fresh Hopes
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(Flint Journal, 4/29/04)


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