July 10 - 16, 2006
Volume 4 Issue 28

In the Capitol
Committee meetings of interest for the week of 7/17
7/20 Conference Committee on HB 5796
Members: Rep. Hummel, Rep. Pastor, Sen. Johnson, Sen. Stamas, Rep. Brown, Sen. Prusi
Agenda: Conference Report - Fiscal Year 2006-07
HB 5796 (Hummel) Appropriations; other; omnibus budget appropriations bill; provide for fiscal years 2006 and 2007.

Complete Committee Meeting List

Legislation Recently Signed into Public Acts

In the Hall of Justice
Expanded Online Edition of Michigan Court Rules Offers Easier Access, Keyword Search

Proposed Amendments
2005-19 - Proposed Amendment of Rules 2.512, 2.513, 2.514, 2.515, 2.516, and 6.414 of the Michigan Court Rules
Issued: July 11, 2006
Comment period expires: November 1, 2006
Public Hearing: To be scheduled
Jury Reform Proposals Published; Public Comment Sought

At the Bar
SBM e-Journal Gets High Ratings from Subscribers

SBM Announces 2006 Commissioner Election Results

SBM Announces Results of Judicial Tenure Commission, Young Lawyers Section, and Representative Assembly Elections

Federal News
Voting Rights Act Elements Extended
(Washington Post, 7/14/06)

State News
Candidates Battle for Fewer Open House Seats
(Detroit News, 7/16/06)

Senate Candidates Vie for Six Seats Opened by Term Limits
(Detroit News, 7/16/06)

Bouchard, Butler Compete for GOP U.S. Senate Slot
(Detroit News, 7/16/06)

Groups Challenge Voter ID Plan
(Detroit News, 7/15/06)

Cap on Spending on Ballot
(Detroit News, 7/11/06)

Links of Interest
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