August 8, 2005 - August 14, 2005
Volume 3 Issue 31

In the Capitol
Complete Committee Meeting List
House Meetings Scheduled (Includes House and Joint Committees)
Commerce (8/17/2005) Cancelled
Education (8/17/2005) Cancelled

Senate Meetings Scheduled (Includes Senate and Joint Committees)
Education and Appropriations, Joint (8/17/2005) Updated 08/15/2005

Technology & Energy (8/17/2005)

Legislation Recently Signed into Public Acts

Legislation Introduced 8/10
Of Interest to the Legal Community
HB 5081 Law; contracts; use of fingerprint as a legal signature; allow for a person who is unable to sign.

HB 5088 Family law; child support; termination of child support obligations when certain evidence demonstrates payer is not the biological parent; provide for.

Of General Interest
HB 5082 Elections; candidates; filing deadline for third party presidential candidates; amend.

HB 5084 Elections; absent voters; delivery and acceptance of absent voter ballots regardless of insufficient postage; require.

At The Bar
The State Bar of Michigan celebrates the 30th Legal Milestone on August 16th.
30th Michigan Legal Milestone Highlights 1847 Kentucky Raid and Role of the Underground Railroad
Directions to Legal Milestone Event in Dowagiac

The State Bar’s 70th Annual Meeting will be held September 22-23 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing.
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Federal News
Estate Tax Battle Pits The Rich vs. The Super-Rich
(Detroit News, 8/13/05)

Democrats Maintain Pressure In Quest For Roberts Documents
(Detroit News, 8/13/05)

State News
Budget Puzzles Michigan
(Detroit News, 8/12/05)

Former Senate Secretary Kenyon Dies At 85
(Lansing State Journal, 8/12/05)

Name Recognition Helps Hopefuls In '06 Races
(Lansing State Journal, 8/12/05)

Republican Senate Hopeful Quits Race
(Detroit News, 8/11/05)

Miller Won't Challenge Gov. In 2006
(Lansing State Journal, 8/10/05)

Cox Charges Lawmakers With Campaign Finance Violations
(Detroit News, 8/9/05)








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