|September 14-20, 2003||
Volume 1 Issue 3
In the Capitol
Committee Meetings of interest for the week of September 21, 2003
In the Hall of Justice
The Michigan Supreme
Court will hold an administrative public hearing on Thursday, September
25, 2003, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Supreme Court courtroom located
on the sixth floor of the Michigan Hall of Justice, 925 W. Ottawa Street,
Lansing, Michigan 48915.
Court to Hear Comments on Proposed Court of Appeals Rule Changes at
September 25 Public Hearing
Lawyers to Speed Up Appeals; an editorial response by Scott S. Brinkmeyer
Named Director of Michigan Judicial Institute
oath draws ire of conservatives
Legislation Introduced 9/14 - 9/20
665 Occupations; other; use of any truth verification technology;
allow under certain circumstances and provide penalties for certain
violations of the act.
SB 675 Labor; fair employment practices; employer monitoring of employee communications; prohibit unless the employer establishes an employee monitoring policy and discloses that policy to employees.
SB 681 Criminal procedure; preliminary examination; expert testimony by video conferencing; allow.
683 Mental health; code; definition of "person requiring treatment";
SB 688 Torts; malpractice; qualifications of expert witnesses for medical malpractice action; amend requirements.
SB 689 Torts; malpractice; liability of emergency room physicians; limit in certain circumstances.
690 Torts; malpractice; statute of limitations extension for fraudulent
concealment in medical malpractice action; require plaintiff's sworn
statement of facts.
SB 691 Torts; malpractice; affidavit of meritorious defense in medical malpractice action; allow defendant to sign.
SB 693 Criminal procedure; statute of limitations; statute of limitations for certain criminal sexual conduct offenses; eliminate.
SB 697 Employment security; hearings; appeal procedure; revise.
698 Criminal procedure; sentencing guidelines; penalties for possessing
equipment for manufacturing methamphetamine; include in sentencing guidelines.
SB 705 Civil procedure; civil actions; surviving relatives to initiate civil actions for injury to or death of a fetus as the result of an abortion performed without informed consent; allow.
Single business tax; tax base; addition of settlement amounts of questionable securities transactions; provide for.