October 25, 2004 - October 31, 2004
Volume 2 Issue 43

In the Capitol
The Michigan Senate will reconvene on November 3, 2004.

The Michigan House of Representatives will reconvene on November 4, 2004.

Committee meetings of interest for the week of 11/1/04.

11/4/04 House Judiciary
Agenda: SB 959 Expand individuals who can accept payment and perform marriage and family counseling; SB 961 Establish Family law criteria for program to qualify for marriage preservation tax credit; SB 963 Require recording of certain information on marriage license and certificate; SB 964 Require premarriage program or longer waiting period as prerequisites for issuance of a marriage license; SB 966 Add to child custody act parenting plan procedures and content.  FOR TESTIMONY ONLY: HB 5949 Revise reference to child custody in the child custody act of 1970 to child parenting; HB 6012 Revise reference to child custody in the revised judicature act to parenting time; HB 6013 Revise reference to child custody in the paternity act to parenting time; HB 6014 Revise reference to child custody in the estates and protected individuals code to parenting time; HB 6015 Revise reference to child custody in the age of majority act to child parenting; HB 6016  Revise reference to child custody in the family support act to parenting time; HB 6213 Include parenting time in reference to child custody in the uniform child custody jurisdiction enforcement act; HB 6214 Revise reference to child custody in the probate code of 1939.

In the Hall of Justice
Dorothy Comstock Riley, Former Chief Justice, Mourned by Michigan Supreme Court
(Michigan Supreme Court, 10/25/04)

At The Bar
Dorothy Comstock Riley Passes Away at 79

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(State Bar of Michigan, 10/25/04)


New State Bar Chief Tours U.P.

(Mining Journal, 10/23/04)

Sections and Committees
The Real Property Law Section submitted the following public policy reports:
Public Policy Report: HB 4817
Public Policy Report: Mortgage Foreclosure Act

Federal News
U.S. Action Bars Right of Some Captured in Iraq
(New York Times, 10/26/04)

Another Congress To Return For Another Lame-Duck Stint
(Washington Post, 10/27/04)

State News
For information on the November 2nd General Election, visit the Secretary of State’s non-partisan voter information center, Publius.

Making Jury Duty Less Random
(Macomb Daily, 10/24/04)

Provisional Ballots Cast At Wrong Sites No Good, Court Rules
(Lansing State Journal, 10/27/04)

Lawyers, Others To Monitor Election
(Lansing State Journal, 10/27/04)

Links of Interest
Public Policy Resource Center
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