|November 12-19, 2006||
Volume 4 Issue 46
Legislation Introduced 11/14
HB 6627 Criminal procedure; sentencing; assessment of $10.00 to individuals who have committed an alcohol-related offense; require and earmark to drug treatment courts.
HB 6638 Economic development; obsolete property and rehabilitation; procedures in neighborhood area improvements act relating to condemnation of blighted property; revise.
HB 6639 Local government; other; blighted area rehabilitation; procedures in blighted area rehabilitation act for condemnation of blighted property; revise.
Of General Interest
HB 6631 Crimes; escape; definition of place of confinement for purposes of establishing prison break; revise, and increase penalty.
HB 6632 Criminal procedure; sentencing guidelines; sentencing guidelines for crime of escaping from prison or other lawful place of confinement; revise to reflect increased penalty. TIE BAR WITH: HB 6631'06
HB 6633 Traffic control; parking; use of volunteers to enforce parking violations; expand.
HB 6649 Occupations; lobbyists; limitations on lobbyists' contributions to certain individuals; provide for.HB 6651 Legislature; legislators; voting on bills or chairing a committee when a conflict of interest exists; prohibit.
2006-39 - Amendment of Rule 1.10 of the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct
This amendment clarifies that when an attorney associates with a new firm, the attorney’s disqualification does not necessarily disqualify the attorney’s new firm by imputed disqualification, if the new firm imposes timely and appropriate screening under MRPC 1.10(b). The amendment clarifies that MRPC 1.10(b) governs the issue of imputed disqualification following the transfer of an attorney to a new firm, which was the intent of the rule and has been the practice since the rule was adopted in 1988 and further amendments were adopted in 1990. This proposal was prompted by the decision issued in Nat’l Union Fire Ins Co v Alticor, Inc. ___ F3d ___; 2006 WL 2956522 (CA 6, 2006).
Issued: November 14, 2006
Effective: November 14, 2006
Comment period expires: March 1, 2007
Public Hearing: To be scheduled
SB 1203 (Cropsey) Liens; foreclosure; individuals authorized to foreclose a mortgage; expand and provide certain revisions to redemption period. Amends secs. 3240 & 3241a of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.3240 & 600.3241a).
HB 4918 (Ward) State; employees and officers; state officers compensation committee; revise to conform to state constitution. Amends sec. 7 of 1968 PA 357 (MCL 15.217).
HB 6532 (Condino) Criminal procedure; records; criminal conviction overturned based on DNA evidence; provide for deletion of record. Amends sec. 16a, ch. IX of 1927 PA 175 (MCL 769.16a).
Two Judicial Vacancies
Justice Priorities Outlined by IG
(Washington Post, 11/17/06)
Judge Hits Law on Crack Cocaine
Michigan's Deficit Climbs to $173 Million
Court Considers Whether Michigan Voters Must Show I.D.