Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
January 1-6, 2013
Volume 11 Issue 1

The 97th legislature will be sworn in on Wednesday, kicking-off a new legislative session. The Republicans maintain control of both chambers. The Senate remains nearly identical to last session, with only one member departing to be the Genesee County Clerk. The House has twenty-eight newly elected members (out of 110 members). Seventeen of the 148 legislators to be sworn in on Wednesday are lawyers.

In the Capitol
House Session Schedule for 2013
Senate Session Schedule for 2013

Complete Committee Meeting List

New Public Acts

In the Hall of Justice
Robert P. Young, Jr., elected to second term as chief justice

At the Bar
Nominations Open for Major State Bar Awards

Representative Assembly Accepting Nominations for Annual Awards

Federal News
Congress is Sworn In, Including 2 Newcomers From Michigan
(Detroit Free Press, 1/4/13)

State News
Real Work for New Legislature Won't State Until After Gov. Rick Snyder's State of State Address
(Detroit Free Press, 1/7/13)
See also:
Bitterness Exists as Legislature Restarts
(Detroit News, 1/7/13)
Contentious Capitol: 2013 Legislative Preview
(Lansing State Journal, 1/5/13)

Key Moments in the 2012 Session
(Lansing State Journal, 1/5/13)

Snyder to Deliver State of State Address Jan. 16
(Detroit Free Press, 1/4/13)

Links of Interest
Public Policy Resource Center | Michigan Supreme Court | Michigan Legislature | MCL Search Engines