|January 25–February 1, 2010
Volume 8 Issue 5
FOCUS: Governor Granholm’s Final State of the State Address
Governor Jennifer Granholm will give her final State of the State Address this Wednesday, February 3 at 7 p.m. before both the Michigan House of Representatives and the Senate.
In the Capitol
The House of Representatives will meet at 6 p.m. on February 3.
House Session Schedule
Senate Session Schedule
Committee Meetings of Interest for the Week of 2/1
2/2 Senate Families & Human Services
Agenda: SB 197 Establish circumstances under which putative father may sue to establish paternity of a child born to a married woman.
Family Law Section Position: Support
2/3 Senate Campaign and Election Oversight
Agenda Item of Interest: SB 745 Create supreme court election districts.
Complete Committee Meeting List
New Public Acts
Legislation Introduced 1/26–1/27
Of Interest to the Legal Community
HJR TT Courts; supreme court; supreme court districts; provide for. Amends sec. 2, art. VI of the state constitution.
Of General Interest
HB 5766 Legislature; reports; fiscal impact analysis on proposed legislation; require. Amends 1986 PA 268 (MCL 4.1101–4.1901) by adding secs. 502 & 602.
In the Hall of Justice
Plea Discussions Would be in Open Court, on Record Under Proposal before the Michigan Supreme Court
At the Bar
SBM Today—Blogging & More New Tools
Michigan Constitutional Convention Up for Vote
(Detroit News, 2/1/10)
Granholm Offers Carrots, Sticks to Induce Public Employee Retirement
See From the Office of the Governor:
Granholm Outlines Next Steps in Transforming Government to Improve Efficiency, Cut Costs
Making Michigan Government More Efficient, Responsive, and Cost Effective in the 21st Century