Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
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 4.11014.1901) 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

State News
Michigan Constitutional Convention Up for Vote
(Detroit News, 2/1/10)

Granholm Offers Carrots, Sticks to Induce Public Employee Retirement
(, 1/29/10)
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

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