Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
June 16, 2014
Volume 12 Issue 24

In the Capitol
The House and Senate are scheduled to be in session next on July 16. 
House Session Schedule for 2014
Senate Session Schedule for 2014

Complete Committee Meeting List

Legislative Action Last Week:
Summary of legislative action on all bills that the State Bar or sections of the State Bar have taken positions.
The Senate Amendment on HB 4486 was concurred on in the House on June 10.

HB 4528 (Michigan Immigration Clerical Assistant Act) was presented to the Governor on June 10.
State Bar of Michigan Position on HB 4528: Support.
Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee Position on HB 4528: Support.

HB 4534 (An Act to Regulate Pet Shops, Animal Control Shelters, and Animal Protection Shelters) passed the House, 98 to 12 on June 12.
Animal Law Section Position on HB 4534: Support.

HB 5061 (An Act to Regulate Pet Shops, Animal Control Shelters, and Animal Protection Shelters) and HB 5062 (Fingerprinting of Residents, Access by Animal Shelter to Certain Criminal History Record Information) passed the House on June 12.
Animal Law Section Position on HB 5061 and HB 5062: Support.

HB 5445 was enrolled on June 12 and passed the Senate.

SB 0105, SB 0106, and SB 0107 passed the Senate on June 10.
State Bar of Michigan Position on SB 0105 – SB 0107: Oppose.
Criminal Issues Initiative Position on SB 0105 – SB 0107: Oppose.
Criminal Jurisprudence & Practice Committee Position on SB 0105 – SB 0107: Oppose.

SB 714 (Uniform Collaborative Law Act) was signed by the Governor June 11.
State Bar of Michigan Position on SB 0714: Support.
Family Law Section Position on SB 0714: Support.

New Public Acts

In the Hall of Justice

Nominations Open for Child Welfare Awards; Foster Care Review Board to Recognize Service to Children and Families Served by the Foster Care System

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