Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
August 11–17, 2008
Volume 6 Issue 33

In the Capitol
The Michigan House of Representatives is tentatively scheduled to hold session on August 20. The Michigan Senate is scheduled to be in session on August 27.

Complete Committee Meeting List

New Public Acts

Legislation Introduced 8/13
Of Interest to the Legal Community
HB 6372 Torts; malpractice; cap on noneconomic damages; enact exceptions for death and gross negligence, and prohibit supreme court from retroactively overturning precedent.

At the Bar
Registration for Annual Meeting is Now Open

State News
Reform Michigan Government Now! Ballot Proposal:
Former State Supreme Court Justice: Judges Shouldn't Disqualify Selves Because of Proposal
(Detroit Free Press, 8/13/08)

Proposal Has a Lot to Squeeze In
(Lansing State Journal, 8/13/08)

Mich. Board Weighs How to Summarize Ballot Issues
(Lansing State Journal, 8/12/08)

Mich. Court Hears Motion to Disqualify Judges on Ballot Measure
(Lansing State Journal, 8/11/08)

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