Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
October 4–10, 2010
Volume 8 Issue 41

In the Capitol
The Michigan House of Representatives will be in session at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 13. The Senate will not be in session this week.
House Schedule
Senate Schedule

Complete Committee Meeting List

New Public Acts

Legislation Introduced 10/6
Of General Interest
HB 6536 Elections; other; interstate compact to elect president by national vote; establish. Creates new act.

At the Bar
Sections and Committees
The Probate & Estate Planning Section submitted Public Policy positions on the following items:
Support: HB 5850 Probate; other; disposition of decedent's remains; require that directions by a person properly designated by a service member be followed. Amends secs. 3206 & 3209 of 1998 PA 386 (MCL 700.3206 & 700.3209).

Recommend Changes: HB 6157 Property tax; principal residence exemption; transfer of ownership of a principal residence to natural or adopted children; permit a conditional rescission of exemption for certain period. Amends sec. 7cc of 1893 PA 206 (MCL 211.7cc).

Oppose: HB 6189 Taxation; estates; technical amendments to provision relating to inheritance tax; provide for. Amends sec. 1 of 1899 PA 188 (MCL 205.201).

In the Hall of Justice
Other Actions
2010-01 Supreme Court Appointment of Commissioner-at-Large of the State Bar of Michigan Board of Commissioners
Issued: October 5, 2010
Effective: Appointment to a three-year term commencing on adjournment of the outgoing board held at the 2010 annual meeting.

State News
Michigan Voters Face Decision About the State Constitution on Nov. 2: Should We Go Back to Square One?
(, 10/10/10)
See also:
What Other States Have Done About Constitutional Conventions
(Grand Rapids Press, 10/11/10)
Issues Up For Debate if Mich. Voters Call For a Con-Con
(Grand Rapids Press, 10/11/10)
How We Got Here: Review of Mich. Amendments Since 1966
(, 10/10/10)

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