Public Policy Update from the State Bar of Michigan
October 6–12, 2008
Volume 6 Issue 41

In the Capitol
The Michigan House of Representatives and Senate are tentatively scheduled to hold session on October 15.
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Complete Committee Meeting List

New Public Acts

At the Bar
Free Veterans Benefits Law Training Set for Oakland County Bar Association Oct. 24

Sections and Committees
The Children's Law Section submitted an amicus brief in Mason County Department of Human Services vs. Darroll D. Rood (SC 136849).

The Family Law Section submitted Public Policy positions on the following items:
Oppose and Amend: SB 1418 Children; protection; coordination between friend of the court and department of human services; require. Amends secs. 7 & 8 of 1975 PA 238 (MCL 722.627 & 722.628).

Oppose and Amend: SB 1419 Family law; friend of the court; coordination between friend of the court and department of human services; require. Amends sec. 20 of 1982 PA 294 (MCL 552.520).

Oppose: SB 1501 Family law; child support; notice that payee of child support may be entitled to payment from lawsuit settlement or judgment or similar service; require. Amends 1982 PA 295 (MCL 552.601552.650) by adding sec. 25j.

Support: SB 1502 Family law; child support; payment of child support arrearages from casino winnings; require. Amends sec. 3 of 1996 IL 1 (MCL 432.203) & adds sec. 9e.

Oppose: HB 6265 Family law; parenting time; great-grandparenting time; provide for. Amends secs. 2 & 7b of 1970 PA 91 (MCL 722.22 & 722.27b).

In the Hall of Justice
Saginaw Community to Host Michigan Supreme Court; Oral Argument to Take Place at Saginaw Valley State University

State News
Economist: Michigan Facing Cuts Next Year
(Lansing State Journal, 10/10/08)

New Energy Package for Mich. Signed by Granholm
(Lansing State Journal, 10/7/08)

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