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Civil Asset Forfeiture Reforms Move Forward

Jan 25, 2019

This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee reported legislation making reforms to civil asset forfeiture laws in Michigan. Introduced by Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Senator Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Township), the legislation requires an individual be convicted of or plead guilty to a crime before law enforcement can take ownership of personal property through the civil asset […]

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Police and Public Interactions Proposal

Feb 23, 2018

This week, a three-bill package was introduced in the Senate aimed at facilitating positive interactions between law enforcement officers and civilians during traffic stops. The bills direct the Secretary of State and the Michigan State Police to develop a program on how to interact with law enforcement during a traffic stop. The guidelines would be […]

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Committee Reports First Responder Protection Bills

Oct 06, 2017

This week, the House Law and Justice Committee reported a three-bill package aimed at providing protection for first responders.  The bills call for a ban on intimidation or targeting of police and correctional officers, expands protections to fire and emergency medical service officials, and classifies the offense as a felony punishable by up to two […]

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No Paper Auto Registration Proof? No Problem!

Jul 07, 2017

In ninety-days Michigan residents will no longer need to worry if they have their paper proof of registration when they are pulled over by the police.  Last week, Governor Rick Snyder signed into law a bill allowing Michigan motorists to provide an electronic proof of vehicle registration to law enforcement officers.  This law keeps up […]

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