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Chapter 3  Special Proceedings and Actions


2019-47 - PROPOSED AMENDMENTS OF MCR 3.804, 5.140, and 5.404 and Proposed Addition of MCR 3.811 (would allow greater use of videoconferencing equipment in cases involving Indian children)

Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendments of MCR 3.804, 5.140, and 5.404 and Proposed Addition of MCR 3.811​
Issued: April 8, 2020
​Comment Period Expiration:
August 1, 2020
Public Hearing:
 
 
Comments:
 
​Adopted or Other Action:
Issued:
Effective:

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2015-21 - AMENDMENTs OF MCR 3.971, 3.972, 3.973, and 3.974 (makes various clarifying changes to rules the Court adopted in June 2019)

Amendment:
Amendments of MCR 3.971, 3.972, 3.973, and 3.974 
​​Issued: March 19, 2020
​Effective:
Immediately


2015-21 - PROPOSED AMENDMENTS OF MCR 3.971, 3.972, 3.973, 3.977, 3.993, 7.202, and 7.204 (would make the appeal process for child protective cases uniform)

Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendments of MCR 3.971, 3.972, 3.973, 3.977, 3.993, 7.202, and 7.204​​
Issued: March 19, 2020
​Comment Period Expiration:
July 1, 2020
Public Hearing: September 23, 2020
 
 
Comments:
 
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Issued:
Effective:

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2018-19 - AMENDMENT of MCR 3.229 (requires the filer to identify nonpublic documents when they are submitted to the clerk, and stipulates that the filer waives any claim of confidentiality where such documents are filed without a designation of confidentiality) 

Amendment:
Amendment of MCR 3.229​
​​Issued: December 27, 2019
​Effective:
January 1, 2020

 


2002-37 - PROPOSED AMENDMENTS OF E-FILING RULES (CONTINUES THE PROCESS FOR DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STATEWIDE ELECTRONIC-FILING SYSTEM) 

Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendments of E-Filing Rules​
Issued: December 18, 2019
​Comment Period Expiration:
April 1, 2020
Public Hearing: September 23, 2020
 
 
Comments:
 
​Adopted or Other Action:
Issued:
Effective:

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2019-12 - AMENDMENTS OF MCR 1.109, 3.206, 3.931, AND 3.961 (REQUIRES THE CASE INVENTORY FORM FILED IN FAMILY DIVISION CASES TO BE CONFIDENTIAL)

Proposed Amendment: Amendments of MCR 1.109, 3.206, 3.931, and 3.961​​
Issued: September 11, 2019 (effective immediately with comment period following)
​Comment Period Expiration:
January 1, 2020
Public Hearing: March 11, 2020
 
 
Comments: 
 
​Adopted or Other Action: Amendments of MCR 3.206, 3.931, and 3.961​
Issued: March 11, 2020
Effective: ​Immediately

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2018-15 - AMENDMENTS OF RULES 1.109, 2.113, 2.412, 3.203, 3.222, 3.223, 3.800, 3.903, 3.921, 3.923, 3.932, 3.935, 3.936, 3.943, 3.951, 3.963, 3.972, 3.977, 5.125, 5.402, 5.404, 5.801, 6.104, 7.210, 7.215, 7.305, 7.308, AND 8.111 OF THE MICHIGAN COURT RULES AND INTERNAL OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR THE JUDICIAL TENURE COMMISSION (UPDATES CROSS-REFERENCES AND MAKES OTHER NONSUBSTANTIVE REVISIONS TO CLARIFY THE RULES)

 

​2018-36 - Proposed Amendment of MCR 3.802 (would eliminate references to the “noncustodial parent” to make the rule consistent with the statute: MCL 710.51) 

Amendment:
Proposed Amendment of MCR 3.802​
​​Issued: June 19, 2019
​Comment Period Expiration:
October 1, 2019
Public Hearing: November 20, 2019
 
Comments:

 
​Adopted or Other Action: Amendment of MCR 3.802​
Issued: November 20, 2019
Effective: January 1, 2020

 


2015-21 - Amendments of MCR 3.965, 3.971, 3.972, 3.973, and 3.993 (incorporate a requirement for a trial court to notify a respondent in a child protection proceeding of the right to appeal following a child’s removal from the home and the initial dispositional order, and that failure to do so may bar respondent from later challenging the court’s assumption of jurisdiction)

Amendment:
Amendments of MCR 3.965, 3.971, 3.972, 3.973, and 3.993​
​​Issued: June 12, 2019 (Effective Immediately)
​Comment Period Expiration:
October 1, 2019
Public Hearing: November 20, 2019
 

 


2002-37 - PROPOSED AMENDMENTS OF E-FILING RULES (WOULD CONTINUE THE PROCESS FOR DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STATEWIDE ELECTRONIC-FILING SYSTEM)

Proposed Amendment:
Proposed Amendments of E-Filing Rules​
​​Issued: May 15, 2019
​Comment Period Expiration:
September 1, 2019
Public Hearing: September 18, 2019
 

  

​Adopted or Other Action: Amendment of MCR 3.206
Issued: November 13, 2019
Effective: January 1, 2020​

 


2018-18 - PROPOSED Amendment of MCR 3.106 (would require trial courts to provide a copy of each court officer’s bond to SCAO along with the list of court officers)  

Proposed Amendment:
Proposed Amendment of MCR 3.106​
​​Issued: May 15, 2019
​Comment Period Expiration:
September 1, 2019
Public Hearing: September 18, 2019
 
Comments:

 
​Adopted or Other Action: Amendment of MCR 3.106​
Issued: September 18, 2019
Effective: January 1, 2020
 

2018-02 - PROPOSED Amendment of MCR 3.501 (would require 50 percent of unclaimed class action funds be disbursed to the Michigan State Bar Foundation or other distribution as deemed appropriate by the court)

Proposed Amendment:
Proposed Amendment of MCR 3.501 ​
​​Issued: May 10, 2019
​Comment Period Expiration:
September 1, 2019
Public Hearing: ​​September 18, 2019
 
 
Comments:


 
​Adopted or Other Action: Amendment of MCR 3.501​
Issued: March 4, 2020
Effective: May 1, 2020


2018-16 - PROPOSED Amendment of MCR 3.201 and Proposed Addition of MCR 3.230 (would provide procedural rules to incorporate the Summary Support and Paternity Act to establish a parent’s paternity or support obligation through a summary action)

Proposed Amendment:
Proposed Amendment of MCR 3.201 and Proposed Addition of MCR 3.230 ​
​​Issued: April 22, 2019
​Comment Period Expiration:
August 1, 2019
Public Hearing: ​​September 18, 2019​
 
 
Comments:


 
​Adopted or Other Action: Amendment of MCR 3.201 and Addition of MCR 3.230​​
Issued: ​September 18, 2019
Effective: January 1, 2020

 

2018-13 - Proposed New Rule 3.22X (regarding Friend of the Court Mediation)

Proposed Amendment:
Proposed New Rule 3.22X​​
​​Issued: December 12, 2018
​Comment Period Expiration:
April 1, 2019
Public Hearing: ​​May 22, 2019
 
 
Comments:


 
​Adopted or Other Action: Amendment of MCR 3.224​
Issued: ​7/24/19
Effective: ​1/1/20

 


2018-19 - PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF RULES 1.105, 2.301, 2.302, 2.305, 2.306, 2.307, ​2.309, 2.310, 2.312, 2.313, 2.314, 2.316, 2.401, 2.410, 2.506, 3.201, 3.206, 3.922, 3.973, 3.975, 3.976, 3.977, 5.131 and Proposed new Rule 3.XXX of the Michigan Court Rules.​

 
 
Comments:
​Adopted or Other Action: Amendment of Discovery Rules​
Issued: 6/19/19
Effective: 1/1/20

 

​Adopted or Other Action: Amendment of MCR 3.206​
Issued: November 13, 2019
Effective: January 1, 2020​

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 2013-17 - Proposal would limit application of fee-shifting to divorce, separate maintenance, and annulment proceedings

Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendment of MCR 3.206
Issued: April 23, 2014
Comment Period Expiration: August 1, 2014
Public Hearing: September 24, 2014

 

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