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​Chapter 6  Criminal Procedure

2020-22 - AMENDMENT OF MCR 6​.110 (requires courts to allow a witness called by the prosecutor or defendant to appear at a preliminary examination as provided for by MCL 766.12) 

Proposed Amendment: ​​Amendment of MCR 6.110 ​(with comment period)
Issued: November 18, 2020
​Comment Period Expiration:
March 1, 2021
Public Hearing:
 
 
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2020-07 - Alternative Proposed Amendments of MCR 6​.502 (would address the issue of a court’s recharacterization of a defendant’s motion for relief from judgment that is styled as something other than a motion for relief from judgment) 

Proposed Amendment: ​​Alternative Proposed Amendments of MCR 6.502​
Issued: October 28, 2020
​Comment Period Expiration:
February 1, 2021
Public Hearing:
 
 
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2019-06 - AMENDMENT OF MCR 6.302 (requires a judge to advise a defendant of the maximum possible prison sentence including the possibility of consecutive sentencing) 

Proposed Amendment: ​​Amendment of MCR 6.302
Issued: September 16, 2020
​Comment Period Expiration:
January 1, 2021
Public Hearing:
 
 
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2019-35 - PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF MCR 6.502 (would eliminate the requirement to return successive motions to the filer, would eliminate the prohibition on appeal of a decision made on a motion for relief from judgment, would require all such motions to be submitted to the assigned judge, and would require a trial court to issue an order when it rejects or denies relief) 

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Proposed Amendment: ​​Proposed Amendment of MCR 6.502
Issued: September 16, 2020
​Comment Period Expiration:
January 1, 2021
Public Hearing:
 
 
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2018-33/2019-20/2019-38 - PROPOSED AMENDMENTS OF MCR 6.310, 6.425, 6.428, 6.429, 6.431, 7.204, 7.205, 7.208, 7.211, 7.305, AND PROPOSED ADDITION OF MCR 1.112 (WOULD EXPAND CERTAIN TIME FRAMES FOR FILING AND DECIDING POSTJUDGMENT MOTIONS IN CRIMINAL CASES, WOULD RECONFIGURE AND EXPAND THE “REISSUANCE OF JUDGMENT” RULE, WOULD RESTRUCTURE AND ADD SPECIFICITY TO THE PRESENTENCE REPORT PROCEDURE IN MCR 6.425, AND WOULD EXPAND THE PRISONER MAILBOX RULE TO ALL LEGAL FILINGS MADE BY A PERSON INCARCERATED IN PRISON OR JAIL)

Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendments of MCR 6.310, 6.425, 6.428, 6.429, 6.431, 7.204, 7.205, 7.208, 7.211, 7.305, and Proposed Addition of MCR 1.112​
Issued: March 19, 2020
​Comment Period Expiration:
July 1, 2020
Public Hearing: September 23, 2020
 
 
Comments:
 
​Adopted or Other Action: Amendments of MCR 6.425, 6.428, 7.208, and 7.211​
Issued: September 30, 2020
Effective: ​January 1, 2021

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2019-27 - PROPOSED AMENDMENTS of MCR 6.310, 6.429, 6.431, 6.509, and 7.205 and Proposed Addition of MCR 6.126 (would clarify and simplify the rules regarding procedure in criminal appellate matters) 

Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendments of MCR 6.310, 6.429, 6.431, 6.509, and 7.205 and Proposed Addition of MCR 6.126​​
Issued: March 19, 2020
​Comment Period Expiration:
July 1, 2020
Public Hearing: September 23, 2020
 
 
Comments:
 
​Adopted or Other Action: Amendments of MCR 6.310, 6.429, 6.431, 6.509, and 7.205 and Addition of Rule 6.126
Issued: September 23, 2020
Effective: ​January 1, 2021

ADM FILE NO. 2018-23 - PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF RULE 6.001 OF THE MICHIGAN COURT RULES

Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendment of Rule 6.001 of the Michigan Court Rules​

Issued: November 28, 2018
​Comment Period Expiration:
March 1, 2019
Public Hearing: May 22, 2019
 
 
Comments:
 
Proposed Amendment: Proposed Alternative Amendments of MCR 6.610​
Issued: June 5, 2019
Comment Period Expiration ​October 1, 2019
Public Hearing ​November 20, 2019

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Comments:


​Adopted or Other Action: Amendment of MCR 6.610​
Issued: March 4, 2020
Effective: ​May 1, 2020

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​2018-34 - PROPOSED Amendment of MCR 6.425 (would clarify that criminal defendants whose request for counsel due to indigency are denied are entitled to appeal that denial)

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Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendment of MCR 6.425​
Issued: October 23, 2019
​Comment Period Expiration:
February 1, 2020
Public Hearing: March 11, 2020
 
 
Comments:
 
​Adopted or Other Action: Amendment of MCR 6.425
Issued: March 11, 2020
Effective: ​May 1, 2020


2014-46 - Proposed Alternative Amendments of MCR 6.508 (would allow a court to consider previously-decided claims in the context of a new claim for relief)

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Proposed Amendment: Proposed Alternative Amendments of MCR 6.508
Issued: September 18, 2019
​Comment Period Expiration:
January 1, 2020
Public Hearing: March 11, 2020
 
 
Comments:
 
​Adopted or Other Action: Amendment of MCR 6.508​
Issued: March 11, 2020
Effective: ​May 1, 2020

2018-29 - PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF MCR 6.302 (would eliminate the option to plead guilty to an offense charged [separate from the offense to which defendant is pleading guilty])

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Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendment of MCR 6.302​
Issued: September 11, 2019
​Comment Period Expiration:
January 1, 2020
Public Hearing: March 11, 2020
 
 
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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)

 

​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
 


2017-02 - PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF MCR 6.508 (would enable a defendant to show actual prejudice in a motion for relief for judgment under certain circumstances)

Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendment of MCR 6.508
Issued: May 1, 2019
​Comment Period Expiration:
September 1, 2019
Public Hearing: September 18, 2019​
 
 
Comments:
 
​Adopted or Other Action: Amendment of MCR 6.508​
Issued: September 18, 2019
Effective: ​January 1, 2020



ADM File No. 2017-17 - Proposed Amendments of Rules 6.001, 6.006, 6.425, 6.427, 6.610, 7.202, and   7.208 and Proposed Addition of Rule  6.430 of the Michigan Court​ Rules

Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendments of Rules 6.001, 6.006, 6.425, 6.427, 6.610, 7.202, and 7.208 and Proposed Addition of Rule 6.430 of the Michigan Court Rules​

Issued: November 28, 2018
Comment Period Expiration:
March 1, 2019
Public Hearing: May 22, 2019
 
 
Comments:

​Adopted or Other Action: ​Amendments of MCR 6.001, 6.006, 6.425, 6.427, and 6.610 and Addition of MCR 6.430​​
Issued: May 22, 2019
Effective: ​September 1, 2019


2017-27 - Proposed Amendment of MCR 6.425 (would make the amount of time a defendant has to request appointed appellate counsel consistent with other parts of the rule and remove the requirement for a sentencing judge to articulate substantial and compelling reasons to deviate from the guidelines range, pursuant to Lockridge)

Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendment of MCR 6.425​
Issued: October 17, 2018
​Comment Period Expiration:
February 1, 2019
Public Hearing: March 13, 2019
 
 
Comments:
 
​Adopted or Other Action: ​Amendment of MCR 6.425​
Issued: May 15, 2019
Effective: ​September 1, 2019