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​Chapter 6  Criminal Procedure


2013-05/2014-46 - PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF MCR 6.502 and MRPC 3.8 (would add an “actual innocence” waiver provision, include new scientific evidence as a definition for “new evidence,” and require prosecutors to take certain actions regarding new evidence)

Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendment of MCR 6.502 and MRPC 3.8 
Issued: May 16, 2018
​Comment Period Expiration:
September 1, 2018
Public Hearing: September 20, 2018
 
 
Comments:


​Adopted or Other Action: Amendments of MCR 6.502 and MRPC 3.8 (order entered on 9/24/18 corrects and replaces the order dated 9/20/18)
Issued: September 24, 2018
Effective: ​January 1, 2019



2017-16 - PROPOSED Amendment of mcr 6.302 (would require a trial court judge to advise a defendant while taking a plea that the defendant may be giving up rights​) 

Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendment of MCR 6.302 ​
Issued: May 16, 2018
​Comment Period Expiration:
September 1, 2018
Public Hearing: September 20, 2018​
 
 
Comments:
 
​Adopted or Other Action: Amendment of MCR 6.302​
Issued: September 20, 2018
Effective: ​January 1, 2019

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2017-03 - "HOUSEKEEPING" AMENDMENTS OF COURT RULES TO UPDATE CROSS-REFERENCES AND MAKE VARIOUS NONSUBSTANTIVE REVISIONS 

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2015-04 - PROPOSED amendment of MCR 6.429 (would provide trial courts with broader authority to sua sponte address erroneous judgments of sentence) 

 
Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendment of MCR 6.429​
Issued: January 24, 2018
​Comment Period Expiration:
May 1, 2018
Public Hearing: May 23, 2018
 
 
Comments:

 

 
​Adopted or Other Action: ​Amendment of MCR 6.429
Issued: May 23, 2018
Effective: ​September 1, 2018

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2017-10 - PROPOSED Addition of mcr 6.417 (would require a trial court to provide parties with an opportunity to comment, consent/object, or suggest alternatives on a proposed order of mistrial) 

 
Proposed Amendment: Proposed Addition of MCR 6.417​
Issued: January 17, 2018
​Comment Period Expiration:
May 1, 2018
Public Hearing: May 23, 2018
 
 
Comments:

 

 
​Adopted or Other Action: Addition of MCR 6.417​
Issued: May 23, 2018
Effective: ​September 1, 2018

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2016-42 - PROPOSED amendments of mcr 6.310, 6.429, and 6.431 (would provide a "prison-mailbox" rule for incarcerated in pro per defendants for certain post-sentencing motions) 

 
Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendments of MCR 6.310, 6.429, and 6.431 ​
Issued: December 20, 2017
​Comment Period Expiration:
April 1, 2018
Public Hearing: May 23, 2018
 
 
Comments:

 

 
​Adopted or Other Action: Amendments of MCR 6.310, 6.429, and 6.431
Issued: May 23, 2018
Effective: ​September 1, 2018


2016-08 - PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF MCR 6.610 (WOULD EXEMPT PLEAS TAKEN UNDER SUBSECTION [E][7] FROM THE REQUIREMENTS OF [E][4])

 
Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendment of MCR 6.610 ​
Issued: December 13, 2017
​Comment Period Expiration:
April 1, 2018
Public Hearing: May 23, 2018
 
 
Comments:

 

 
​Adopted or Other Action: Amendment of MCR 6.610
Issued: May 23, 2018
Effective: ​September 1, 2018


2014-36 - proposed amendment of MCR 6.425 (would reflect recent changes to the criminal appellate counsel assignment process and require filing of all lower court transcripts)

Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendment of MCR 6.425 
Issued: November 15, 2017
​Comment Period Expiration:
March 1, 2018
Public Hearing: March 28, 2018
 
 
Comments:

 

 
​Adopted or Other Action: Amendment of MCR 6.425 
Issued: March 28, 2018
Effective: May 1, 2018

 

​2016-07 - Proposed Amendments of MCR 6.310, 6.428, 6.429, 6.431, 7.205, 7.211, and 7.212 (would clarify practices for criminal defendants represented by assigned appellate counsel) 

Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendments of MCR 6.310, 6.428, 6.429, 6.431, 7.205, 7.211, and 7.212 ​
Issued: November 15, 2017
​Comment Period Expiration:
March 1, 2018
Public Hearing: March 28, 2018
 
 
Comments:

 

 
​Adopted or Other Action: Amendment of MCR 6.310, 6.429, 6.431, 7.205, 7.211, and 7.212​
Issued: April 19, 2018
Effective: May 1, 2018


​2017-08 - proposed amendment of mcr 3.977 and mcr 6.425 to require trial courts to order the full transcript when appointing counsel for certain proceedings

Proposed Amendment: ​Proposed Amendment of MCR 3.977 and MCR 6.425 ​
Issued: October 17, 2017
​Comment Period Expiration:
February 1, 2018
Public Hearing: March 28, 2018
 
 
Comments:
 
​Adopted or Other Action: Amendment of MCR 3.977 ​
Issued: March 28, 2018
Effective: May 1, 2018



​2002-37 - PROPOSED RULES RELATED TO E-FILING AND ELECTRONIC RECORDS

Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendment Rules 1.109, 2.107, 2.113, 2.114, 3.206, 3.901, 3.931, 3.961, 4.302, 5.113,   5.114, 6.001, 6.101, 8.117, and 8.119 of the Michigan Court Rules​​
Issued: September 20, 2017
​Comment Period Expiration:
January 1, 2018
​Interim Order Prior to Public Hearing: ​Deferral of Effective Date of September 20, 2017 Order​
Public Hearing: January 23, 2018​
 
 
Comments: