MiCOG will be among several groups in a meeting Monday with the state Supreme Court Administrator to discuss proposed legislation impacting court access and transparency.
Other groups include the Michigan Court Officers Association, Michigan Creditors Bar Association, the Michigan Process Servers Alliance, The Mackinac Center, the Center for Michigan, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, Michigan Council for Professional Investigators, Flint Area Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Legal Specialists, West Michigan Tea Party, Campaign for Liberty, David K. Fox LAw Firm, and private investigator and FOIA advocate Patrick Clawson.
The Agenda includes the impact of proposed House Bills 4064 and 4532 that would digitize the court system statewide. Concerns include fees and copy costs, paywall issues and public access by non-litigants. Another topic will be the proposal for the creation of mental health courts within the current court system on non-violent felony cases. All information and records of this new court system would be exempt from disclosure.