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HB 6553 - Authorizes Legislative Intervention in Individual Constitutionality Claims and Lawsuits - Michigan Key Vote

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Title: Authorizes Legislative Intervention in Individual Constitutionality Claims and Lawsuits

Title: Authorizes Legislative Intervention in Individual Constitutionality Claims and Lawsuits

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Title: Authorizes Legislative Intervention in Individual Constitutionality Claims and Lawsuits

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes state legislatures to intervene in individual unconstitutionality claims and lawsuits.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes the legislature and each chamber of the legislature to intervene in any action commenced in any state court whenever the legislature or a house of the legislature deems such intervention necessary in order to protect any right or interest of this state or that body because a party to that action challenges the constitutionality of a state statute, or the validity of legislation or any action of the legislature (Sec. 3A).

  • Requires that such right exist at any stage of the proceeding, and the legislature and each chamber of the legislature to have the same right to prosecute an appeal , or to apply for a re-hearing or to take any other action or step whatsoever that is had or possessed by any of the parties to such litigation (Sec. 3A).

  • Specifies that the right of intervention applies to all matters pending in any court of this state (Sec. 3A).

  • Authorizes each chamber of the legislature to adopt rules or policies to facilitate the operation of this act (Sec. 3A).

  • Specifies that intervention is not a waiver of legislative immunity (Sec. 3A).

Title: Authorizes Legislative Intervention in Individual Constitutionality Claims and Lawsuits

Title: Authorizes Legislative Intervention in Individual Constitutionality Claims and Lawsuits

Title: Authorizes Legislative Intervention in Individual Constitutionality Claims and Lawsuits

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