The ACLU maintains a presence in Lansing that enables us to pass policies that expand civil liberties or prevent the passage of policies that are hostile to civil liberties. Through traditional lobbying techniques lobbying, advocacy, and advocacy the legislative program seeks to advance and protect our civil liberties.

The ACLU of Michigan’s legislative program works on a breadth of issues. To give you an idea of what we’ve been up to, we have provided a brief summary, our position on the issue and where the bill is currently situation in the legislative process.

Juvenile Life Without Parole: Senate Bill 319

Michigan Indigent Defense Commission Act – House Bill 4529

Indigent Defense Reform – Senate Bill 301

Preliminary Exam Reform - House Bill 5154 (Tie Barred with House Bill 5155)

Preliminary Exam Reform - House Bill 5155 (Tie Barred with HB 5154)

Click here to view or download the full Legislative Docket: Due Process