Bill Text: MI HB6257 | 2009-2010 | 95th Legislature | Introduced

Bill Title: Public employees and officers; state; provision relating to representation of the state by the attorney general; modify. Amends sec. 28 of 1846 RS 12 (MCL 14.28).

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2010-06-15 - Printed Bill Filed 06/11/2010 [HB6257 Detail]

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June 10, 2010, Introduced by Rep. Meadows and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.


     A bill to amend 1846 RS 12, entitled


"Of certain state officers,"


by amending section 28 (MCL 14.28).




     Sec. 28. (1) The attorney general shall prosecute and defend


all actions in the supreme court of this state, in which the this


state shall be is interested , or a party, ; he except that the


attorney general may , in his discretion, designate one 1 of the


assistant attorneys general to be known as the solicitor general,


who, under his the attorney general's direction, shall have charge


of such those causes in the supreme court and shall perform such


any other assigned duties. as may be assigned to him; and the


attorney general shall also, when requested by the governor, or


either branch of the legislature, and may, when in his own judgment


the interests of the state require it, intervene in and appear for


the people of this state in any other court or tribunal, in any


cause or matter, civil or criminal, in which the people of this


state may be a party or interested.


     (2) If the governor or the attorney general determines that


the interests of the state require, the attorney general may


intervene in or appear on behalf of the people of this state in any


court or tribunal of this state. Except upon request of the


governor regarding a civil or criminal action in which the people


of this state have an interest or if this state is a defendant or


respondent, the attorney general shall not initiate or intervene in


an action or otherwise appear on behalf of the people of this state


in a court or tribunal of the United States, another state, or


another foreign jurisdiction.