November 29, 2018, Introduced by Rep. VerHeulen and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.
A bill to amend 1846 RS 2, entitled
"Of the legislature,"
(MCL 4.82 to 4.85) by adding section 3a.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 3a. (1) The legislature and each house of the legislature
is hereby authorized and empowered to intervene in any action
commenced in any court of this state 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 of that body.
Such right of intervention shall exist at any stage of the
proceeding, and the legislature and each house of the legislature
shall 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.
(2) The right of intervention granted under this section
applies to all matters pending in any court of this state as of the
effective date of the amendatory act that added this section or
later filed in any court in this state.
(3) This section is self-executing but each house of the
legislature may adopt rules or policies to facilitate operation of