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2011 House Bill 5104: Court consolidation package

Public Act 38 of 2012

Introduced by Rep. Patrick Somerville (R) on October 19, 2011 To consolidate and reduce the number of judges in Michigan courts, as recommended by the state Supreme Court and the State Court Administrative Office. This is one of a number of such bills, and affects Bay County.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on October 19, 2011
Reported in the House on December 7, 2011 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Barb Byrum (D) on December 7, 2011 To require a bill that also reduces the number of Court of Appeal judges from 28 to 24 to become law before this bill can, and also require a number of other regular court consolidation bills to become law.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2011
Passed 88 to 20 in the House on December 8, 2011 (same description)
To consolidate and reduce the number of judges in Michigan courts, as recommended by the state Supreme Court and the State Court Administrative Office. This is one of a number of such bills, and affects Bay County.
Received in the Senate on December 13, 2011
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 13, 2011
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 7, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 7, 2012
Passed 37 to 1 in the Senate on February 7, 2012 (same description)
To consolidate and reduce the number of judges in Michigan courts, as recommended by the state Supreme Court and the State Court Administrative Office. This is one of a number of such bills, and affects Bay County.
Received in the House on February 7, 2012
Passed 90 to 18 in the House on February 14, 2012 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on February 28, 2012

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