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2017 House Bill 4613: Create process to restrict expansive court cost levies

Public Act 65 of 2017

Introduced by Rep. Rob VerHeulen (R) on May 16, 2017 To create a state trial court funding commission tasked with reviewing and recommending changes to the state’s trial court funding system in light of the Michigan Supreme Court’s ruling in People v Cunningham, which raised questions about the extent to which the state can impose court and prosecution costs on a defendant that bear no direct relation to the case but cover the day-to-day functions of the prosecutor, law enforcement, or other governmental unit. See also House Bill 4612.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on May 16, 2017
Reported in the House on May 24, 2017 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 103 to 5 in the House on May 31, 2017.
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(same description)
To create a state trial court funding commission tasked with reviewing and recommending changes to the state’s trial court funding system in light of the Michigan Supreme Court’s ruling in People v Cunningham, which raised questions about the extent to which the state can impose court and prosecution costs on a defendant that bear no direct relation to the case but cover the day-to-day functions of the prosecutor, law enforcement, or other governmental unit. See also House Bill 4612.
Received in the Senate on June 6, 2017
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 6, 2017
Reported in the Senate on June 15, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on June 15, 2017.
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(same description)
To create a state trial court funding commission tasked with reviewing and recommending changes to the state’s trial court funding system in light of the Michigan Supreme Court’s ruling in People v Cunningham, which raised questions about the extent to which the state can impose court and prosecution costs on a defendant that bear no direct relation to the case but cover the day-to-day functions of the prosecutor, law enforcement, or other governmental unit. See also House Bill 4612.
Received in the House on June 20, 2017
Passed 103 to 4 in the House on June 20, 2017.
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To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 29, 2017

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