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2013 House Bill 5123: Revise judgeships

Public Act 58 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Rep. Kevin Cotter (R) on October 31, 2013, to increase the number of judges in some judicial circuits and districts, and decrease them in some others.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on October 31, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on November 14, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on December 4, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 4, 2013.
  2. Passed 102 to 8 in the House on December 5, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on December 10, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 10, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on February 13, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on March 19, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 19, 2014.
  4. Passed 26 to 12 in the Senate on March 19, 2014, to increase the number of judges in some judicial circuits and districts, and decrease them in some others. Among other changes the bill would reduce by one the number of judges in the 36th district in Detroit, from 31 to 30.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on March 19, 2014, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Phil Cavanagh (D) on March 20, 2014, to not reduce the 36th district court from 31 judges to 30. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 20, 2014.
  6. Passed 61 to 49 in the House on March 20, 2014, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill, which also reduces the 36th district in Detroit from 31 to 30 judges.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 26, 2014.

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