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2013 House Bill 5123: Revise judgeships

Public Act 58 of 2014

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.   Official Text and Analysis.
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
Passed 102 to 8 in the House on December 5, 2013 (same description)
To increase the number of judges in some judicial circuits and districts, and decrease them in some others.
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
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.
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
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.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 26, 2014

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