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2013 House Bill 5124: Revise judgeships

Public Act 59 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. Tom Leonard (R) on October 31, 2013 To consolidate and reduce the number of judgeships in a number of circuit and district courts around the state.   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
Amendment offered by Rep. Patrick Somerville (R) on December 4, 2013 To reduce the number of Wayne County judgeships more gradually.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 4, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. Phil Cavanagh (D) on December 4, 2013 To reduce the number of Wayne County judgeships by four instead of five.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 4, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. Patrick Somerville (R) on December 4, 2013 To authorizes 60 circuit court judges in Wayne County until 2015.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 4, 2013
Passed 67 to 42 in the House on December 5, 2013 To reduce the number of district judgeships in the third judicial circuit in Wayne County from 60 to 56.
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-1) 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 24 to 14 in the Senate on March 19, 2014 (same description)
To reduce the number of district judgeships in the third judicial circuit in Wayne County from 60 to 56.
Received in the House on March 19, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Phil Cavanagh (D) on March 20, 2014
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 20, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Phil Cavanagh (D) on March 20, 2014
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 20, 2014
Passed 61 to 48 in the House on March 20, 2014
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 26, 2014

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