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2013 House Bill 5124: Revise judgeships

Public Act 59 of 2014

  1. 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.
    • 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.
  2. 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.
    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-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.
  4. Passed 24 to 14 in the Senate on March 19, 2014, to reduce the number of district judgeships in the third judicial circuit in Wayne County from 60 to 56.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. 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.
  6. Passed 61 to 48 in the House on March 20, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

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

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