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2011 House Bill 5108: Court consolidation package
Introduced by Rep. Jeff Irwin D-Ann Arbor on October 19, 2011
To consolidate and reduce the number of judges in Michigan courts, as recommended by the state Supreme Court and the State Court Administrative Office. This is one of a number of such bills, and affects a number of counties throughout the state.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on October 19, 2011
Reported in the House on December 7, 2011
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on December 14, 2011
To revise details of the courts and judgeships affected by the bill.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 14, 2011
Amendment offered by Rep. Barb Byrum D-Onodaga on December 14, 2011
To require a bill that also reduces the number of Court of Appeal judges from 28 to 24 to become law before this bill can, and also require a number of other regular court consolidation bills to become law.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 14, 2011
Received in the Senate on December 15, 2011
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 15, 2011