Introduced by Rep. Rob VerHeulen (R) on May 16, 2017 To create a state trial court funding commission tasked with reviewing and recommending changes to the state’s trial court funding system in light of the Michigan Supreme Court’s ruling in People v Cunningham, which raised questions about the extent to which the state can impose court and prosecution costs on a defendant that bear no direct relation to the case but cover the day-to-day functions of the prosecutor, law enforcement, or other governmental unit. See also House Bill 4612. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on May 16, 2017
Reported in the House on May 24, 2017 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.