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2009 Senate Bill 776: Use juror compensation fund money for other state spending

Public Act 151 of 2009

Introduced by Sen. Alan L. Cropsey (R) on August 27, 2009
To use $2.5 million in certain court and other fees dedicated to a state “juror compensation reimbursement fund,” and which have accumulated in that fund, to pay for other state spending in Fiscal Year 2009-2010, so as to avoid budget cuts.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on August 27, 2009
Reported in the Senate on October 6, 2009
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on October 13, 2009
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that changes the amount of the fund shift.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 13, 2009
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on October 14, 2009.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To use $1.3 million in certain court and other fees dedicated to a state “juror compensation reimbursement fund,” and which have accumulated in that fund, to pay for other state spending in Fiscal Year 2009-2010, so as to avoid budget cuts. The money would be transferred to the state general fund.
Received in the House on October 14, 2009
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on October 14, 2009
Reported in the House on November 3, 2009
With the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the House on November 10, 2009
To not transfer the money to the state general fund, but instead transfer to a "court equity fund," which is distributed to counties to run their courts. This would have essentially the same effect as transferring the money to the general fund, in that it could be used to displace general fund appropriations to the judiciary.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on November 10, 2009
Passed 92 to 8 in the House on November 10, 2009.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To use $1.3 million in certain court and other fees dedicated to a state “juror compensation reimbursement fund,” and which have accumulated in that fund, to pay for other state spending in Fiscal Year 2009-2010, so as to avoid budget cuts. The money would be transfered to a "court equity fund," which is distributed to counties to run their courts. The money could then be used to displace general fund appropriations to the judiciary.
Received in the Senate on November 12, 2009
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on November 19, 2009

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