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2011 Senate Bill 849: Revise Court of Appeals districts

Public Act 40 of 2012

Introduced by Sen. Joe Hune (R) on November 10, 2011
To establish new state Court of Appeals districts. The bill as introduced does not specify the new districts, but these can be added later in the process. See also House Bill 5160, which does spell out the new districts.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Redistricting Committee on November 10, 2011
Amendment offered by Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on December 8, 2011
To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 5161, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 5161 would reduce the number of judges on the Michigan Court of Appeals from 28 to 24.
The amendment failed 10 to 24 in the Senate on December 8, 2011.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Moved to reconsider by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on December 8, 2011
The vote by which the amendment was not adopted.
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 8, 2011
Moved to reconsider in the Senate on December 8, 2011
To reconsider the Whitmer amendment.
The motion failed 10 to 25 in the Senate on December 8, 2011.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To establish new state Court of Appeals districts. The bill as passed does not specify the new districts, but these can be added later in the process. See also House Bill 5160, which does spell out the new districts.
Received in the House on December 8, 2011
Referred to the House Redistricting and Elections Committee on December 8, 2011
Substitute offered by Rep. Pete Lund (R) on February 21, 2012
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that does reduce judges and revise districts.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on February 21, 2012
To establish new state Court of Appeals districts (of which there are four), and reduce the number of appeals court judges from 28 to 24 .
Received in the Senate on February 22, 2012
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 6, 2012

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