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2015 Senate Bill 281: Repeal 36th district court bailiff's "job for life" law

Public Act 132 of 2015

Introduced by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R) on April 16, 2015
To allow a bailiff of the 36th district court to be dismissed for inability to do the job. This is the former Detroit “Recorders Court,” and the law that replaced it with the 36th district court permitted the current bailiffs to keep their jobs for life and not be replaced except for malfeasance, even if the individual is no longer capable of doing the job.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 16, 2015
Reported in the Senate on April 30, 2015
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the House on May 14, 2015
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on May 14, 2015
Reported in the House on June 16, 2015
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Brian Banks (D) on September 16, 2015
To prohibit dismissing a bailiff who is no longer capable of doing the job if the inability is health-related. In other words, to not repeal the "guaranteed job for life" provision.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 16, 2015
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on September 30, 2015

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