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2019 House Bill 4031: Lower probation charges

Public Act 165 of 2019

Introduced by Rep. Tommy Brann (R) on January 10, 2019
To reduce the maximum “supervision fee” charged to probationers from $135 per month to $30 per month, and $60 if an electronic monitoring device is involved. This would also replace a schedule of means-tested discounts for low income convicts. A judge could still waive the fees for a person who is indigent. Reportedly the state collects only 6 to 10 percent of the fees that are levied, with the balance turned over to collections agencies (that collect little more).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on January 10, 2019
Reported in the House on April 23, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on May 7, 2019
Referred to the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee on May 7, 2019
Reported in the Senate on November 12, 2019
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on December 20, 2019