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2011 House Bill 5103: Court consolidation package

Public Act 37 of 2012

Introduced by Rep. David E. Rutledge (D) on October 19, 2011
To consolidate and reduce the number of judges in Michigan courts, as recommended by the state Supreme Court and the State Court Administrative Office. This is one of a number of such bills, and affects a number of cities in Wayne and Oakland Counties.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on October 19, 2011
Reported in the House on December 7, 2011
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-7) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on December 7, 2011
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2011
Amendment offered by Rep. Kurt Heise (R) on December 7, 2011
To refer to the bill's provisions as court "reorganization" rather than "consolidation".
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2011
Amendment offered by Rep. Barb Byrum (D) on December 7, 2011
To require a bill that also reduces the number of Court of Appeal judges from 28 to 24 to become law before this bill can, and also require a number of other regular court consolidation bills to become law.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2011
Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Brown (D) on December 7, 2011
To revise details of the courts and judgeships affected by the bill.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2011
Amendment offered by Rep. John Walsh (R) on December 8, 2011
To revise details of the timing of the phase-out of certain judgeships affected by the bill.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 8, 2011
Received in the Senate on December 13, 2011
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 13, 2011
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 8, 2012
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details of some of the proposed consolidations.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 8, 2012
Moved to reconsider by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on February 8, 2012
The vote by which the bill was passed.
The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 8, 2012
Received in the Senate on February 8, 2012
To consolidate and reduce the number of judges in Michigan courts, as recommended by the state Supreme Court and the State Court Administrative Office. This is one of a number of such bills, and affects a number of cities in Wayne and Oakland Counties.
Received in the House on February 8, 2012
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on February 28, 2012

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