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2011 House Bill 5105: Court consolidation package

Public Act 300 of 2011

Introduced by Rep. Kevin Cotter (R) 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-2) 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. John Walsh (R) on December 7, 2011
To revise details of the courts and judgeships affected by the bill.
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
Received in the Senate on December 13, 2011
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 13, 2011
Amendment offered in the Senate on December 15, 2011
To revise details of the courts and judgeships affected by the bill.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 15, 2011
Received in the House on December 15, 2011
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 21, 2011

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