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2011 House Bill 5075: Court consolidation package

Public Act 18 of 2011

Introduced by Rep. Peter Pettalia R-Presque Isle on October 13, 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 Newaygo and Oceana Counties.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on October 13, 2011
Reported in the House on December 7, 2011
With the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the House on December 7, 2011
To clarify the timing of the phase-out of one of the 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-Onodaga 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
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on February 21, 2012