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2015 Senate Bill 56: Revise pay increase formula for judges

Public Act 31 of 2016

Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on January 28, 2015 To index judges’ salary increases to increases in the salaries paid to executive level state civil service employees. The change would be prospective only, starting Jan. 1, 2016. According to the Senate Fiscal Agency, had it been in effect since 2011 judges' pay would now be around $12,000 higher than the current range of $138,272 to $151,404 depending on which level of court.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 28, 2015
Reported in the Senate on March 19, 2015 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 33 to 3 in the Senate on March 26, 2015.
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(same description)
To index judges’ salary increases to increases in the salaries paid to executive level state civil service employees. The change would be prospective only, starting Jan. 1, 2016. According to the Senate Fiscal Agency, had it been in effect since 2011 judges' pay would now be around $12,000 higher than the current range of $138,272 to $151,404 depending on which level of court.
Received in the House on March 26, 2015
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on March 26, 2015
Reported in the House on January 26, 2016 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 97 to 6 in the House on February 16, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To index judges’ salary increases to increases in the salaries paid to executive level state civil service employees. The change would be prospective only, starting Jan. 1, 2016. According to the Senate Fiscal Agency, had it been in effect since 2011 judges' pay would now be around $12,000 higher than the current range of $138,272 to $151,404 depending on which level of court.
Received in the Senate on February 17, 2016
Passed 32 to 4 in the Senate on February 17, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 8, 2016

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