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2011 House Bill 5075: Court consolidation package

Public Act 18 of 2011

  1. Introduced by Rep. Peter Pettalia (R) 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.
    • 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) 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.
  2. Passed 97 to 11 in the House on December 8, 2011.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on December 13, 2011.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 13, 2011.
  4. Passed 34 to 4 in the Senate on February 7, 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 Newaygo and Oceana Counties.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on February 21, 2012.

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