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2013 House Bill 5156: Court of claims change “cleanup” bill

Public Act 205 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Rep. Mike Shirkey (R) on November 14, 2013, to establish that nothing in a new law changing the state’s “court of claims” from the Ingham County circuit court to the state Court of Appeals eliminates a current right to a jury trial, or to filing the claim in a person's local circuit or district court.
    • Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on November 14, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on December 3, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on December 3, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 3, 2013.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Greimel (D) on December 4, 2013, to establish that the right the bill recognizes also applies to claims against an individual state employee. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 4, 2013.
  2. Passed 110 to 0 in the House on December 4, 2013, to establish that nothing in a new law changing the state’s “court of claims” from the Ingham County circuit court to the state Court of Appeals eliminates a current right to a jury trial, or to filing the claim in a person's local circuit, district or probate court.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on December 5, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate on December 5, 2013.
  4. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on December 11, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 17, 2013.

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