How They Voted

Senate Bill 87, Don’t eliminate Menominee County judgeship: Passed 105 to 0 in the House

To retain a district court judge in the 95th-A District Court in Menominee county. Under current law, this position will end with the retirement of the current judge, leaving the probate judge for Menominee County to serve as district judge this district.

According to committee testimony, there has been a 60 percent increase in criminal case filings in the county since the law eliminating this judgeship was passed in 2012, many related to drugs, and the bill could result in creating a drug treatment specialty court serving Menominee and adjacent counties. Fiscal agency analysis indicates the bill would cost the state $159,342.

Rep. Beau LaFave, R – Iron Mountain, Yes

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Source: MichiganVotes.org.

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