HOUSE BILL No. 4313

 

February 22, 2011, Introduced by Reps. Constan, Geiss, Womack, Stallworth, Liss, Oakes, Durhal, Lindberg, Tlaib, Darany, Heise and Santana and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

 

     A bill to amend 1961 PA 236, entitled

 

"Revised judicature act of 1961,"

 

by amending section 8121 (MCL 600.8121), as amended by 2001 PA 258.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 8121. (1) The sixteenth district consists of the city of

 

Livonia, is a district of the third class, and has 2 judges.

 

     (2) The seventeenth district consists of the township of

 

Redford in the county of Wayne, is a district of the third class,

 

and has 2 judges.

 

     (3) The eighteenth district consists of the city of Westland,

 

is a district of the third class, and has 2 judges.

 

     (4) The nineteenth district consists of the city of Dearborn,

 

is a district of the third class, and has 3 judges.

 


     (5) The Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the

 

twentieth district consists of the city of Dearborn Heights, is a

 

district of the third class, and has 2 judges. If the city of

 

Dearborn Heights and the city of Garden City approve by resolution

 

of their legislative bodies the reformation of the twentieth

 

district and the abolition of the twenty-first district pursuant to

 

law, the twentieth district consists of the city of Dearborn

 

Heights and the city of Garden City, is a district of the third

 

class, and has 3 judges, effective January 2, 2012.

 

     (6) The Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the

 

twenty-first district consists of the city of Garden City, is a

 

district of the third class, and has 1 judge. If the city of

 

Dearborn Heights and the city of Garden City approve by resolution

 

of their legislative bodies the reformation of the twentieth

 

district and the abolition of the twenty-first district pursuant to

 

law, the twenty-first district is abolished effective January 2,

 

2012.

 

     (7) The twenty-second district consists of the city of

 

Inkster, is a district of the third class, and has 1 judge.

 

     (8) The twenty-third district consists of the city of Taylor,

 

is a district of the third class, and has 2 judges.

 

     (9) The twenty-fourth district consists of the cities of Allen

 

Park and Melvindale, is a district of the third class, and has 2

 

judges.

 

     (10) The twenty-fifth district consists of the city of Lincoln

 

Park, is a district of the third class, and has 2 judges.

 

     (11) The twenty-sixth district consists of the cities of River

 


Rouge and Ecorse, is a district of the third class, and is divided

 

into the following election divisions:

 

     (a) The first division consists of the city of River Rouge and

 

has 1 judge.

 

     (b) The second division consists of the city of Ecorse and has

 

1 judge.

 

     (12) The twenty-seventh district consists of the following, as

 

applicable:

 

     (a) Until January 1, 2003 or until a vacancy occurs in a

 

judgeship in the twenty-seventh district, whichever occurs first,

 

the twenty-seventh district consists of the cities of Wyandotte and

 

Riverview, is a district of the third class, and is divided into

 

the following election divisions:

 

     (i) The first division consists of the city of Wyandotte and

 

has 1 judge.

 

     (ii) The second division consists of the city of Riverview and

 

has 1 judge.

 

     (b) Beginning January 1, 2003 or the date on which a vacancy

 

occurs in a judgeship in the twenty-seventh district, whichever

 

occurs first, the twenty-seventh district consists of the cities of

 

Wyandotte and Riverview, is a district of the third class, and has

 

1 judge. The remaining incumbent judge of the twenty-seventh

 

district shall serve as the judge of the entire twenty-seventh

 

district for the balance of the term to which he or she was elected

 

or appointed.

 

     (13) The twenty-eighth district consists of the city of

 

Southgate, is a district of the third class, and has 1 judge.

 


     (14) The twenty-ninth district consists of the city of Wayne,

 

is a district of the third class, and has 1 judge.

 

     (15) The thirtieth district consists of the city of Highland

 

Park, is a district of the third class, and has the following

 

number of judges: 1 judge.

 

     (a) Until subdivision (b) takes effect, this district has 2

 

judges.

 

     (b) This district has 1 judge beginning on the earlier of the

 

following dates:

 

     (i) The date on which a vacancy occurs in the office of

 

district judge in this district.

 

     (ii) 12 noon, January 1, 2003.

 

     (16) The thirty-first district consists of the city of

 

Hamtramck, is a district of the third class, and has 1 judge.

 

     (17) The thirty-second-a district consists of the city of

 

Harper Woods, is a district of the third class, and has 1 judge.

 

     (18) The thirty-second-b district consists of the cities of

 

Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe, and Grosse

 

Pointe Farms, and the village of Grosse Pointe Shores, is a

 

district of the third class, and has 1 judge.

 

     (19) The thirty-third district consists of the cities of

 

Trenton, Gibraltar, Woodhaven, Rockwood, and Flat Rock and the

 

townships of Brownstown and Grosse Ile in the county of Wayne, is a

 

district of the third class, and has 3 judges.

 

     (20) The thirty-fourth district consists of the townships of

 

Sumpter, Van Buren, and Huron in the county of Wayne and the cities

 

of Romulus and Belleville, is a district of the third class, and

 


has 3 judges.

 

     (21) The thirty-fifth district consists of the cities of

 

Northville and Plymouth and the townships of Northville, Plymouth,

 

and Canton in the county of Wayne, is a district of the third

 

class, and has 2 3 judges. Subject to section 8175, this district

 

may have 1 additional judge effective January 1, 2003. If a new

 

office of judge is added to this district to be filled by election

 

in 2002, the term of office of the judge for that election only

 

shall be 8 years.

 

     Enacting section 1. If the twentieth judicial district is

 

reformed and the twenty-first judicial district is abolished

 

pursuant to this amendatory act and section 8176 of the revised

 

judicature act of 1961, MCL 600.8176, all of the following apply:

 

     (a) The change in the composition of the affected judicial

 

districts shall take effect for judicial purposes on January 2,

 

2012.

 

     (b) The incumbent judge of the twenty-first judicial district

 

who resides in Garden City shall become a judge of the twentieth

 

judicial district on January 2, 2012 and shall serve until the term

 

for which he or she was elected or appointed in the twenty-first

 

judicial district expires.

 

     (c) For purposes of the November 2014 general election only,

 

the term of the candidate for district judge in this district who

 

receives the highest number of votes shall be 8 years.